1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Looking for a new duty pistol?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tavo94, Sep 18, 2005.


Which pistol will you recommend?

  1. Beretta 92FS

    14 vote(s)
  2. Glock 17

    55 vote(s)
  3. Springfield XD

    26 vote(s)
  4. Waltehr P99 AS

    6 vote(s)
  5. Ruger P95

    6 vote(s)
  6. Other

    26 vote(s)
  1. tavo94

    tavo94 Active Member

    My Agency is in the process on getting us new pistols for duty, we will be replacing our old S&W 5904. We narrow our choices down to Beretta 92FS, Glock 17, Springfield XD, Walther P99 AS and Ruger P95, any comments will be appreciate it?

    MAGNUMMAN member

    Out of those you listed, I would only consider the G17 and P95. I voted for the G17, but would also trust my life with the P95.
  3. CZF

    CZF Well-Known Member

    Odd that you don't include a CZ P-01. compact and safe. very reliable..
    just not your average USA police type gun.
  4. denfoote

    denfoote Well-Known Member

    It's hot and sticky down there in Panama, ain't it??

    All the above mentioned pistols are good reliable guns.
    However, the tennifer heat treat on the Glock or the walther make them the front runners because of corrosion resistance. The Walther has the advantage of having an adjustable grip by way of various inserts. The Glock may be had cheaper due to their policy of giving discounts to agencies making large orders!! Half a dozen of one, six of the other!!

    At least I've narrowed it down to two for ya!!
  5. GotGlock

    GotGlock Well-Known Member

    Go with the Glock, you can never go worng with one, its basically idiot proof in terms of maintence, and will always go bang when you pull the trigger. :eek:
  6. I don't like Glocks because they have no safety. I've read so many times about accidental discharges involving LEO's and Glocks.
  7. Universal

    Universal Guest

    The GLOCK 17 gets my vote. Second choice would be the Beretta.
  8. DirksterG30

    DirksterG30 Well-Known Member

    A CZ P-01 or SP-01
  9. litework

    litework Well-Known Member

    I voted "other." Depending on caliber, I'd prefer an HK USP or P2000. Also, I'd postpone making my decision and see how Beretta's PX4 and S&W's M&P turn out. These guns look like real winners.

    Of the guns on your list...I'd opt for a variation of the Beretta.
  10. CombatArmsUSAF

    CombatArmsUSAF Well-Known Member

    Although heavy for concealed carry, the beretta is a great duty gun. Accurate right out of the box, and I have fired thousands of rounds with an assortment of brands of ammo without a single malfunction. I try to find ammo that the beretta won't eat and so far have been unsuccessful.
  11. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Ditto for CZ PO1.
  12. Vitamin G

    Vitamin G Well-Known Member

    Last week I would have voted for a Glock, but this weekend I got to shoot a Springfield XD.

    Cheaper, better ergonomics, and has a grip safety...
  13. cookekdjr

    cookekdjr Well-Known Member

    Go with the XD or Glock. Both are reasonably accurate, and very reliable. The XD has better ergos, but the Glock is lighter, although both score well in both areas.
    There are many other excellent guns (the CZ's and Sigs come to mind) but I'd go with the XD or Glock.
  14. Nate_m

    Nate_m Well-Known Member

    SIG P229 hands down
  15. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam


    Sig P228 :D
  16. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Well-Known Member

    If you go w/ XD, I think ya better get the stainless slide version. I hear a lot of stories about rust on the slide.

    I'd vote for the Walther. I've been attracted to the gun recently after I've rented it a few times. No more low and to the left shooting for me as with a Glock (only my Glock 34 w/ lighter pull doesn't do that to me - but as a duty gun, you don't want too light of a trigger pull)
  17. shield20

    shield20 Well-Known Member

    Beretta 92f in stainless - awesome duty weapon - no jams, gets smoother the more you shoot it, accurate, good grip angle, made of metal.
  18. dakotasin

    dakotasin Well-Known Member

    is it legal to say 'duty pistol' and omit the sig 229???

    i like the xd, but i don't think it is as refined as the beretta or sig - and contrary to popular internet legend, don't think it shoots as accurately or as comfortably as either the 229 or 92...

    don't know anything about the glock or walther, but am just astounded that ruger makes the short list at all, but especially considering sig was omitted...

    good luck.
  19. Dorian

    Dorian Well-Known Member


    P226, P228, P229 - doesn't matter


    HK USP
  20. albanian

    albanian member

    Beretta 92fs. It is all metal so it won't melt in the tropical heat. :D They are heavier than the Glock or XD but I would trust one more than any other pistol based on my excellent history with them.

Share This Page