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Beretta Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by deadeye45, Mar 1, 2010.

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  1. deadeye45

    deadeye45 Member

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    Could some one enlighten me as to the change brought by the 391 Urika II series. I had a Teknys 391 gold optima. It was a good gun save the adjustable comb was a littel tinny and the stock acents fell out pretty regular. I got pretty good service from the factory. Seems Beretta has a little receipe change every now and again. Just trying to keep up.
    thanks,
    deadeye45
     
  2. Tron

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    Join the club! Beretta has done a marvelous job at confusing the shooting world with all of their incarnations of the 391 model. Take the 391 Xtrema for instance. It is a TOTALLY differnt gun and almost NO parts interchange with a 391.

    Anyway, the only real difference in the Urika 2 is the piston. It's a slightly different design and is interchangable in any other 391.
     
  3. deadeye45

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    Hi TRON,
    Seems there is at least one other subtlety, the receiver has a Urika II stamped in it. So essentially the piston, and Urika 11 nomenclature? What is the new style piston supposed to improve on?
    thanks for your reply,
    deadeye45
     
  4. Tron

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    The new piston has the stress relief cuts in it, just like the Beretta auto's that were pre-391. The piston is also supposed to be cleaner operating and less carbon build up in the cylinder....more "self cleaning" than the previous design.

    OH, and the Urika 2 has that Xtra-grain wood. Some like it and some find it repulsive.
     
  5. deadeye45

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    I've got a AL 2 laying around here I'll have to take a look to inspect the stress relief cuts. Is the EXTRA GRAIN WOOD, actually wood?
    Thanks again
     
  6. Spanky

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    I have a 391 Urika Trap Optima and a Urika 2 Sporting Optima. These gun will take a pounding and I have had no issues with them. I would recommend one. Being an owner of both piston styles I do not find one to be much cleaner than the other. I never ran one until it ran out of gas but have been going as high as 1000 rounds before cleaning. I was cleaning much more regularly than that but it is not necessary.

    I have some gripes with Beretta as far as calling and getting through and in-touch with Beretta for CS questions and tech support questions but if something breaks as far as a part or an accessory part item they have sent it to me and I installed it, at get the item in a day or two. My issues were small but they were resolved immediatly when I can get through.
     
  7. Tron

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    Yes it's actually wood. Just a low grade walnut that's been laser treated. The new grain isn't just on the surface, it's all the way into the wood.

    I agree with Spanky, the new piston design is no better than the old. I use the Angleport "unbreakable" piston and have gone a gazillion rounds without issue. I may clean my gun every 2500 rounds if it's lucky.
     
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