Beretta Nano experience?

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Beretta Nano experience?

Postby maverick2076 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:56 am

This deal over at PSA has me considering one.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/beretta- ... n9s15.html

Anyone have any experience with them?


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Re: Beretta Nano experience?

Postby stash » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:14 am

This little gun has a real solid feel in the hand and every time I pulled the trigger a bullet came out of the barrel. My only problem was that I could not hit anything with it. Had a buddy try it and he hit everything he aimed at. I really wanted to like the gun but I just was not accurate with it.
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Re: Beretta Nano experience?

Postby gduncan52 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:42 am

I have had one for about 3 years now. It does go bang every time you pull the trigger. I shoot well with it with the iron sights. I did add a Crimson Trace laser to it and like it even more. It has a solid feel to it and is very compact to carry. It is what I carry when I don't have my Ruger SR1911, which also has a Crimson Trace laser, on me. I have two other 9mm, but, this is my favorite.


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Re: Beretta Nano experience?

Postby gduncan52 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:44 am

By the way, that is an excellent deal on the offer in your link!


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Re: Beretta Nano experience?

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:46 am

I don't have any experience with this gun, but it is getting decent reviews on Bud's site.

Right now, there are really good deals on a lot of these small 9mm pistols. In addition to this gun, the Taurus PT 709 slim can be had for around $185, the Kel-Tec PF9 is right around $240, and the Kahr CM9 is $255. I already have all 3 of these other guns, and really can't justify getting a 4th small 9mm gun. But for me, I would review the guns I have in descending order to their price. I like the Kahr the best, followed by the Kel-Tec and then the Taurus.
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Re: Beretta Nano experience?

Postby Beiruty » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:58 am

I have one, I invested some money in Dawson Front Fiber Sight and I replaced and installed the trigger springs kit. I also added Talon grips. Now, it is shootable.
https://gallowayprecision.com/beretta/nano/
Some filing is needed for the front sight:
https://dawsonprecision.com/beretta-nan ... nt-sights/

This a better choice:
https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/p ... p-9-shield
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Re: Beretta Nano experience?

Postby CleverNickname » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:40 am

I had a couple for a few years. They worked just fine. My main complaints were the bore axis is a little high and the trigger reset was a little long.

The Glock 43 is a better gun in pretty much every area. But, they're about $200 more, so if cost is an issue then the Nano isn't a bad choice.


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Re: Beretta Nano experience?

Postby CZp10 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:46 am

Haven’t tried the Nano, but will echo the sentiment that the Shield and Glock 43 are great choices. I liked both, but am more comfortable with the Glock 43. My wife likes it too, which surprised me. Definitely more expensive though, I couldn't do any better than paying $425 for a new 43.


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Re: Beretta Nano experience?

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:02 am

Beiruty wrote:I have one, I invested some money in Dawson Front Fiber Sight and I replaced and installed the trigger springs kit. I also added Talon grips. Now, it is shootable.
https://gallowayprecision.com/beretta/nano/
Some filing is needed for the front sight:
https://dawsonprecision.com/beretta-nan ... nt-sights/

This a better choice:
https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/p ... p-9-shield


I forgot about the Shield. Definitely a great choice as well. Price point is just above the 3 other alternatives I listed, unless you wait for the next rebate offer. Personally I like the Shield in .45 ACP better than in 9mm. You lose only one round of capacity, size is basically the same, and most importantly, unlike other similarly sized guns, there is almost no felt recoil difference going from the 9mm to the .45.
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Re: Beretta Nano experience?

Postby mot7981 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:24 am

I had a Nano for a while and liked it. It has very smooth edges so there's nothing to snag. I found it reliable and there was enough gun so there was something to hang on to. Especially with the extended mag although that made it harder to conceal. I just preferred the S&W Shield so I went with it instead. That being said, at $200 I think it’s an awesome deal just like when S&W had their rebates going. PSA has some other great deals now including the Taurus Model 85 revolver for $159.99 with rebate and the origianl Ruger LCP for $169.99 straight up. I've made a few purchases from PSA and always had good luck. It’s a good time to be in the market for inexpensive heaters.

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Re: Beretta Nano experience?

Postby Nano » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:10 pm

I have an early Nano that has been very reliable. I had a total of 6 failure to extract during the first 100 rounds. I blame the ammunition more than the gun. I did add a Lasermax and really like it. That is an excellent price. The Nano is now my night stand gun as the XDs45 is my EDC gun. Here is what I have shot with the Nano:
Nano NU0018xx
550 Monarch 115gr FMJ brass
50 Monarch 115gr FMJ steel
201 Monarch 124gr JHP brass
250 RWS 124gr FMJ brass
20 Speer Gold Dot 115gr GDHP
297 Winchester 124gr NATO
25 Hornady 135gr Critical Duty
50 Blazer 115gr FMJ brass (2 FTE)
100 Speer Lawman 124gr FMJ (4 FTE)
25 PMC 115gr FMJ (very old but worked fine)
50 American Eagle 124gr FMJ
9 Hornady American Gunner 124 gr +P XTP
Note: SS Bedair guide rod installed at 1155 rounds
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