Beretta M9A1 INOX ... *UPDATE,* Way to go Beretta!

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  1. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 27, 2019
    So just scored a good deal on a Beretta M9A1 the other day swung by the shop on my way home gave her a quick once over paid the transfer fee and drove home. Fast forward to today I disassembled to clean and oil and couldn't believe the tooling marks on the slide. Attached a few pics to show comparison against Italian MFG 92A1 and clearly this is a decline in quality or QC anybody else have issues with the Tenn guns? Certainly not expecting Dan Wesson quality but this has me disappointed. It will run no doubt but damn that's ugly.
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  2. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

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  3. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013

    Why would you even compare? You didn't spend DW money. In addition, DW is owned by CZ and the regular CZ's typically look like they are finished by blind kids.

    Yeah its ugly. but I dont typically spend much time looking at the inside of my slides. just sayin
     
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  4. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    I got what I paid for, no question, but I wouldn't buy a Civic with a dent in the door off the lot either ...used to be pride in the work you did. Seems like "good" has been replaced with good enough. As for looking at the inside of the slide I don't typically either but now I'm assured they don't in Tennessee either ;)
     
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  5. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013

    I would think it's more equivalent to looking for machine marks on the block or heads?? After all, it is the interior of a machine.

    I don't think machines on an assembly line have been given AI for pride yet. :)
    Unfortunately, that is the world we live in. Seriously, how much of that Beretta is touched by a human?

    Final QC is the end user in the name of the almighty dollar now-a-days. I do have a 92A1 from when they were first produced. Zero clue what the inside of the slide looks like. People like me are what they are betting on. If you're unhappy send it back to the mothership..


    Production guns are like a box of Cracker Jack's.
     
  6. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 27, 2019
    Well I sent the pistol back to Beretta and in less than 2 weeks they swapped for a new one and shipped back to my door with a letter confirming exchange. No "repair" no excuses, I'm impressed. IMG_20190603_1708546.jpg
     
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  7. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017
    Well done....how do things look inside of the replacement pistola ???
     
  8. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 27, 2019
    Much better, frame to slide fit on the previous was real bad, dragging every time and several areas where the finish was poor on a brand new gun. I probably could have lived with the finish as I'll manage that on my own in time but the slide dragging was concerning.
     
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  9. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    A turd gets out every now and then no matter how good you try to control it but is nice to see the fixed you right up. That’s almost worth more!
     
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  10. Bender

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    Aug 15, 2011
    Glad my M9A3 didn't look like this
     
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  11. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 27, 2019
    New pics...still can tell still some tool chatter on the slide but the frame and the fit is much better. IMG_20190603_1745005.jpg IMG_20190603_1743485.jpg
     
  12. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    The inside of that frame looks like it’s cut out with a die and then they just finish machine mating surfaces. This process is used a lot in manufacturing these days!
     
  13. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Wow,......that is still rather poor work
     
  14. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 27, 2019
    Compared to the first it's much better but I can live with it now, should have felt racking the slide before, it was jacked...but yes, not nearly as clean as a quality 1911 by any means. I looked even in my striker fired or hammer fired plastic guns just nothing looks that unfinished or roughly cut. Gonna be another week before I can get to the range then we'll see if she can shoot.
     
  15. Bender

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    Aug 15, 2011
    I remember a time when a Beretta was meticulously machined, not a stray mark anywhere.
     
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