I have had my Beretta M9 22 LR for three years.
It’s virtually identical to the M9, but chambered in 22 LR.
This is a fantastic gun to shoot !!
A couple of months ago, this happened:
The thumb safety sheared off.
I contacted Beretta and was able to ship it back to them and they fixed it for free and they also replaced the firing pin as well !!
Because I am a compulsive tracker of things, I’ve put at least 10,000 rounds through this gun. I really don’t know what the life expectancy of the firing pin should be, but I know that I didn’t dry fire it or abuse it.
I shot a lot of 22 LR rifle growing up on the farm, but stopped shooting when I left the farm. My brother is a big elk/turkey hunter (Mostly bow but some black powder for elk/deer) and he started arming up a few years ago when he was woke up at 3:00 am by a couple of county sheriffs chasing a violent felon and they wanted to search his out buildings. That made him start thinking that he needed some 9mm home protection. Plus, living way out in the country, we built a little range in his back yard.
Lots of brass flies there !!!!
I got my conceal carry in 05/2018 and the M9 under certain circumstances could be a carry gun, but not for an EDC.
When I bought the M9, because it was such an incredible gun to shoot, I never had any intention of getting another gun, but I needed one for an EDC. I went out and bought a S&W Compact 22 LR. Yes, I carried a 22 LR for a year as my carry gun. I never felt like I was underpowered. Not tooting my own horn, but I shoot my 22’s lights out and I would like to think that if the SHTF, my rounds would be on target and quite frankly, that’s the most important part of a self defense shooting.
However , after a year, I did get another gun, this time it was the S&W 380 Shield EZ.
Again, a big shout out to Beretta for taking car of my gun !!