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|08-13-2020, 03:15 PM||#31|
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Springfield Nebraska
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An Out-Of-The-Box Failure!!!
I'd been waiting for this too...
I wasn't going to get one because I have a personal limit of no-more-than $1,200 per gun.
It was too good to pass up...
or so I thought...
Got mine for $1298.00, No CC fee, No sales-tax & free S&H on July 3rd...
What better way to celebrate Independence Day than to exercise my 2ndA...
I got it and let it sit until last week...
Brand Spanking New!!!
0 (ZERO) rounds fired...
I dropped the mag, cleared the chamber & did a quick and easy field-strip that Beretta's are so well-known for.
Not my first 92 series.... I've had a couple...
Removed the guide-rod and barrel...
Then proceeded to reassemble...except the slide wouldn't go back on...
I pulled the slide back off, removed the guide-rod then tried to push in the plunger on the locking-block to pull out the barrel but it wouldn't depress...
I didn't want to do anything to break it other-than to apply minimal amounts of hand force, banging it in my other palm...but it was a no-go.
I contacted Beretta and they had me mail it in to them to work on...
Needless to say I was a bit perturbed filling out the work-order saying, "I'm perplexed as to how a 92X Performance model costing x2 as much made it out of the factory like this???..."
It's touted as a high-performance, out-of-the-box race-ready pistol meant to be their offering to compete with the all-steel Walther and CZ Shadow...
Then something occurred to me...
Perhaps Beretta employs Chinese in their factories in Italy now...
COVID hit them hard, especially since they have Chinese direct from Wuhan travelling there and back...
I did some google searches but did-not find anything to confirm...
Awfully suspicious to me how a prominent world renown gun-maker with a VERY long history, let Quality Control slip even in the slightest...
Last edited by kenji9; 08-13-2020 at 03:23 PM.
|08-13-2020, 04:55 PM||#32|
Firstly, Iím going to say congratulations!
Second, that stinks!!!
Now from over all these decades, Iíve found no matter who the manufacturer is, there will always be someone who gets a lemon. And that definitely includes Sig, Colt, and any other overpriced manufacturer.
Hopefully they get it back to you quickly.
PS.....going by my experience of owning Italian motorcycles, we pray that we get something produced on Tuesday through Thursday. On Mondays those Italians are nursing their hangovers, and on Fridayís theyíve already started drinking. Fingers crossed they arenít on their month long vacation also. I do ask myself why I still keep on buying italian products.
|08-23-2020, 01:34 PM||#33|
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Springfield Nebraska
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All Too Familiar Wisdom
Was given the same advice by my High-School Shop Teacher 37 years ago, when selecting a new American-made automobile...
I think there's a way to determine the day of the week it was assembled in the VIN#...
He said to try for a Wednesday car...
We got to tour the Buick, Olds & Pontiac assembly-line & the Trans-World Airline maintenance-shop in Kansas City oh soo long ago on a day-trip.
Because we were so close to Omaha we walked the Union Pacific RR tour through their maintenance/shop on another day-trip.
The very last thing they did to every new car at the B.O.P. plant to make sure it was ready...
They had this 1/4 mile runway inside with a crash-wall at the end...
They'd get it going to about 15 MPH and slam the shifter into PARK....
We kept hearing tires squeal every few minutes near the end of the tour...
It was done to ensure everything was connected...
Could you imagine getting complacent with the seat-belt and hitting the crash-wall on a failed assembly?.?.? LOL...
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|08-23-2020, 02:30 PM||#34|
Join Date: Jun 2015
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For the most part, I've got the guns I want so going to a gun store has lost some of its 'candy store' wonder/charm, which is a bit saddening. I used to have fun browsing through all the Sigs and HK's, 1911's, etc...even new Glocks. Now nothing really peaks my interest. Only pistols I would really have any interest in would be like an STI Stacatto ($$) set up for competition, or a nice Browning Hi-power which have gotten pretty expensive too. Back in 'normal' times I'd browse the used shelves to see if anything would catch my eye, but already did that a lot and got the things that did.
So in a lot of ways it's nice that I've focused in on what I like and use in competition, but the charm of a gun store has definitely taken a hit too. Impulse buys are pretty much a thing of the past.
Watch...the very next time I go in, here comes another New Gun Day post.....
Last edited by MoRivera; 08-23-2020 at 02:55 PM.
|08-23-2020, 03:00 PM||#35|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: North Carolina
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|09-08-2020, 06:57 PM||#36|
Any news on your XP?
|09-08-2020, 07:27 PM||#39|
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Ever Go To A Toy Store Thinking Your Wallet Was Safe???
Number one: My wallet is safe because I donít go into a toy store because I donít have any money in my wallet.
Number two: If I was to go into a toy store my wallet would be safe because I donít have any money in it.
|09-08-2020, 07:30 PM||#40|
|09-10-2020, 10:44 PM||#42|
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Northern CA
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|09-11-2020, 07:53 AM||#43|
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: nc mountains
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I don't always plan on buying anything like yesterday I went to see what ammo they might have in quantity . And this darn RIA XTM-22 jumped up and asked to go home with me . Never had a real interest in a 22mags before but my wifes asked me to watch for a 22lr 1911 or kit since she carrys a 1911 and this was a 22 after all .
I shot 50 rounds thru it to see how it runs and was surprised how darn enjoyable it was to shot . Triggers great , with a 3lb 4oz to 3lb 8oz pull weight take up was very short so I set the over travel shorter then a carry pistol would be . It fires to POA at 15 yards and its easy to shoot faster than normal and control impact do to limited snap and muzzle rise . The 50 rounds made a splatter circle about 4" at 15 yards on painted steel just banging away with both eyes open . Wifes bithday is sunday and hope she likes it .
|09-11-2020, 08:48 AM||#44|
Join Date: Sep 2013
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If Iím in a gun store or at a gun show and something really special grabs my interest enough for me to pick it up and examine it closely in detail, the odds are close to 100% that itís coming home with me.
Many of my favorite firearms have been impulse buys and I havenít ever regretted a single gun purchase, but I have regretted passing on a few guns I now wish I owned.
My name is Oldsalt and Iím a gun a holic.
|09-11-2020, 03:22 PM||#45|
So did you buy a second one to give your wife for her birthday? Not sure if sheís appreciate that used one for her birthday.