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BERETTA M9 MODIFICATIONS

Picked up a Beretta M9 22lr.
Same full size frame as the Beretta m9 9mm, except its a 15rd. 22lr platform. Didn't really want to buy another .22 and the FDE isn't my choice of colors, (they were out of pink), but the price was right, and I wanted another .22 for the range. I also recently watched a video with Paul Harrell using his, so thats, that.
I Ran 250 rds through it, no problems shoots great. I'll upgrade the guide rod to steel, grab some more mags and its good to go. Two things I want to change.
1. The grips, Just too light and plasticy feeling I want something with solid quality feel to them. You know when you touch a tool and your hands tell you thats a keeper.
2. The sights, they're fine, just want to upgrade to something with maybe a decent fiber optic front sight thats not too expensive, or maybe not, do you have a suggestion? ( no trijicon night sights, unless someone has a great hookup). I've looked around on the interwebs and whoremachines, I have some ideas.
Send some thoughts and opinions.
Thanx, Ghoul.

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Update, 9/14/21.
Got the Houge, looks pretty dapper, loves dust and dirt already, will see how she feels at the range in the A.M.
I found some sights I like I just don't want to pay $120.0, $140.0 for this pistol.
I have some fiber optic, I think Im gonna drill out the front sight and insert it myself.
I'll update when Thats done.
Thanks everyone who dropped their 2cents into the think tank.

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Update: 9.28.21
I really like the Houge grip my hands melt right into it, good call.
Still haven't delt with the front sight yet, I still plan to.
I threw a center dot on the rear sight and that has really helped with getting a 4" to 6" group on target at 50'.
TodayI added a rail from ncstar, the only metal one I could find for an M9, it seems to lock up tight, and threw a cheapo laser on it for som fun time.
I'll let ya'll know stability of the rail and update when I get a new front sight.
Overall this is a really fun gun, and would recomend it.

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Update: 9.28.21
I really like the Houge grip my hands melt right into it, good call.
Still haven't delt with the front sight yet, I still plan to.
I threw a center dot on the rear sight and that has really helped with getting a 4" to 6" group on target at 50'.
TodayI added a rail from ncstar, the only metal one I could find for an M9, it seems to lock up tight, and threw a cheapo laser on it for som fun time.
I'll let ya'll know stability of the rail and update when I get a new front sight.
Overall this is a really fun gun, and would recomend it.

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My experience with NCStar products leads me to suggest that you replace that rail at your earliest convenience. I wouldn't want to count on anything of theirs on a carry weapon.
 
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My experience with NCStar products leads me to suggest that you replace that rail at your earliest convenience. I wouldn't want to count on anything of theirs on a carry weapon.
I agree, NCstar is a mostly miss not hit company, I expect it to be a gimmick but for $25 I wanted to have a hands on opinion.
I'm sure it will find a home in my accessories graveyard, as I am an Iron sight guy.
 
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I agree, NCstar is a mostly miss not hit company, I expect it to be a gimmick but for $25 I wanted to have a hands on opinion.
I'm sure it will find a home in my accessories graveyard, as I am an Iron sight guy.
Meantime you could always just carry a handheld light as a backup, which you probably do anyway.
 
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UPDATE: 10/9/21,
Alright, got a factory front sight for $4+ (snagged another 15rd mag $30).
Drilled it out and installed some red fiber optic and looks gtg.
SS guide rod ($40) came in today.
With the Houge ($20+).
The NC Star rail, ($30+) I got is factory tight, no wiggle after 800+ rds.

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UPDATE: 10/9/21,
Alright, got a factory front sight for $4+ (snagged another 15rd mag $30).
Drilled it out and installed some red fiber optic and looks gtg.
SS guide rod ($40) came in today.
With the Houge ($20+).
The NC Star rail, ($30+) I got is factory tight, no wiggle after 800+ rds.

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Let us know how that sight works out. I may to have to try that. Or are you saying you've put 800 rounds through it with the new sight?
 
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Let us know how that sight works out. I may to have to try that. Or are you saying you've put 800 rounds through it with the new sight?
UPDATE: 10/10/21
I ran 800rds. with the aftermaket rail not loosening, and it continues to be on solid.
I ran 500 rds. today no problems.
Sight was a pleasure to use,
I really noticed a difference in how quickly and accuratlly I was able to engage, recover, and maintain shot placement.
I'm very happy with the gun now.
 
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UPDATE: 10/10/21
I ran 800rds. with the aftermaket rail not loosening, and it continues to be on solid.
I ran 500 rds. today no problems.
Sight was a pleasure to use,
I really noticed a difference in how quickly and accuratlly I was able to engage, recover, and maintain shot placement.
I'm very happy with the gun now.
Thanks for that! Do you have a brand of optic fiber that you recommend?
 

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BERETTA M9 MODIFICATIONS

Picked up a Beretta M9 22lr.
Same full size frame as the Beretta m9 9mm, except its a 15rd. 22lr platform. Didn't really want to buy another .22 and the FDE isn't my choice of colors, (they were out of pink), but the price was right, and I wanted another .22 for the range. I also recently watched a video with Paul Harrell using his, so thats, that.
I Ran 250 rds through it, no problems shoots great. I'll upgrade the guide rod to steel, grab some more mags and its good to go. Two things I want to change.
1. The grips, Just too light and plasticy feeling I want something with solid quality feel to them. You know when you touch a tool and your hands tell you thats a keeper.
2. The sights, they're fine, just want to upgrade to something with maybe a decent fiber optic front sight thats not too expensive, or maybe not, do you have a suggestion? ( no trijicon night sights, unless someone has a great hookup). I've looked around on the interwebs and whoremachines, I have some ideas.
Send some thoughts and opinions.
Thanx, Ghoul.

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I've had good luck with lok grips on full size steel frame pistols (I don't own a 92). Feels solid in the hand. A gazillion colors and styles available. I like the feel of the high texture bogies or similar but everyone has different preferences. Customer service has been excellent Fwiw.

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I've had good luck with lok grips on full size steel frame pistols (I don't own a 92). Feels solid in the hand. A gazillion colors and styles available. I like the feel of the high texture bogies or similar but everyone has different preferences. Customer service has been excellent Fwiw.

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I'm really digging the Houge grip right now, but still crave a pair of solid g10 grips.
Thanks for the link.
 

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