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Beretta 96FS

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by The Literalist, Sep 22, 2010.

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  1. The Literalist

    The Literalist Well-Known Member

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    My son wants to buy this handgun in .40. I know pistols like I know quilting machines.

    Can any of you handgun guys tell me about it? Is it a good choice?

    Lightly used (by a friend who bought it new) for $200.
     
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    Beretta makes good quality handguns. I believe the 9mm version is what the US Military is using now if that helps any. Just my 2 cents--Matt
     
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    Matt is referring to the 92FS. That is a very popular pistol as well. Both are very nice and 200 is a steal! Great pistols.
     
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    buy it if the other guy is selling it for $200 and it is honestly in like new condition.
     
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    they sell for 750-800

    never seen one sell below 450 beat to heck

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    It will be a bargain if it is not a 96G which is the double action only version, you can barely give those away.
     
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    no that isnt true about the double action only ones- there arent that many and sometimes they go for a lot and sometimes for less

    really it is hard to find any 92/96 no matter how beat up for under 400 dollars and some are much much more

    regards from Iowa
     
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    Heck for $200 you could replace some parts and have a dang nice handgun for play barring it wasn't soaked in water and rusted solid.--Matt
     
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    If he doesn't buy it - you damn well should.


    You can sell it within a week for twice that.
     
  10. Steve W

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    Couple things we need to set the record straight:

    1) 92/96G is not double action only, 92/96D is.

    2) G is the "de-cock only" version of the the F/FS model. The same model used by some military and LE units. The safety spring can be replaced to make it back to F/FS function. Trigger is the same.

    92F/FS is one of the finest service pistols in the history. I have/had many of them, in different versions, if I have to pick just one pistol to defend myself in combat situation, most likely I'll take a 92F/FS. It has serve me and our military well since 1984.

    The few I own/owned, had never failed regardless what I feed them including some factory rejected and labeled "second, not for service use" ammo.

    The most likely worn out parts is the locking block, which cost approx. $50 if you buy retail. I have not replace one yet, but I've seen some service pistols require replacements.

    In any rate, $200 is a great buy for a working 92/96, regardless the condition.
     
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