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Posted: 4/29/2011 10:10:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 8:22:11 AM EDT by BFIBri]
A driver I deal with wants to trade my second decade Beretta M9  for his Beretta 85 (single stack .380) with walnut grips even up tomorrow... would you do the trade?

Here are pic of my M9






Thanks for you help,
   Brian
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:10:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2011 10:11:24 PM EDT by gearjammer351]
No...
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:23:39 PM EDT
I don't know what its worth but I don't think I'd ever get rid of it.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:25:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2011 10:28:10 PM EDT by SleeperShooter]
So you wanna go from 9mm to .380????

Seriously... you have to ask????  
NO
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:25:14 PM EDT


There is no way in hell that I would trade any 9mm for any .380, much less this one.


Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:25:35 PM EDT
as much as id like a 84 or a 85................................. no trade
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:28:16 PM EDT
Are you serious?
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:30:09 PM EDT
They're worth about the same IIRC. Those Beretta "collectors editions" aren't valued any higher than standard models to real collectors.

The 85 will have a frame safety if that matters to you...

Tough call, I wouldn't do it unless you really want an 85.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:42:41 PM EDT
Is this a trick question?
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:47:44 PM EDT
I have many other 9mm pistols, mostly CZ's. I just find the little 85 damn cute, i dont know why but I do. Like the other poster stated, their about the same price but I think the 85 is more expensive.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:50:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mech2007:


There is no way in hell that I would trade any 9mm for any .380, much less this one.




Link Posted: 4/29/2011 10:52:22 PM EDT
I'm not a fan of display guns. Especially of the type that are still being massed produced. Not good for much except looking at. A centenial model M9 might be something worth hanging on to. A boxed up M9 because it's been around for 20 years? I don't get it. No, hell no. I wouldn't make that trade. I might trade it for a shooter M9 (and boot), but not a model 85.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:05:33 PM EDT

Nope ... maybe consider other hardware ( not the 380 ) in trade.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 11:07:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gearjammer351:
No...


No...
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 1:55:17 AM EDT
I wouldnt
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 2:48:07 AM EDT
Fuck no.  If you really want a tiny-assed .380, there's better designs out there.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:14:08 AM EDT
Give a double-stack 9mm for a single-stack .380?  No way.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:23:50 AM EDT
If you're not shooting the M9 and you will shoot the 85, do it.  Display-only guns do nothing for me.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:40:38 AM EDT
Gunsamerica lists the M9 commemorative for $995 and Gunbroker had one no reserve at $600.

It doesn't speak well to the value of the M9, and the .380s don't sell quickly in that price range, either.

I'd keep the M9 just in case it goes up in value and I wouldn't pay more than three hundred bucks for a clean 84 or 85. I can buy them all day long at that price. The Ruger LCP destroyed the market for 380s. Look around, you can get that Beretta 380 for a song if you really want one.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:47:42 AM EDT
Keep the M9 and shoot it.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:55:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TheJeffster:
I don't know what its worth but I don't think I'd ever get rid of it.


This.

Even if for some reason you needed a pocket carry and couldn't buy one for cash... I'd hope at least you could get a slimline 9mm from a quality make for that weapon.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:58:40 AM EDT






Keep the M9.

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 3:59:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Coltman77:
Keep the M9 and shoot it.


DON'T SHOOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What happens with special issues like this M9 is that people buy them and shoot them, eliminating the collector value. Ten years from now, most of the guns have been fired and they are missing pieces from the set. They're not worth the collector price because of this. Meanwhile, the ones that were set aside as unfired begin to gain value because they're rare. People collect Beretta guns. They spend tens of thousands of dollars on the high end shotguns. You haven't got an SO-9, but the thing has investment potential. Look at some of the Winchester 1894 commemoratives in The Blue Book of Gun Values. Don't look at the crap from The American Half-Ass Gold Plating Society. Look at the ones the manufacturer actually made.

If you've already shot it, forget about this and enjoy it. But if you haven't fired it, put it away. Wipe it down every so often and don't let your friends play with it when you take it out of the safe. They'll fuck it up. You can get a shooter M9 or 92F/S cheap - cheap.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:11:13 AM EDT
no way
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:17:41 AM EDT
I would not make that trade. In any way, shape or form.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:22:47 AM EDT
No.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 4:58:24 AM EDT
OK guys, you talked me out of it, I was kind of on the fence about anyways

The one really bad thought is that the beretta 85 that he has is about 20 years old... I have no idea what shape the pistol is in but he did say that he carried it a few times. I can just imagine

Too many negitives in the deal. I'll wait for a good deal with another 85

Thanks again,
    Brian
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:26:36 AM EDT
no
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:28:27 AM EDT



Originally Posted By BFIBri:


OK guys, you talked me out of it, I was kind of on the fence about anyways



The one really bad thought is that the beretta 85 that he has is about 20 years old... I have no idea what shape the pistol is in but he did say that he carried it a few times. I can just imagine



Too many negitives in the deal. I'll wait for a good deal with another 85



Thanks again,

    Brian
WTF is wrong with you!? We didn't mean no as in now for an 85. We meant no as in EVAR!  





