Heck of a time decided which pistol to get rid of...


January 6, 2004, 09:25 PM
I have a 3rd Gen Glock 17 and a Beretta 92fs Vertec. So both are full size 9mm pistols. I shoot them both equally well.

Problem is, I don't need two full size 9mm's. I need one full size, a compact, a 1911......etc etc. Plenty of other pistols I want. I can't decide which to sell.

What would you do?

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January 6, 2004, 09:32 PM
I'de keep the G17! ' has better attributes than the Beretta, IMO.

January 6, 2004, 09:42 PM
Potentially one of the hardest decisions ... and advice will be geared to the preferences of others ...... ya see, me no Glock fan! So Beretta would be kept, for me! ''No win'' situation. :p

Tell ya what ..... get wife to pack em up in two separate boxes .... when you are not lookin ...... then go and make ''blind choice'' and the one you pick is the one you keep .. it'll be fate then .. the one that was ''meant'' to stay yours will triumph!:)

January 6, 2004, 10:14 PM
Wet side or dry side of Oregon?

Wet: Keep Glock, less rust.

Dry: Keep Beretta, better-looking gun, as long as no rust. Dry is good.

Mountains: Keep Glock, more comfortable grip in really cold climate.

Valleys: See wet/dry notes above.

Still unconvinced, can't decide: Which one has the better holster?

Still can't decide: Consult wife on blind choice suggested by P95Carry.

January 6, 2004, 10:56 PM
I haven't noticed any rusting problems. I'd keep the Beretta.

January 6, 2004, 10:59 PM
keep the beretta

January 6, 2004, 11:02 PM
One thing I don't like about the Beretta is that you can't find grips for it and holster options are smaller.

The glock bugs me because it seems everyone has one.

I was thinking the best reason to sell the glock is that I can get what I paid for it and it will sell much faster. :cool:

January 6, 2004, 11:25 PM
I'd keep the glock. Simplier manual of arms, and if it windsup being your only glock it'll feel like a different pistol from the others.

January 6, 2004, 11:40 PM
Umm, keep both? :D

My persona preference, since it doesn't sound like either is a carry gun, would be to keep the Beretta. But then again, that might not change if it was a carry gun.

For which one do you have more full-capacity magazines?

January 7, 2004, 12:21 AM
If you decide to sell the Glock 17 email me, I may be interested.

PS I live in the far Nothern portion of CA.

January 7, 2004, 12:24 AM
Here's my stinkin' two pennies worth: if you do much underwater shooting, keep the plastic, I mean, POLYMER, one. Otherwise, keep the prettier steel one from the land of vendettas:uhoh:

January 7, 2004, 12:57 AM
Keep them both. Save the money to buy something else you want, 'cause after you buy something else, you are going to complain about having sold something you liked.

January 7, 2004, 01:33 AM
I was in the same boat awhile back, 2 full size 9mm's of different systems just didn't make sense.

Kept the Beretta and sold the Glock 17. Beretta is staying, now I'm looking to replace the Glock I sold, certainly at more cost than what I got for mine. When will I ever learn?:mad:

Black Majik
January 7, 2004, 02:28 AM
Sell em' both and get a Sig P226? :o

January 7, 2004, 04:22 AM
Which to sell? You like both and can't really decide? Why sell then?

You kind of sound like me when I first started. I didn't think I'd own very many guns, so when I bought my S&W 65LS I sold my Taurus 82. I wanted a .357mag and since I knew I wouldn't have very many guns I didn't see the point of two medium frame revolvers, both of which could shoot .38spls. So I sold the Taurus and I regretted very soon after. Now...I have 4 more or less medium framed revolvers (2 K-frame .357mags, 1 L-frame .357, 1 Colt PPS .38spl) and I think I've barely started.

You like both guns, do not sell. Never sell a gun you like, you will find yourself regretting it (I've regretted guns I liked but that I replaced with something I like far better). If you find one that is a lemon or that just doesn't work for you, then fine sell it. But when you like it, keep it! You'll regret it, and it will either cause you frustration when you think on it later, or if you replace it then it will just cost you more down the line (since it will inevitably cost you more to replace it than you got for it when you sold it).

If you can't afford some of the other stuff yet, don't worry, save and you will. If you CCW, I'm guessing the compact can wait anyway since the Glock 17 is pretty lightweight and it is wintertime (so you'll probably be wearing more layers). If it is too bulky for you to carry then when you get the 1911 you'd be surprised at how the narrow design makes a huge difference (assuming it isn't too heavy for you). Worst case, compromise and make your first 1911 a 4" gun that you can carry more easily:D . Or, if you are uncomfortable with trying to conceal a full-sized gun, get the compact and wait on the 1911 (unless the compact is a 1911 as per the previous sentence). Just whatever you do don't see a gun you like.

January 7, 2004, 09:54 AM
Sell em both and buy a nice revolver....oops wrong forum. :neener:

January 7, 2004, 01:29 PM
Well, I've owned one Beretta and sold it but I still own a Taurus 'copy'.

I've owned two Glocks and have sold one but I'm looking to buy a G26.

I shoot Glocks and Berettas/Tauruses about equally well and I would not likely carry either a G17 nor a Beretta.

For me, between the Glock and the Beretta... if you're going to sell one to buy a smaller gun to carry... I'd probably sell Beretta and keep the Glock and buy either a smaller Glock or a Kahr.

January 7, 2004, 02:28 PM
I've been thinking, while I stand by my previous post that you should never get rid of a gun you like, if you really must sell one I think it should be the Glock.

-The Beretta is more likely to become a classic design. It is nicer, better looking, and a better gun.

-Also, you want to sell to finance a compact gun. If you like the Glock you can sell the full-size and pick up the compact G19 or subcompact G26 and have a very similar gun. With the Beretta I'm pretty sure they no longer sell the compact version, and when they did it wasn't quite as compact and light (carriable) as the G19 and G26.

That way, you can still have the Beretta and you can have something very similar to your current Glock (same manual-of-arms, similar feel, same look). That is probably the way that will best minimize any future regrets, if you must sell something.

January 7, 2004, 03:02 PM
Sell em' both and get a Sig P226?

I would modify this to say..."Sell em both & get a Sig P226 9mm and a Sig P220 .45 ACP". A CZ 97B would be a good lower-cost alternative to the P220.

Whatever you do, Make sure you wind up with at least one Sig!

January 7, 2004, 03:14 PM
Ahem, I'd just go buy whatever the other one is and forget about this selling of the toys stuff. Geez.

January 7, 2004, 03:28 PM
Can you hide the Glock for a while (like a year or so) and tell the wife you sold it?

Later you could pick it up "for almost nothing... a real steal, honey, I swear!"



Zeke Menuar
January 7, 2004, 03:30 PM
I have seen too many broken Berettas at the local defensive handgun matches. Keep the Glock.


January 7, 2004, 05:36 PM
Can you hide the Glock for a while (like a year or so) and tell the wife you sold it?

Later you could pick it up "for almost nothing... a real steal, honey, I swear!"
:D :D :D

My recommendation still stand, if you want a beat around gun that works all the time, keep the Glock.

January 8, 2004, 01:34 AM
Well I made the decision to sell the Glock tonight. Thanks for all the advice from everybody.

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