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Old February 5, 2008, 11:20 PM   #1
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Beretta 9000s

Does anyone besides me own and LIKE the beretta 9000s? Its a great gun and I love the way it shoots (40 cal) and fits. I've read a few reviews on the pistol and they are always negative. Mostly about the fat grip and design. If you have owned or handled one, let me know how you like or don't like it.
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Old February 6, 2008, 08:59 AM   #2
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I wish I had got one when gander mtn had them for 350.00 I handled one fit my hand great but I have never fired one
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Old February 6, 2008, 09:41 AM   #3
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Cabela's had them for $329 so I grabbed one without knowing anything about them. Once I got it home I decided I didn't care for the plastic trigger which had too much flex for me. I also didn't like the really short slide height since I found it tough to get a grip on and rack. The grip felt comfortable and filled my hand well. I decided that I didn't like the width the ambi decocker added. I did like the little fold down finger rest on the magazines. There was a significant lack of holsters. Then I read a lot of poor reviews, interspersed with people who absolutely love them. It seems to be an "anchovy" gun. Either loved or hated with no middle ground. In the end I returned the one I bought unfired. Seemed like a fine gun but it just wasn't for me, even at the close out price.
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Old February 6, 2008, 01:18 PM   #4
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I had one a few years back. Bought it at a local gun store for about $350 or so, new. Had a eal nice feel to it, but felt that the slide was hard to get a good grip on to rack, and the safety/decock felt overly stiff, too. Shot it on the range a few times. Reliable, but not very accurate, as i recall. Sold it, but still have a nice holster for it, just in case i come across another one at a decent price.
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Old February 6, 2008, 01:44 PM   #5
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I was going shopping for a truck gun and had decided on a Bersa. While there, the guy behind the counter offered me a NIB 9000S in .40 at the same price. So I paid $300 for a NIB Beretta. Shoots well, fits me OK, and it's a Beretta. This is the one I'll keep in the vehicle full-time (when my @#$! CCW arrives)...
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Old February 6, 2008, 01:49 PM   #6
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My friend uses one as his CCW, I've handled it and shot it, and I'm not too keen on it.

I have small hands, but I need the slide to be bigger. I can't really get a full grab on the 9000, instead I have to use just two fingers to get at it. I don't remember how I shot it, so that's my only major complaint for now.
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Old February 6, 2008, 05:23 PM   #7
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I know everyone says they are chunky (about 1 and a half times thicker than a Glock 26) but they are thinner than a 92F. I shot 100 rounds through one. Cut the web of my hand on the first shot. I don't know what the advantage of a slide in the frame is but the disadvantage is that there is less gripping area for chambering the first round. I didn't have a problem pulling the slide back. I would say if the smaller exposed slide area is a problem just rack the slide with an overhand grip. The trigger bothered me - at the point of break my trigger finger was twisted over. In single-action there is a noticeable snap imparted to the finger tip. I couldn't get as tight s shot group with it at 15 yards as other 40s I've shot but it is still accurate enough for SD. It did go bang for all of the 100 shots I fired.
In the Kansas City area you can sometimes find them new in box for $300 before tax. For $300 they are probably a good deal but I myself don't want a $300 pistol when I can afford one that costs more.
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Old February 6, 2008, 05:34 PM   #8
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It is truly a small gun for guys with big hands. I had one and loved it and got talked out of it and have wanted another ever since. It doesn't have the best trigger in the world but they are good shooters.
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Old February 6, 2008, 06:28 PM   #9
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I had one in 9mm quite a while back, and didn't like it. The rear slide serrations were too small for me. They are only about 1/2 inch high and with dual recoil springs, made racking the slide a little difficult sometimes.
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Old February 6, 2008, 06:59 PM   #10
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Well, the 9000s was my very first pistol so I think the reason I like it so much is because I hadn't handled a lot of others to compare. I let a very good friend talk me into letting him have it for his ccw. He's had it for about 4 years now with no complaints. But I always missed it and I've had quite a few other pistols in between. When I saw one NIB for $349 I couldn't resist. The grip fits me very well as I have long skinny fingers. The only complaint I have about the gun is that the slide is very tough to retract but after a few thousand rounds that shouldn't be a problem.
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Old February 9, 2008, 12:55 AM   #11
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9000s

