Just had to tell you guys my dad and I both bought used Beretta 96's. They shoot great but my dad wanted a 9 barrel. I read on Beretta forum that you have to use a 9 slide in order to shoot 9 out of a .40 gun. They're wrong. He bought a threaded 9mm gemtech barrel and we've put around 50 rounds through it with no problems using the .40 slide!