Simple yes/no question: I’ve got a chance to pick up a Beretta 96 Elite for a reasonable price. Should I? I’d probably end up shooting this gun in Limited-10, since the .40 S&W round makes it less than ideal for Production.
So – do I get it? I’m thinking “yes”.
I once owned a Colt 1911 in .40S&W that I used in Enhanced class. It worked well. It came with four mags when I bought it from a local LEO who was retiring.
It worked well with Winchester Whitebox and my Truncated Cone lead reloads, but didn’t like JHPs for some reason. Perhaps I didn’t experiment enough to find a HP it liked.
At that time, my state nor the neighboring one had CCW. I traded it off on a BHP. Wish I’d kept it, now. It was a real shooter. No extended slide release nor safety. Just a standard stainless Series 70. The only difference from the run-of-the-mill Colt 1911 was it’s caliber.
If you want it for collecty stuff, sure.
But you know how I feel about multiple manuals of arms for serious guns.
(FWIW, I loved my 96 Border Patrol.)
And I agree, hence why I’d only get Berettas for “rly srs” guns if I wasn’t getting a 1911. I can still take my 92 series guns down and shoot the lights out with them. Four years of playing with nothing but Berettas built up lotsa muscle memory.
Pluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus it would be super counterstrike awesome.
Hmm…upon reading these comments, it seems that I’ve already made up my mind.
Why not? You’ve already got other guns in .40S&W.
Yes, if you like that style of Beretta.
I love the looks but me and the ergos don’t get along as much as I thought we would. “It’s not you, honey… it’s me.”
One of the guns that I bought mags for but never got around to buying the gun. they are 16 rders that extend about 2inchs below the grip.
I was going to see if they worked in my friends 9mm (someone did tell me that you can run a 9mm on .40 mags). If he doesn’t want them I may try to pawn them off on you next time I come to a blogmeet (if you want them?)
The answer to the question “Should I get this gun?” is always “Yes”.
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