Today is Beretta Range Day - at many ranges across the country, U get to try a PX4, CX4 and the new Ninety-Two for free.
I prev was notified of this via e-mail, and the message stated that the nearest range was in Ft Worth (3 hours away). I had yesterday off, though, and decided to go shoot around noon on the spur of the moment. Anyway, I saw the ad up at my local range. So, I went back this morning.
Got to shoot a PX4 and the Ninety Two. I've prev shot a PX4 a couple of times, and to be honest, the gun doesn't do much for me. I shot it again today - they let U shoot 1 mag for free thru each gun. First time I ever shot a .40 cal before. I did feel the difference. In a metal framed gun, though, it wasn't that big of a difference (might feel stronger in a polymer, though). I shot a little bit low, but did pretty well.
The Ninety-Two is a nice, gun, though. Did very well w/ it. I've prev had Berettas before, though, over the years. So, I kinda knew what to expect. Considering it is the same trigger system basically, it's interesting that I shot low w/ the PX4 yet spot on w/ the Ninety Two. Of course, the sight radius is a bit longer on the Ninety-Two.
Got a free hat afterwards. And, each range is giving away a free Ninety-Two. Odds aren't gonna be too bad - U figure 1 out of 100 or maybe 1 out of 200 at the most. I'll never win, though. I don't have the luck. But, we'll see.
Would I buy a Ninety-Two - Not sure. I have had a couple of regular 92s in the past, as well as a Cougar, years ago. The Bruniton finish isn't exactly the best - I always found that it wears so easily. And, w/ an open slide design, the gun looks beat-up pretty quickly, from the wear that develops on the barrel. If I did win, by some miracle - not sure if I would keep it or sell it and use the $ for a 1911. Of course, I won't have to make that decision because I never win anything :rolleyes: