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bogcjg
September 6, 2011, 05:26 PM
i onily paid 350 it came with two mags a holster a mag holster the box and manual and 100 rd of WWB so what do u guys think
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n482/bogcjg/100_1748.jpg
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defjon
September 6, 2011, 05:29 PM
You got an awesome deal!

Get a new recoil spring every 3-4 k rounds (so you probably have awhile).

That is a dang good deal in my book. Looks like it has no wear, pristine! I would say you did really well.

bogcjg
September 6, 2011, 05:37 PM
wow thanx i was there when my friend bought the gun he put two hundred rounds though it his wife found out and told him the gun has to go so i got it cheap

P.S this is my first pistol and i just sighned up for NRA Classes:D

MidwestRookie
September 6, 2011, 06:02 PM
congrats, you got a great deal. all you need is a 92 upper and a mag or 2..you can have a .40/9mm combo for less than retail of either of them..check out the berettaforum.net classifieds there's usually one listed.

do yourself a favor and put in a model D mainspring. the gun won't need anything else...this'll lighten the double action pull. it's the best cheap mod you can do..

here's what it does..
92FS--Trigger pull factory spring = DA 11.8lb SA = 5.55lb

Trigger pull with "D" spring DA = 8.10lb SA = 4.00lb

96 Brig. Trigger factory spring DA = 12.0lb SA = 6.60lb

Trigger pull with "D" spring DA = 9.10lb SA = 5.10lb

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=27930/Product/HAMMER_SPRING_D_VERSION

http://beretta92fs.com/video/disassemble/removing-mainspring-or-changing-for-d-type-spring.html

sailskidrive
September 6, 2011, 06:37 PM
Great deal!

>>his wife found out and told him the gun has to go so i got it cheap

Sounds like the tip of the iceberg to me.

Stressfire
September 6, 2011, 06:39 PM
his wife found out and told him the gun has to go

Geez dude, way to take advantage

*cough* woulda done the same:D

Looks very nice, does it still have that New Beretta smell?

PS - do I even need to mention my response had this statement come from mine?:rolleyes:

bogcjg
September 6, 2011, 06:56 PM
yah she told him no more guns for awhile so he whent out and bought a .338 mag and this

shortwave
September 6, 2011, 07:38 PM
You got a great deal that just doesn't come along everyday.

Congrats on a fine pistola.;)

Hog Red
September 6, 2011, 07:52 PM
you got a good deal, i just sold mine a while back for $450 and felt like i was giving it away.

ClydeFrog
September 6, 2011, 08:46 PM
You're new 96 .40 pistol looks like a solid buy.
Is it brand new(New In Box) or LNIB(Like New In Box)?

I owned 2 law enforcement or "Police Special" blue box models over the years.
For parts & service, Brownells is good. So is top pistolsmith & target shooter; David Olhasso; www.olhasso.com .
If the 96 is used, Olhasso's shop can inspect & replace any worn or old 96 series parts.
3 dot night sights & maybe a custom stainless .357sig barrel would be good add-ons.
For cleaning/protection, get some LPX, Gunzilla, Eezox or maybe Weaponshield. A Hoppes Boresnake Viper would help too.

AustinTX
September 6, 2011, 09:29 PM
Congrats! That's a very nice price for what looks like an essentially new gun.

I suggest buying some stronger recoil springs from Wolff. The 96 comes/came way undersprung from the factory, in my opinion. It uses the same 13-lb. recoil spring as the 92. I have no idea why Beretta does this, as the slide batters the frame pretty badly with hotter .40 rounds. I know a number of people who have run a 17-lb. spring with no negative effects on reliability. You can swap the stock spring back in for defensive use, if that makes you feel better, and use the heavier spring for range use. Just my suggestion.

bogcjg
September 9, 2011, 10:25 AM
so where would i get the conversion kit for .357.

and also do they have one to 9mm i cant find much