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Disappointed with Beretta Quality

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Brudford, Oct 12, 2007.

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  1. Brudford

    Brudford TS Member

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    Purchased a new AL 391 Urika approx. 1-2 years ago. It is the parallel
    comb.At the base of the forearm is a very waffer thin piece of wood that
    slides into a slot at the front of the receiver,well almost 1/2 of it has
    cracked off ! This area can collect dirt and oil,why didn't Beretta
    just do it right the first time and use a thin piece of metal here ?
    I take care of my guns and never forced it together. Have not really shot it that much.In all fairness I have not contacted Beretta on this. I did find
    a smith who is making custom forearms with a metal insert but wants several hundred dollars, I have lost his name and number.
     
  2. Bernie

    Bernie TS Member

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    It's up to you to put the forearm back on properly after you take it off. If you put it on incorrectly, it will break the wood as you described. How is your failure Beretta's fault?
     
  3. Brudford

    Brudford TS Member

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    Bernie before you run your mouth anymore let me give you some facts.
    The gunsmith that I mentioned above ( when I can find or rember his name I will post ) had told me that Beretta had contacted him on how to fix or upgrade
    this problem,so they know it is a quality issue. The forearm that he builds
    is thicker allowing for a metal insert. Secondly I did not state that the piece
    had broken off during assembly from me forcing it together. I believe this is a design flaw having a thin piece of unprotected wood sliding into a metal
    part.
     
  4. Bernie

    Bernie TS Member

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    Brudford, you are confused. Improperly assembling the formarm doesn't damage the stock. What does damage it is firing it after it's improperly assembled. Everybody who owns a 391 knows this or soon learns the hard way.

    What you call a design flaw is, in reality, nothing more than operator error. How pathetic to blame Beretta for your screw-up.
     
  5. hubcap

    hubcap TS Member

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    I've got over 15,000 rounds through my 391 and the forearm still looks new. No cracks.

    hubcap
     
  6. smartass

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    Only a dickhead wouldn't know that Forrest Gump was a great American.
     
  7. FarmerD

    FarmerD TS Member

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    LETS GET IT ON!!!!!!!
     
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