I lol'd

At the excerpt from this post:

how to commission a custom beretta

Buy a stock Beretta of whatever model strikes your fancy.  Hand it to a competent gunsmith, along with a large wad of dollar bills and a list of custom modifications.  Wait a few months.  Get the gun back, minus the large wad of dollar bills.  (We also call this process “spending $1000 to turn a $600 gun into a $700 gun.”)

It’s funny because it’s true, especially where the Beretta 92 series of guns is concerned.  I’m not saying that you can’t or shouldn’t have your Beretta customized, however speaking from a lot of experience with the platform, there is only so much custom work you can do to a Beretta before you cross in the territory of spending money to get nothing in return.  Unlike the 1911 platform, the stock Beretta in it’s natural state is pretty much as good as it’s going to get.  Sure, you could add some aftermarket Novak sights (I recommend this) and a hand-fitted Bar-Sto barrel and locking block, but no matter how much work you do on the gun, you can’t change the fact that it’s a DA/SA tank of a gun with an aluminum frame.  I’m not saying that’s a bad thing either, because a Beretta is a robust, reliable design with an excellent magazine capacity.  But if you’re looking for a platform on which to build your “dream” blaster, it’s not really a good starting point.  Unless you really like Berettas, in which case I’ll tune your heater up for you! CALL FOR PRICING, GOOD RATES. SAME GUTS AS SONY.



    God, I haven’t seen a phrase like that in a long time.

  2. Ah, Tom Hanks on SNL. I knew it sounded familiar, but it took a minute with Google to figure out why.

  3. Hmm….. Last month I looked hard at a Taurus copy of the 92, used, for under $300. It was in decent shape and had spare factory magazines that increased the value. I passed… just didn’t need another 9mm as anything but an investment, and the price wasn’t good enough to be one.

    One thing that never occurred to me was to buy it and put MONEY into it. Sppppppend mmmmoney on a 92 clone? Nope.

  4. The only thing a Beretta 92 needs, desperately, is an internal ‘oiler’. They puke on a regular basis when the locking block is allowed to go dry as I’ve seen on so many law enforcement firing lines during training and qualifications.

    All The Best,
    Frank W. James

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