Wednesday, May 13, 2015

BAG Day Gun, Revealed...

I'm allowed personal gun posts. Here's one...

This is my BAG Day gun:


Beretta M9. Standard issue to our Soldiers. 15 rounds of 9 mm goodness (or, in the case of our fighting men and women, standard ball crap, but that's another rant...). This and the SIG P226 (okay, and the Smith & Wesson 3rd Gen. And the CZ clones. And...) pretty much define the SA/DA genre. Star of "Diehard." And "Lethal Weapon."

So, you ask, why this? Why now? 


Well, that's a story for another time (actually, it's a story I need to get posted for the work site), but I'll just leave it that I won this M9. In competition, no less; not just luck-of-the-draw. As it turns out, I'm apparently handier with a carbine than I give myself credit for, let me just leave it at that.

You want to hear the funniest thing about this M9? It shipped with two magazines. Two TEN ROUND magazines. Thanks Maryland! Looks like I'll have to pick up a couple of the 15 rounders. Heck,  a couple 20 rounders too. Because I can...

So, say hello to the first Beretta in the G. armory...

That is all.

12 comments:

Dave H said...

Gratz Jay!

My BAG Day gun was my first full-sized 9mm, a Browning BDM. It gives you a choice of DA/SA or DAO. Full capacity (15 rd.) mags are hard to find because it was born & died during the Clinton ban. Most of the ones available are 10 rounds, but that's all I can have in NY anyway so it works out.

I was this close to buying a Beretta 92FS, but the store went out of business before I got the courage to go back and drop the cash on it.

Anonymous said...

Stick with Berretta magazines. There are a lot of low bid POS magazines that are nothing but headaches.

Gerry

Angus McThag said...

The M9 personifies "doesn't fit my hand".

I was so excited the day they took our ancient and battered M1911A1's away and brought in the shiny new M9's.

More beans, more accurate (because new), simpler to strip... And I hated holding it.

The M9 also marks the realization that even though it doesn't fit my hand, that doesn't mean its a bad design. SiG and I have the same relationship.

Lupis42 said...

Congrats!

I like my 92FS quite a bit, and have even gone to the trouble of Lethal Weapon 4ing it up a bit, with CT grips.

It has, however, been completely overshadowed in my collection by the CZ 75. When I make an extra effort to shoot the Beretta well, I can hold 3" at 30'. When I make no effort, I can do that with the CZ, and with effort, that drops to 2".

Glenn B said...

Welcome to the world of Beretta, they are addictive. I love my Berettas, I currently own four of them - two 92FS, one 92SB and one 70S (.22LR) pistols. All excellent guns.

Murphy's Law said...

Beretta 92 does have some attributes going for it despite being large, heavy and impossible to accurize. ;-) Enjoy it and bring it over this way the next time you've got a free shoot day.

Eric said...

I'm with Angus - the Beretta doesn't fit my hand either.

Heath J said...

How does an eye-talian make it north of 40 years old and not own a Beretta???

Nice piece, you'll love it.

DragonLW said...

Needs a nice holster....

Just sayin'...

:-D

Jester said...

I've fixed enough of them to be able to tell you any weak points and such form my years as a direct support repairman in the Army there Blogfather. Let me know if you need any tips, you know where to find me.

Mr Evilwrench said...

Heh, I picked up a few of those "military and law enforcement only" mags for my FS, just like for the AR, because I can

Mike W. said...

heh, I just posted about my 1st beretta, and you go and get yourself your first.

You've got me beat with the whole *free* thing though :)