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    Quote Originally Posted by barney49 View Post
    She has held them all at gun shows and seems to like the Beretta 92 best. Has not shot one yet. What are the pros and cons for the Beretta 92?

    Thanks
    Let's see...The 92's a great gun, proven platform, great price, AND it fits your wife's hand? Sounds like we have a winner!

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    Depends on locale. The cheapest around here is $600. And I've looked around
    I'll go with the 92 also, but, personally, I've never seen one new for $500 or less.
    Come on guys, if nothing else try the Internet or Gun shows.

    Example: CDNN has 92FS for $420.00 and M9 for $430.00. Add their flat rate $10.00 freight, ~$25.00 for your FFL to transfer, you pay no tax (unless you live in Texas) and Presto!

    NIB 92FS for $455.00 delivered.
    NIB M9 for $465.00 delivered.

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    So many fine choices

    I'd vote for the 92 also it is a well proven gun and pretty darn good value. I am curious what folks think of the EAA Witness or the Baby Eagle. I've never shot either one, but I've wondered how they are. I see a lot more talk from Baby Eagle owners than the other.

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    The Baby Eagle's pretty solid, and VERY accurate.

    My choices would be a 229 sig or the Beretta. Might also look at a Stoeger Cougar, though the Beretta version's a bit slicker.

    Ruger and Smith are also making good metal framed guns that won't disappoint.

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    I just was praising my EAA Witness in 10MM over in another thread. Mine has the "Wonder" finish. It's all solid metal and a decent semi-auto for the price. It's basically a CZ Clone. The recoil, even for the 10MM is pretty negligible.

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    CZ or S&W "Value Line" pistols are around half a grand. So are the S&W M&P and Glocks, and the Springfield XD is a little less ... oops, you said no plastic.

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    Beretta 92 FS

    Looks like the Beretta 92 FS will be her choice. I will let you guys know the final outcome and price.

    Thanks for all the comments and input.

    Barney

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    Purchased Beretta 92 FX

    Purchased a Beretta 92 FX at a Houston gun show Saturday for $449.00. This was a Valentines present for my wile and she loves it.

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    Oop! I meant 92FS

    Oop! I meant 92FS new for $449.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by barney49 View Post
    Purchased a Beretta 92 FX at a Houston gun show Saturday for $449.00. This was a Valentines present for my wile and she loves it.
    Congrats!

    I almost went to that one myself...

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    THe 92 is smooth as silk.

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    I would have your wife try the Beretta 92 and CZ 75 before she makes up her mind. I have a slight preference for the CZ because it has cocked and locked mode while the Beretta does not but for plinking, this will not make a difference. The Beretta has the smoothest action of any gun I have ever racked. The CZ has the best ergonomics of any gun I have ever picked up.

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    Ruger SR-9. Light weight, accurate, high-capacity, dependable, affordable and safe (with "round-in-chamber" indicator). The only criteria which it doesn't meet is that it uses composites in order to achieve the lightweight status. You might want to puchase, after-market 3.5lb trigger pull. It's an excellent firearm.

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    I would hope the OP figured out which 9mm to buy after 4 years.

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    Just out of curiousity, why no polymer ?

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    OP is long gone folks.

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    Look into an M&P 9. Great shooting pistol, and fits the hand a lot better than a Glock. The M&P's are perfectly balanced compared to other 9mm pistols in the same category.....

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