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Beretta M9A3 Anyone have one? Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by IheartSig, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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  2. bzltyr

    bzltyr Portland Metro area Active Member

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    I like. Berettas are great pistols. Im interested in it. I was always a Beretta guy. No issues.
     
  3. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    So far I'm not a pistol rail fan so the original appeals to me more.

    It is a natural upgrade considering how popular lights and lasers have become. Glad to see them trying to stay competitive.
     
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  4. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Form surely must follow function. If not, I'd have to say, compared to a 92, these are grotesque.o_O
     
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  5. Bazooka Joe

    Bazooka Joe Lower Yakima Valley Well-Known Member

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    It's funny because these are virtually identical to my 92fs Vertec that I've had for many years.
     
  6. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I also prefer the WC upgraded. What is the MSRP on those?
     
  7. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Seconded. I have this one and it is awesome. The M9A3 looks like someone took a beautiful Italian gun and smeared it with baby poop.
     
  8. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    It looks like the M9A3 is running around 8-900 and the Wilson Combat is around 1200. I would agree that if you're already in the 1k range for a Beretta, you may as well go the distance for the Brigadier.
     
  9. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    The Wilson gun has no safety. It is decocker only.
     
  10. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    My old Beretta 92FS is the only gun I have ever regretting selling and miss dearly.

    I think those new Berettas are a little ugly. The rail is great to have for a light, since the FS is a little big to carry ( I used to).

    I have all Glocks now for the modular design and sharing mags between the 26, 17, and 34.
    But I would buy my 92 back in a sec if I knew who has it!
     
  11. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    I like that the grip is much different than the standard m9 or 92. This one actually fits in my hand without that huge bump on the back of the grip.....

    But alas, I think I'll stick with my 1911's.
     
  12. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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  13. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I held one (zackly like the one in the first post) a couple days ago at Sportsman's ($860). I have small hands and the regular ol' 92's have always been too big grip-wise and this m9a1 actually felt pretty good. If I add a Wilson Combat short reach trigger it would be darn near perfect.

    I've also been looking at a same-state, FTF private sale of a 92G compact (Italian made, pre-rail) with Wilson ultra thin g10 grips, Wilson recoil spring, short reach trigger, lighter 16#hammer spring and Combat hammer...
    ...But, he sez he's firm at $700. Prices are all over the map on these and I want to be sure I don't over pay.
    It sure is a looker though.

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    Actual gun I'm considering
     
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  14. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    $700 not too bad with those upgrades. You can find a new G or FS for $500 online.

    The A3 has a slimmer grip frame and can be configured as a FS or G model. It comes with wrap around grips that are the same size as the 92xx. I think I'll end up with a A3 after the holidays. Add a WC trigger and recoil guide and call it good.
     
  15. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Hickok just did a vid on it.. with a nice silencer too. He kinda liked it.
    I'd be kinda tempted to paint that thread protector day-glo orange.. wouldn't want to lose it!
     
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  16. SVT-ROY

    SVT-ROY Tigard Resident Beretta guru

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    I'm an old school 92 dude and would only grab this A3 if it was a deal I couldn't refuse. I don't care much for the safeties myself, but Wilson combat changed all that with the lopro mmm yummy.
     
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  17. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Nice thing about the A3, you can set it up as a FS (decocker/safety) or as a G (decocker only).
     
  18. rborden3245

    rborden3245 New Member

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    I have one, the trigger is the better than my Sigs, H & K's and Walthers. Beretta did their homework on this one.

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  19. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    why do people whine when a pistol has a mount machined in the dust cover?
     
  20. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    With those new rail type grip pannels and a threaded barrel bought online.. One can turn a used 92FS into the ghetto version of the M9A3 :D.. Though the front sight will still be fixed.