 
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:42:08 AM EDT
85 is nice but way to ig for a 380.  Then again the M9 is way to big for a 9.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:43:15 AM EDT
Id pass.  Just sell off the 9 if you want to switch out.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:47:04 AM EDT
Pics of wife and/or girlfriend?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:49:26 AM EDT
Nope.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 5:51:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:12:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:15:19 AM EDT
If you are serious, I will trade you a Jennings .380 for your M9.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 6:47:10 AM EDT
No way,  .380 are harder to sell on the used market.  Most buyers will be looking for small .380s for easy conceal and the 85 is will not be on the top of the list.

You should pass.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:07:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JoeCoastie:

Originally Posted By BFIBri:
OK guys, you talked me out of it, I was kind of on the fence about anyways

The one really bad thought is that the beretta 85 that he has is about 20 years old... I have no idea what shape the pistol is in but he did say that he carried it a few times. I can just imagine

Too many negitives in the deal. I'll wait for a good deal with another 85

Thanks again,
    Brian
WTF is wrong with you!? We didn't mean no as in now for an 85. We meant no as in EVAR!  

 


 
I meant to buy one sometime without the trade deaL

Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:10:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 10fp:
as much as id like a 84 or a 85................................. no trade


Concur.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:21:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2011 8:22:56 AM EDT by BFIBri]
Originally Posted By sel366:
Pics of wife and/or girlfriend?



Here is the pic of the wife by request:



Link Posted: 4/30/2011 8:28:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BFIBri:
Originally Posted By sel366:
Pics of wife and/or girlfriend?



Here is the pic of the wife by request:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p5/BFIBri/IMG_0001.jpg



Nicely done
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 9:17:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BFIBri:
Originally Posted By sel366:
Pics of wife and/or girlfriend?



Here is the pic of the wife by request:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p5/BFIBri/IMG_0001.jpg



Your cooperation is appreciated.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 9:21:52 AM EDT
Pics of gun and wife need more ARFCOM toes.

Possum will be accepted in lieu of toes.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 9:31:07 AM EDT
I don't really care for the 92.
I still wouldn't do the trade.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 9:36:14 AM EDT
I'll trade you a pistol for the wife!

Link Posted: 5/1/2011 9:45:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TheJeffster:
I don't know what its worth but I don't think I'd ever get rid of it.


Link Posted: 5/1/2011 2:39:01 PM EDT
No.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 2:40:25 PM EDT
No.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 2:41:43 PM EDT
I'm guessing this firearm as collector value. If you don't want a collectible, and want a shooter, sell it to a collector that appreciates it's value and buy something to shoot.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 2:53:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sigp226:
Originally Posted By Coltman77:
Keep the M9 and shoot it.


DON'T SHOOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What happens with special issues like this M9 is that people buy them and shoot them, eliminating the collector value. Ten years from now, most of the guns have been fired and they are missing pieces from the set. They're not worth the collector price because of this. Meanwhile, the ones that were set aside as unfired begin to gain value because they're rare. People collect Beretta guns. They spend tens of thousands of dollars on the high end shotguns. You haven't got an SO-9, but the thing has investment potential. Look at some of the Winchester 1894 commemoratives in The Blue Book of Gun Values. Don't look at the crap from The American Half-Ass Gold Plating Society. Look at the ones the manufacturer actually made.

If you've already shot it, forget about this and enjoy it. But if you haven't fired it, put it away. Wipe it down every so often and don't let your friends play with it when you take it out of the safe. They'll fuck it up. You can get a shooter M9 or 92F/S cheap - cheap.


Those "collectors editions" aren't any more valuable to collectors. They're like Franklin Mint guns. Beretta had made dozens of "special" versions of the M9 and 92FS. Military commemoratives, branch commemoratives, FBI commemoratives etc.

The real collectable Berettas are the 92FS Steel, Bilenniums, Elite II, Border Marshal, 92M etc.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 2:55:10 PM EDT
I think you did the right thing. I wouldn't have done it.
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