OK, let me preface my post by saying that I went to the range and dropped some cash to testfire the P99, Glock, Beretta 92 and the XD all in 9mm. Of all of them were in the price range I want to stay in and of all of them the Beretta 92 was the most comfortable for me to shoot. All I see in these posts pertaining to handguns deals with the polymer composite frames and such and very little on all aluminum/steel construction. In my mind the latter would logically be more durable. My question is this: Is there really anything wrong with the Beretta? Your thoughts would be appreciated and unless seriously swayed otherwise I will most likely be purchasing one. The Elite II if I can swing it with X-Mas cash: If not then it will probaby be the Vertec model. All I ask is that you not reply with "Beretta= teh shitty" or variations of without backing up your statement with personal usage/ownership stories.