Browning Hi Power / Sig 229 / Beretta 92 stainless


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KevinR
February 11, 2010, 06:35 PM
Can yall give some feed back on this, my brain is locked up. I am going to purchase one last pistol but I cant make up my mind. Out of the three what would you purchase in a 9MM

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Jim PHL
February 11, 2010, 08:30 PM
"I am going to purchase one last pistol"

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.........


Really, though, I have fired all three (though don't own any of them) and couldn't think of a reason to try to steer you away from any of them. It all depends on which feels best in your hand, which you shoot better, price as a personal factor, heck, even how you think they look is important. As far as reliability, accuracy, etc., you can't go wrong with any of them.

Casaba
February 11, 2010, 08:37 PM
I've only shot the P229 out of that bunch, of course I do have three of them... :)

9mmepiphany
February 11, 2010, 09:07 PM
assuming they all fit you hand comfortably;

smoothness of action and most reliable - Beretta 92
most compact - Sig 229
thinnest slide - Browning Hi-Power

you have to decide which what you value the most.

the Sig and Beretta have light alloy frames, while the Browning has a steel frame

the Sig and Beretta have DA/SA triggers, while the Browning is SAO

my experience has been that, out of the box, the Beretta will have the best feeling trigger

SigP229R
February 11, 2010, 09:13 PM
I have a 229 only it's .40 and the 92f it's a 9mm. I really like both, of course if I were going to buy another 9 (only have 3) I would go for the Sig since it is a smaller pistol than the Beretta. Then that's just my opinion.

blitzen
February 12, 2010, 11:48 AM
One of these pistols are just not like the others. One of these pistols belong in your safe. One of these pistols are a classic design almost perfect in every way. Two of these pistols are mechanical solutions to training problems.

9mmepiphany
February 12, 2010, 01:23 PM
Two of these pistols are mechanical solutions to training problems.

may we gather from this that you'd feel the same way about an automatic transmission, power steering and power brakes?

Hatterasguy
February 12, 2010, 01:25 PM
Buy all three, problem solved!:D

Autolycus
February 12, 2010, 04:51 PM
Sig P229R. I have one and I love it.

I am going to put it on the market as I need some extra cash.

jaysouth
February 12, 2010, 04:55 PM
Buy all three and report back to us in a couple of years. You will find that it is hard to objectively say that one is better than the other.

However, if I considered Sig, I would get a used 228 instead of the heavier(top-heavy to me) 229. But you see what I mean by being objective.

WmCC
February 12, 2010, 05:00 PM
BHP! Nuff said.

LRS_Ranger
February 12, 2010, 05:07 PM
Get the SIG.... IMHO

NMGonzo
February 12, 2010, 05:21 PM
BHP ... is your last pistol after all.

That is what NMGONZO said last time ...

m2steven
February 12, 2010, 07:03 PM
I think 9mmepiphany is right on the money. The Beretta is a fantastic gun with a superb trigger. Highly reliable.

JWF III
February 12, 2010, 07:15 PM
BHP, have 2 and need a couple more.

It's such a pleasure to shoot, I got rid of my Glock. The HP just feels right in the hand.

Wyman

Vonderek
February 12, 2010, 07:15 PM
I'm a sucker for a 440/4-spd Roadrunner or Charger and I am a sucker for a Browning Hi-Power as well!

wrs840
February 12, 2010, 07:26 PM
I own a BHP and a 92FS and like them both a lot. Great to shoot, nice classics to own, appealing looks. If I was forced to give one up it would be the 92, but I would really hate to no longer have it. My brother has a Sig 229, and while the looks don't really inspire me, it's a great pistol and a joy to shoot. As said above however, if it's really your "last" pistol, I say the BHP has to win on that particular distinction.

Les

earlthegoat2
February 12, 2010, 07:27 PM
I like the BHP the best of the bunch but I have had a Beretta too. I prefer the BHP for its slimness and ease of carry. The Beretta is clunky but has a good trigger, moderate felt recoil, and is absolutely reliable, and quite accurate.

The Sig is just, blah. Good gun with no style.

wbwanzer
February 12, 2010, 07:42 PM
I've not owned the Browning, but was not impressed with the trigger when I dry fired one in the gun shop. I have a 229 and a 92FS. I like both very much, but if I had to choose, I'd take the Beretta.
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m145/wbwanzer/Beretta92FSInox005.jpg

texas bulldog
February 12, 2010, 07:43 PM
BHP without a doubt. The others are good guns, but your (alleged) last pistol should be a true classic.

Paints
February 12, 2010, 07:43 PM
most compact - Sig 229
thinnest slide - Browning Hi-Power

Depends on how you define "compact". I think the BHP is easier to conceal, the entire gun is thinner. The height of the two is identical but the HP has a longer barrel and slide.

I've always felt that the High Powers felt extremely good in my hand. Unfortunately, I had bad luck with Brownings. I now have a FEG clone.

I have a Sig 228 that I presume had a trigger job done to it before I bought it. It's really a sweet shooter. I have to say it's my favorite shooting 9mm.

Ken

SigP229R
February 12, 2010, 07:51 PM
Oldschoolfan sounds great wish I had the money.

KevinR
February 12, 2010, 07:57 PM
Man, you all picked right up on that last pistol remark :eek: I purchased a beretta 92 tonight and just for funnies I looked at the BHP while I was there.

The Beretta was $580 and the BHP was $800 I might go back later this year and get the BHP also. Of course it will be my last gun :p

Thanks for the input
KevinR

Paints
February 12, 2010, 08:09 PM
The Beretta was $580 and the BHP was $800 I might go back later this year and get the BHP also. Of course it will be my last gun

You can probably pick up a used FEG clone of the BHP for around $300 or so. I've had both and the FEG has been a better gun for me.

Ken

CWL
February 12, 2010, 08:15 PM
I'd also suggest a BHP, which is funny since it is the only one of those 3 which I do not own.

I do own plenty of M1911s in .45ACP, which may be the reason why I lean towards the BHP in preference.

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