25 April 2016

Want Don't Want

Nostalgia is an odd thing.

The Beretta M9 does not fit my hand well, as such I don't really want one.

"So don't buy one!" you're screaming at the screen no doubt.

Yet, I was issued one.

I have a clone of my M1911A1.  I have a clone of my M16A2.  I even have a clone of the M16A1 I was very briefly issued in OSUT.

I do not have an M9, so I want one to complete the Issued to Thag set.

Mutter mutter.  Mumble mumble.

It's not a high priority though.

4 comments:

  1. At least they can be had for cheap....and because they suck ass so many n00bs get all hyped up for John McClain and M9!!! Then realize they're a porky gun with a miserable safety, and they sell it for a down payment on the Glock they should have bought in the first place.

    So do what I do with some of those goofy guns you don't like but really kinda want (I have a Radom P64, a Beretta 21A, so while it's a turd, I REALLY want a SW99 for an almost but not-quite James Bond gun!) is just keep an eye on the used racks for a good deal.

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  2. If you are willing to go for a Taurus PT-92 instead you can get it for even less.

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    1. At present I am trying to decide if a Model 92FS is close enough to M9 to suffice. If so, then I will entertain the idea of substituting a Taurus.

      M9 runs about $100 more than 92FS on Gunbroker. Taurus runs about $200 less than 92FS around here.

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  3. Way back in the 80's when I was a buck sergeant I got a Taurus 92AF so I could practice with it on my own. My mentor (E-7 type) gave me crap about buying the Taurus over the Beretta. He has lost 2 Beretta's over the years: one due to locking block failure and the other to a cracked slide rail (neither were economically feasible to repair). I have had the locking block fail on my Taurus at 38K rounds a couple of years back and since it has a lifetime warranty it is now in my range bag still getting shot every week. I see my mentor every year for a deep sea fishing trip and refresher range training. He now has a Taurus 99.

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