Part of my completionist thing, mentioned earlier, is, as I already owned a number of 1911-style pistols, obtaining a Beretta 92 would also be good, as they replaced the 1911 as the DoD pistol. (in 1985). A set of past and current U.S. military service pistols would be cool!
The problem was it just seemed over-sized and clunky. And blue.
Beretta partially solved my problem. They manufactured the pistol variant with a stainless steel barrel and slide, the frame anodized to match. And black rubber stocks.
While I questioned the United States adopting a foreign-made pistol (they did develop a plant in Maryland), and the NATO-friendly 9mm caliber, I figured what the Hell.
She was still over-sized and clunky. And, not the easiest to conceal. She shot okay, holding many rounds.
But, unlike a 1911, she just didn’t seem to have a soul. (I feel the same about Glocks – okay pistol, no soul).
Therefore, she didn’t get much range time. Mostly when a shooting student wanted to try the current military pistol, or a non-Glock 9mm.
I shot a Beretta 92D, once. A friend was thinking of selling. 40 S&W – a veritable tack driver! I should have bought her.
The 92, not so much.
Another safe queen. Well, princess, maybe.
Not particularly missed.