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  • Trent

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    July 7, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Hello I am a very newbie in this scene and am wanting to buy my first handgun for self defense purposes when I get a house here in the next year. The gun I am looking into is the Beretta M9. If you all could give me some pros and cons of that gun and maybe let me know if thats a good or bad one to get for my first one. I just have always been a fan of it but that was just through family and video games lol. I dont really know that much detail about it. Thanks in advance!

  • gigantic-watermelon

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 11:42 am

    I’m not going to spoon feed you answers.

    Google it…

    The gun is a good first gun but ammo isn’t the easiest to find right now. And finding a gun in stock is even harder especially such a popular one.

    Make sure you take time to learn

  • LOX95

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Handguns aren’t one size fits all. The 92/M9 series has a proven track record of decades at this point. That being said you might pick it up and hate it or shoot it poorly. Everyone’s different. Rent some different ones until you find out what works for you.

  • DozerJKU

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 11:42 am

    I would go to a gun store, and put it in your hand. If it fits it sits. But try different hand guns. Some people like tall sight over bore pistols, some dont. Some like manual safeties, others dont.

    In my opinion, I like simple. Simple is good for me. Less for me to break haha.

  • N0Name117

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 11:42 am

    I mean I guess a m9 or 92fs (the Beretta designation) works. It wouldn’t be my first choice since it’s kinda heavy, expensive and big in the world of modern tactical tuppaware.

    Imo, if you’re goal is self defense then you should really look to get the best tool for the job. Since you didn’t mention anything about concealed carry imma assume you goal is home defense. In this case, I’d recommend an ar15 variant assuming you’re laws allow it. Get a AR pistol with a brace chambered in 223. This offers a much easier gun to handle and use with more ammo and is LESS likely to overpenetrate with the right ammo.

  • yamomsass

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 11:42 am

    New M9A3 is highly touted wouldn’t be bad

  • lurkmode762

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 11:42 am

    If it’s strictly a night stand gun, don’t overlook revolvers. Especially if you’re going to load it and forget it until you need it or take it to the range twice a year.
    There are some ported, bull barrel .357s that hold 7 rounds.

    Edit: that being said, go rent different ones at a range. Try as many as you can. See what feels best that you can afford.

  • SgtRimjob

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Firearms are very subjective. Personally, I hated the M9. It was my service weapon for 8 years in the military. The only pro I can think of is that it was pretty accurate for a 9m pistol. My cons—unnecessarily large and heavy for what it is, exposed barrel that gets overly hot, jams frequently, double action is annoying and inconsistent, and I just hate the looks.

  • jicty

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Con: It isn’t a CZ 75

    Pro: It isn’t a glock.

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