i bought one today w/o much thought at cabelas it was on sale..when i got home i was messing around with it just loading and unloading..seems kinda chunky in that department...i would like to load faster..i called cabelas and asked them about it. salesman says it is new.that is why it is stiff...i dunno bout cabelas though i asked if i could return ..if i neva shot it he says it is considered used even though i neva shot...i guess im stuck wit ..he says after 200 rounds should loosen up..wish i woulda bought bersa .380
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Old February 15, 2008, 08:43 PM   #12
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I have had a 9000s in .40 for about two months, 100 rds. No misfires, No jams. Love the gun. I can't really understand where all the negative posts come from on this gun. It is very accurate. I do agree that the slide is stiff, but gets better with each fired clip. I am a decent size guy, and wouldn't recommend for a lady or smaller guy. Great first "big gun" with lots of easily maneuverable saftey features. I wouldn't hesitate to get one.....and can't be talked out of mine.
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Old February 19, 2008, 01:28 PM   #13
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Re:Beretta 9000S (9mm)

I bought mine about 5 years ago and never once took it out for a shoot as I mostly got it for it's looks, so the other day when I took my primary carry out for some practice use (Sig P245) I was having some cycling issues with the Sig so as I happened to bring the Beretta 9000S with me I broke it out and started unloading a few clips and I was absolutely delighted with it! If fit my hand perfectly and when I laid it down next to my Sig P245 it was just a fraction of an inch shorter than the Sig and all other dimensions look the same, and it's with in about a ½ an oz. of being the same weight as my Sig. I found it to be easy to fire and a very stable platform with very little "kick" and I could lay a nice grouping on the target at 50 feet. All that I can say is "What took me so long to start using it?" I had a bit of a hard time loading the double stack clip's but I liked that they held 10 rounds and I didn't seem to have any trouble chambering the 1st round. All in all I'd give this gun a solid 9 out of 10.:-)
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Old February 19, 2008, 01:48 PM   #14
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I actually have a 9mm coming in from a trade that joins my .40. They're not for everyone for sure but if they fit your hand they shoot very well. My .40 resides in the console of my truck and I always feel a bit safer knowing it's there and ready to go...
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Old February 19, 2008, 02:30 PM   #15
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MrHuckFin, you're right, loading the mag is pretty tough on the 9000s. my thumb starts to get sore at around seven. I thought the 9mm held 15? Is the berreta going to replace the sig as your carry??
NGIB- which caliber do you prefer to shoot? Since you have both.
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Old February 19, 2008, 02:57 PM   #16
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Would much rather shoot 9mm in any platform as the recoil is a non-factor. The 9000 in .40 is certainly snappy but it isn't uncomfortable by any means. I think the fat grip helps a bit to absorb the recoil. The .40 will stay in my truck as my vehicle gun as it's broken in and I'm very capable with it. I got the 9mm on a trade as I didn't really need the gun I was trading (a .40) and another cheap to shoot 9mm is always welcome...
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Old February 19, 2008, 03:12 PM   #17
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Re:Beretta 9000S

rzbakri:I've heard of those 15 round clips for the 9000S but mine came with 10 round clips, I'd pick a 15 round mag up if I ran across one! As far as what one do I prefer, my 9MM vs 45? I'll go with the 45 and at least in the case of my Sig P245 and my 9000S they are almost the same exact size so it isn't a size thing when it comes to a carry, and in fact I may just switch out just for the heck of it now and then, my Sig really doesn't "kick" that hard but I'm thinking the Beretta was a little easer to keep on target so that is something for me to keep in mind. I'm going to use the Beretta for sure now until I can determine why my Sig wont cycle right.:-)
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Old February 19, 2008, 03:16 PM   #18
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beretta 9000

I had one and sold it due to financial issues and kick myself for it. It felt and shot great. I am planning on getting another soon as I can.
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Old February 19, 2008, 03:51 PM   #19
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I think they accept 92 mags and this is how folks go hi-cap with them. Supposedly you can buy mag spacers to allow this. I am not really into hi-caps so I never looked at this option...
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Old February 19, 2008, 04:00 PM   #20
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To answer your question.... NO I didn't like my 9000 and sold it.

I had the DAO. I do like the Storm pistols though. As for the 9000's I would rather have a subcompact XD or M&P.
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Old February 19, 2008, 06:20 PM   #21
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Standard Mag Capacity

The 9000S in 9mm has a 12 round capacity. The 10 rounders exist because the weapon went on the market in 2001 - during the Klinton AWB.

I got some 12 rounders from Beretta in 2005 and 2007.
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