Beretta Owners

Beretta Owners

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  1. Canis-Lupus
    Canis-Lupus


    Beretta 96 FS Centurion .40Cal, w/ Crimson-Trace (LG-202) laser grips added in 1999. Largest pistol I own. Best for range-fire out to 40-meters effective/iffy to 75! Optimal combat settings on laser sights to target and accuracy is 20-25 meters for me. Use (less expensive) Speer Lawman 180gr TMJ for range fire, 5 boxes of 50 per is fun, more ='s field strip, clean and cool-off, move to 2-handed fire stance. Load all rounds wearing thin work gloves, just in case a spent cartridge turns into a calling card I don't need 2 leave behind if I am ever faced with an iffy situation where no one is in the right no matter what excuse a person may have but I die if I don't do something against BG's shooting @ me. Nothing illegal about being a cautious & sterile clean armed citizen, plus prints turn brass black over time and rust follows tarnish which can cause a MF or make once good ammo now shitty junk. Use more expensive Federal .40Cal HP's for home defense needs. Anti-reloader anal, cheap or older .40 S&W rounds don't go thru my barrel for many reason$. Bought new 1998 in CA ($750), approx 4K rounds fired to date. Seldom use as a CCW, too big for year-round total concealment, when I do carry it's a smaller 1/2 size of the Springfield XD-9. Use an 'Uncle Mikes' Sidekick 'X' warp-around back, loops thru pants belt over both shoulders, straps nice sturdy black canvas & rubber holster under left armpit with restraining E-Z pop-off holding strap. Stays put and feels natural when I get to rolling in the dust for kicks 'n giggles! Still practice a 3 second rush, roll and recover, then bound forward 10 more meters to do it all again, basic infantry maneuver for dismounted bounding/travelling overwatch close on enemy drill for grunts, RTO's & medic alike. Hangs off side of main bed 8" from my head when not doing anything else but getting cleaned well every 6 months or within 2 days tops of even a single mag use.
    I practice for a 3 second pull, flip-safety up, aim and fire cycle, or repeat the drill until I get it down to 3-secs from out of holster to discharge. From standing to prone and most combat stances common in use. Revert to BRM standard shooting full face-on/forward facing, bent-knees with feet 18" apart, makes (target me!) me 6" lower in that crouch using 2-handed mode for best results. Also gives BG a wider target (ME!) to return fire at, that is why I prefer the 1-handed oblique stand for lo-width return fire profile. Swap out mags takes 4 seconds. Empty & rotate & clean loaded mags to keep the feed cycle smooth every 6-months empty/oiled to keep springs good. Replaced by 6-months into a 5 mag holder on my Sidekick gear/hoster, ready to roll all snug on my 'Uncle Mikes' web-holster kit. Always keep it loaded 10+1 @ all times. 6 months empty mags on R & R per year then swap 'em out will save a 10 y/o mag from a F2F because the spring is shot, common mistake for folks who lock, load then forget about their mag/pistol for years! It would be my 1st choice if BG's are in my home for better knock-down 1-shot, 1 down power. Carried used M9's Beretta 92 (9mm) for 7-8 years as Army medic's issued side-arm, IMHO not a weapon I would trust my life to. I am not alone in that maxim per effects on Iraqi RG's during GW-1, empty 5-7 rounds (!!!) B 4 my medics or the grunts who used 'em too could even drop a super-charged RG doing the AK-47 rush 2 go meet Allah @ full auto. But had no choice to use private/better pistols(s), plus just try 2 get civilian ammo/clips not in the TO & E issue in bum-screw nowhere on the next LOGBIRD resupply trip! Total 7 years of 92's then 10 years private 96/Centurion use to date. I fire 'classic' 1 arm 45' oblique with left hand in small of back (shown above) for competitive matches or just to get the very best results. Trained +tested + graded by Rangers, SF and some Air-Force lethal pistol experts from the M1911A1 (76-90) to the M9 to do just that. Me and an M16 were not a good match, I always struggled thru ranges, tearing 'em down and putting 'em back together I had down to 3 minutes (FAST), with that rifle but stayed a lowly 'marksman' BUT I was rated 'expert' every 6-months with BRM M9 qualification on pop-up OPFOR targets @ 10-50-meters at various ranges worldwide U.S. Army 1990-1997, and I still hit dead center round standard bull @ 25-35 meters to this very day with a bigger round. Best weapon I own. End of [over-kill] SITREP.

    Canis-Lupus
  2. HK4U
    HK4U
    I own a "TomCat"
  3. lukem
    lukem
    I've updated some things today and now have the group forums fixed. I went ahead and created a forum for this group.
  4. Preacher Mick
    Preacher Mick
    I have a 92FS and love the accuracy, ease of cleaning, and pleasant shooting. However I have a .32 cal Tomcat and have sent 2 back to the factory. Recently they sent me a new INOX version. This last time, Beretta told me the gun was unrepairable (their word), so they sent me the new one. Trouble: mags hard to remove and replace; rear sight would not stay on the gun; last round in either magazine would not chamber. Is anyone having trouble with the Tomcat?
  5. Seafoxfla
    Seafoxfla
    Happy owner of a PX4 .40
  6. Tophog
    Tophog
    I own an original 92, 1st model. Love it. Great sidearm, but a little too big for a belly gun.
  7. thomasres
    thomasres
    the only beretta i own at this time is a beretta 950 jetfire in 25acp i am not sure if i want to get the px4 or go with the 92fs
  8. thomasres
    thomasres
    i have a ? is it posable to convert the beretta 950 jetfire in 25acp to .22 short any one have an idea.
  9. kernbob1
    I have a 92fs and love it. Fits my SOB comfortably. Can anyone tell me if it is rated for +P ?
  10. kernbob1
    I have a 92fs and love it. Fits my SOB comfortably. Can anyone tell me if it is rated for +P ?
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