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Aubie83
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OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.

I was offered one in good condition for $300. Is this a good deal?

Picture of gun in question:




Springfield XD
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
Not bad.


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GaryMyMan
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
Assuming it's in good shape that's a very good deal. I sold a used 92FS for $550 more than a year ago and it sold in 20 minutes on bayou shooter.

Whether you can find 40 cal ammo is a different story...
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BayouBengal51
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
If it's in good shape, damned good deal. I paid $585 for my Beretta 96 Brigadier Inox when I bought it a few years ago.

I love mine. I did replace the recoil rod in mine though with a metal one and I changed my main spring to lessen the trigger pull some.


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DrTyger
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
I hate this platform and even I'll tell you this is one hell of a deal. (As long is it's in decent condition)


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bapple
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
I'm a Beretta owner as well. I have two different uppers for my Beretta in both 9mm and 40. I actually bought my 40 upper from a guy and paid 275 for it so you're getting a hell of a deal.

One thing to know about the 40 S&W cartridge is that this platform was not designed for it. So while this is still pretty comfortable platform, the 40 has a bit more snap than the 9mm.

But I still love the gun and its my home defense piece so obviously I like it.



Huntinguy
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
Thats a take!


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Rustontiger43
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
hey Bapple,how do you like the S&W in that pic?


Chad504boy
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
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I was offered one in good condition for $300. Is this a good deal?


No not at all. Can you post this guys email so i can tell him myself?


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mylsuhat
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
I love the dessert color on that Beretta



I'm planning on getting a M9 very very soon, normal black color


what does it cost for that cover (i assume)?


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
Sounds like a damn good price to me. I shoot an M9 better than any other semi auto I've shot.


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Yewkindewit
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
Great deal if in good shape!


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bapple
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
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hey Bapple,how do you like the S&W in that pic?


One of my favorites...



quote:

I'm planning on getting a M9 very very soon, normal black color

what does it cost for that cover (i assume)?


I got it coated in Cerakote Coyote Tan at On Target guns in Kenner. John Gauthier, the owner, was a pleasure to work with and is a very nice guy. He did the barrel and frame for $165 and I think it was worth every penny. This was a picture of it hot off the press...





mylsuhat
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
That thing is beautiful



Q: Made in USA vs Made in Italy. I plan on getting the USA M9 but I was wondering if there is a huge advantage of one over the other


Chad504boy
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
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Q: Made in USA vs Made in Italy. I plan on getting the USA M9 but I was wondering if there is a huge advantage of one over the other



i read the italy is made with better interior parts.... bit better quality.


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TigerOnThe Hill
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
Like everyone else said, it's a great deal, assuming it's in decent shape. Are you going to run the serial #?


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bapple
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
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Q: Made in USA vs Made in Italy. I plan on getting the USA M9 but I was wondering if there is a huge advantage of one over the other


Chad is close in his opinion.

My 90 two, which has been discontinued, was ONLY made in Italy. But the finish is good and the fit and finish is good.

The Vertec 96 upper in that picture is actually made by Beretta USA. The machining had a bit harder edges, but besides that, it's still put together well.

The biggest giveaway as to what country it was manufactured in is to look at the dust cover. If it's straight, it's Italian and if it's angled, it's American.

Image: http://www.majkasvihoruzja.com/files/slike/pistolj-beretta_92fs.jpg


Image: http://www.americanrifleman.org/Webcontent/gallery/194/2031beretta_92_2.jpg
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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
I figured "made in Italy" was the biggest giveaway


bapple
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
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I figured "made in Italy" was the biggest giveaway




I guess if the buyer can read, that helps.

But aesthetically, the dust cover is the easiest to notice.


mylsuhat
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: OB Gun Gurus re: Beretta 96 Series 40 cal.
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I figured "made in Italy" was the biggest giveaway




I see the dust cover difference but you really have to look to notice


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