I had a 92 (40 S&W). Gave it to #3 son. It would throw about half the brass back in my face. I enjoyed everything about it except that feature..
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.-Thomas Jefferson
One of my 2 throws the brass at my chest. I think it's the 40. Hitting the face would be annoying.
"A man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box"
I really have no idea how many times I shot the M9 pistol; never tried to keep track. Never had any problems with the pistol except, as has been said already, they tend to throw brass like a mad man! I can recall them going under both my BDU and t-shirt and burning my chest...always amazed how they got in there! Sometimes they would bounce off my ear or the brim of my cap and sometimes down the back sneaking past the back of my collar. They were accurate enough; the Air Force considered my prowess with the M9 worthy of a marksman ribbon (I think their expectations were a bit low) but I figured I shot well enough I could survive for a brief time if I was forced to depend on the gun. While I found them to be okay, though I cannot say I liked the exposed barrel, I never really thought enough of them to want one. My FNX 9 in comparison is quite accurate and makes nice piles of empties for me to retrieve, never bouncing them off of me.
Knowing when and how...
Just a bit of trivia. Beretta is the oldest (493 years old) manufacturing company on the planet and thee oldest firearms manufacturer. Something all of us should respect.
"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." - George Washington, the first President of the United States (1789-1797)
More trivia. The Beretta M9 (92) design has been being 'perfected' since the 1930s. So it should run quite well. Ya see? Its another incarnation of Walther's P.38 design.
The difference between a Socialist and a Communist is that the Socialist doesn't have all the guns yet.
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