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can I be a member of the "I've got a handguns" club? just bought a new 9mm Beretta 92A1. it came with 3 17 rnd mags. first new gun for me. can't wait for decent weather to try it out. I borrowed one on Saturday and instantly fell in love. I looked all over and was almost ready to settle for something different. my LGS has a very limited selection of handguns, even more limited 9's.
I was going to get a S&W 99 in .40 sw but when I got there I saw this 92. I may have made the guy nervous because without even asking to see it I said "I'll take that 92". turns out it was on the shelf for 3 hours. they only got this one and a 96 (.40) today. bad part is they only let me buy 2 boxes of ammo. time to start looking for components and dies to load 9mm.

my concerns;

the main spring rod and trigger are plastic. I will start looking for good metal ones

the grips are kind of plain looking. what's out there to make it look better? something with a red tone would be nice. or deep blue (my favorite color)

any way, who wants to look at gun porn?
 

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The Beretta 92 is almost as sexy as a 1911! And yes, you're in the club now!
 

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I replaced the recoil guide rod on my M9 with the steel version from Beretta USA, though I am sure there are less costly ($29 if I recall correctly) options available elsewhere. Grips and trigger I don't know about though.

Enjoy your new gun :)
 

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Here's a pic of my M9 (sorry for the poor quality) with the steel version rod

 

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You will love that 92. I am a big Beretta fan, myself. I bought my 92FS directly from Beretta back in about 1987 or 88, along with 11 more of them (which I sold). This past Friday night I ordered a Beretta 96D from J&G Sales.

In case you didn't know a Model 96 is a 92 that shoots .40S&W. I am not saying you don't know, but when I told my son I was getting one, he asked me what a 96 was.
 

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Welcome to the pistol club! I have a few and my wife even has one :)
 

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don't worry. I have my eye on a Remington 1911R1. then I can be in another exclusive club. I also plan on a Kimber in a year or so.

and to think a few months ago I was thinking about a High Point. no dirty hookers for me;)
 

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don't worry. I have my eye on a Remington 1911R1. then I can be in another exclusive club. I also plan on a Kimber in a year or so.

and to think a few months ago I was thinking about a High Point. no dirty hookers for me;)
I would buy a high point in 45 auto. It is a cheap gun but they function well and the accuracy is good..
 

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No everyone is rich and can afford a Kimber. Hi-Points are good inexpensive guns. Just think of the fun the cops will have shooting YOUR gun if you have to turn it in as evidence from a shooting. I own a Hi-point and it shoots good. It wasn't born with a silver spoon. oops I mean a silver bullet in its chamber.
 

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oh no, I am NOT bashing high point. a fwe months ago I was seriously looking at them. it's just that I came into some cash for doing side work and decided I may as well get the upgraded version. if this living room remodel turns bigger I may also get a Kimber or the Browning Maxus I have been lusting after
 

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Nice choice. I have the SW 99 in 9mm. Simply love it, but this is a pretty sexy looking weapon here.
 

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I remember the first time I shot a hi point. I had been selling them in my shop and one of my customers bought one and came back about a week later and said, you need to shoot this gun. I though, oh no, he is having trouble and its going to be my first complaint with hi point. We took it out back and loaded 45 ball ammo in it and I started firing away at about 15yds. That thing was a shooting machine. I thought I was shooting one of my 1911s it was nearly that accurate. I ran a box of shells thru it and it never failed to feed or eject or anything and I have to say, it changed my perception of hi point from then on. I dont care for the looks, the feel, the size or the weight or the construction of them, but I would not hesitate to own one if I needed an affordable gun.
 

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today I was actually thinking of maybe, just maybe getting a hi point for the car. maybe even another for the boat. oh crap, I'm addicted!!!!!
 

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sweet. i just bought one today. although, cbi is jammed up. i added it to the others i was waiting on, so maybe friday i can pick it up. its 10 days waiting here now. crazy eh?
 
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