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Old August 1, 2015, 01:11 AM   #1
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New Neos . . . falling apart . . .

So, I'm at the range with my new Beretta Neos for only the second time and about 100 rounds in . . . the extractor falls apart. I'm not even sure I have all the pieces. Will be calling Beretta on Monday to find out about a warranty covered repair. Not the kind of thing one would expect from Beretta. Hmmmm . . .

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Old August 1, 2015, 01:41 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that. I hope it gets taken care of (by Beretta) properly.

I lost interest in Beretta some time ago, myself. They do the 92 series, with a huge plethora of only slightly different models.....which doesn't interest me (too big, too heavy).

They do the PX4 series, markedly inferior to the all-metal Cougar series IMHO, so they don't interest me.

Everything else (only a few other models) - blah.....no interest, either.

Beretta's blind devotion to the 92 series has killed it for me, unfortunately.
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Old August 1, 2015, 05:45 PM   #3
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This is exactly why i am a Sig guy.
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Old August 1, 2015, 06:15 PM   #4
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That's really odd, got any pics so we can see if there's any fun stuff??
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Old August 1, 2015, 07:22 PM   #5
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I have a 92 and love it. A 92 alone has me sold on the brand abd I'd recommend a 92 to anyone.
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Old August 1, 2015, 07:41 PM   #6
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I have a 92FS and it's a great gun. BUT I made a call about a problem with it, the gun shot about 6" low at 25 yds. and they informed me that they couldn't care less. They did offer to replace the slide but no guarantee it would shoot any better. I bought a taller rear sight and fixed it myself. I haven't bought another Beretta product since.(14 years ago now).
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Old August 1, 2015, 08:17 PM   #7
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pat701 This is exactly why i am a Sig guy.
Because the Sig Mosquito is such a fine .22 handgun?
That's funny.
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Old August 1, 2015, 08:28 PM   #8
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Got what I thought was a good deal on a Neos, and bought it. Sold it less than two months later, just didn't like it. Spoiled by my old Ruger MKII's.

I have a couple of PX4's and a 1934 from Beretta and have been happy with them. Wouldn't own another Neos.
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Old August 1, 2015, 08:29 PM   #9
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Pete, anyone who guarantees anything is a liar most likely. If beretta offered me a new slide to fix a site problem I'd take it. I'm assuming the sites were fixed so how can they guarantee you aren't simply shooting low? That's an impossible standard. 6" at 15-20' indicates a confusion of sight-on-target and apple-and-post so I see why they offered what they did just in case it wasn't but not a lot more.

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Old August 1, 2015, 09:26 PM   #10
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I almost bought one a couple of months ago but decided to spend another $30 and got a Ruger 22/45 Mark III Target. It just felt and looked a lot tougher than tthe Neos. My son-in-law recommended the Mark III because he has had a Mark II for 20+ years and has been very pleased. The gun shop also talked me into it. I have been very pleased with a gun that has changed only a little since 1949.
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Old August 1, 2015, 09:33 PM   #11
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I bought my wife a Neos 7 years ago and she shoots it very well. We have had exactly zero problems with it. I would buy another.

I think more or less it's like anything else made by men. There is always a chance that something can be made or assembled incorrectly.
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Old August 1, 2015, 10:24 PM   #12
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Because the Sig Mosquito is such a fine .22 handgun?
A friend of mine went so many rounds with SIG trying to get his Mosquito working that by the time they finally did manage to send him a working gun, he couldn't stand the sight of it any longer.

But they did finally get it working and I believe Beretta will do the same for the OP.
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I've had one for a couple years. Right from the start, there was a trigger reset problem, which got worse over time. I sent the gun in for warranty repair 2 months ago, and for the last couple hundred rounds it has been ok.

Despite it's looks, I don't think the ergonomics of it are good - the grip is too small in circumference, and the slope of it leaves the web area of my hand out of contact w/ the grip.

The good thing about the gun is that it is not particular about the type of ammo you use in it - some 22 autos won't cycle reliably w/ cheap bulk 22 lr. I can't remember any stoppages with it, so it ain't all bad.
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I am not sure the NEOS should be blamed on Beretta, at least not totally.

It started out as the High-Standard Duramatic, a gun made to a price to try (unsuccessfully) to compete with the Ruger standard model. They worked OK for a while but the design requires a delicate balance between springs and they had a bad reputation for working fine for a while then giving trouble. Detailed disassembly also was bad for them.

When H-S assets were sold, Colt picked up the design and made the gun for a while as the Colt Cadet. Then the holders of Iver Johnson assets reminded Colt that they owned the "Cadet" trademark and Colt renamed the gun the "Colt .22" - unimaginative, but accurate and infringing nothing. Then Colt, also wanting to unload a poor sales performer, found Beretta in the market for a .22 pistol design. So, after that less than sterling history, the NEOS came to Beretta.

IMHO, having worked on all the disinterments of the design, my opinion is that anyone who wants one can have it, with my best wishes.

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