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New to me Beretta 92fs

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by norton, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. norton

    norton

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    Stopped at my local gun dealer today with some $ burning a hole in my pocket. Was looking at a snubby .38 when the dealer told me he had a used but never fired Beretta 9mm in the case. It came home with me.
    Loads? What cast bullet do you shoot in yours? Gasp, I actually went to Wally world and bought 100 rounds of Federal to fire at the range tomorrow, but will be loading for this in the future.
     
  2. norton

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    Apparently my model is an Inox.
     

  3. michael e

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    I run 115 RN threw mine, have ran a few 124 threw it too . But 115 is my main 9mm bullet.
     
  4. rhino673

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    I shoot 124gr lead round nose in all of my 9's. ( except glock of course)
     
  5. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    3.5 Bullseye with a cast 125 for a good plinker. It might be a little light but it functions my G17 and LC9 no problems.

    5.2 Unique with a 125 cast for a factory velocity load, about 1150fps. Both of these loads are well within published maximums, but look them up yourself just to verify.
     
  6. norton

    norton

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    Got out to the range this a.m. Found about 70 rounds of 9mm loaded with blue dot and plated bullets in my gun cabinet, plus the 100 I bought at Wally World last night.
    Fired all 170. Chrono results
    The Federal mfg loads of 115 grain FMJ-avg 1191.
    My reloads-7.8 grains of B.D. 1246 avg.

    The pistol is soft shooting. The trigger was different, double action, then single action, but felt good. I shot it better right out of the box then my G-17.
     
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    WiskyT Malcontent

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    A couple of tips for the Beretta, or any DA/SA gun. First, never holster the gun, DECOCK and holster. Even if it is decocked already, get in the habit of always sweeping the decocker before the gun is holstered. This is because it needs to be muscle memory. You have a 16 round gun. If you ever need to fire rounds in the field, it is doubtful you will fire all 16. So your adrenaline will be pumping and you are going to holster up whatever way you are used to doing it. Holstering up with a cocked gun is why lots of cops have put creases down their legs. Second, shoot the thing DA a lot. Start your strings, double and triple taps, with the gun in DA. Then decock and fire the next string. The DA shots aren't that hard and you will quickly get used to it.
     
  8. norton

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    Thanks for the tips Wisky.

    I even shot this better one handed-both left and right-then my 17.
     
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    I definitely find it easier to get hits with Glocks than Berettas, but that is of little importance if you are getting the opposite.
     
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