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Which one you do NOT want?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, Feb 13, 2013.


Vote one OUT!

Poll closed Feb 27, 2013.
  1. Dan Wesson VBob

    76 vote(s)
  2. H&K P30

    44 vote(s)
  3. Sig Sauer 226 Elite

    23 vote(s)
  4. Glock 19

    139 vote(s)
  5. Beretta 92FS

    97 vote(s)
  6. Walther P99

    98 vote(s)
  1. OldBrownDog

    OldBrownDog Well-Known Member

    The Beretta. I just don't care for how it fits my hand. I don't care for the Glock either, but I wouldn't feel bad beating one up, if I owned one. The Walther would be my next least favorite.
  2. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    Hard to pick. All are great pistols. Maybe if we knew an intended use, it would be easier to narrow down. For example, for carry, my top choice of these would be the Walther P99AS (great ergonomics, incredible reliability, and brillant DA/SA trigger design), and bottom choice would be the Beretta (a little too big).
  3. CB900F

    CB900F Well-Known Member


    I was amazed by the above negative comment about the H&K factory service: "Think about Factory Service". I don't have to "think" about it, I've got actual experience. It was fast, exactly what I wanted, and done at a good price too. What's not to like? I had the operating lever on my USPc replaced with the ambidextrous one. No problems since then with the work either, and it's been awhile.

    As for what I voted off, that was the Glock. They don't work for me, though apparantly they do for other people.

  4. returningfire

    returningfire Well-Known Member

    Don't have a negative comment on H&K service, just not a positive one either. Maybe they have gotten better.
  5. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    I ended up voting out Beretta 92, but as soon as i submitted the vote, I remain more unsure about the options.

    Here are my reasons for keeping each:

    Vbob: I like commander size 1911. In .45, I think 1911 remains arguably the best platform. DanWesson offers excellent tight tolerance pistol in 1600$. Looks are great as well. Some people think looks dont matter, but to me they do if its something you are going to carry and appreciate. Most attractive feature: Craftsmanship.

    H&K P30: I have not seen more ergonomic pistol than P30. Reliability is excellent, capacity is sufficient, accuracy is decent (although I have some doubts in this department). Most attractive feature: Ergonomics.

    Elite 226: Well Sig Sauer is Sig Sauer, but 226 Elite is just a cut above. Great grip angle with slimmer profile, dead on reliability, beavertail, tactical night sights and SRT. Most attractive feature: SRT.

    Glock 19: Some people argue its the best utility 9mm made to this date. Size is ideal for a compact pistol, and super reliability, which speaks volumes. Such reliability is comforting factor when taking in to a hostile territory. Tons of after market accessories. You turn your in to competition pistol, carbine, smg, whatever you want. Most attractive feature: Reliability.

    Beretta 92FS: the INOX is probably the most stylish while no compromise on reliability. Cheap magazines. Some people think slide mounted safety isn't great, but in 92F I dont mind as oppose to the likes of makarovs. Most attractive feature: stylish looks.

    Walther99: excellent erginomics, stf yet decocker, one of my top choice for .40 (Bond handgun), balanced pricing where you get more bang for the buck. Most attractive feature: for me is its appeal in .40SW.

    Now all that said, I am not sure if my voting out beretta was the right decision. I thought hard about Beretta, Glock and to a lesser extent Walther. I was pretty confident about p30, elite and to a lesser extent vbob.

    Thus, may be Glock should have gone as its utility is pretty much replicated by other options. One thing that went in favor of the Glock is the sentimental value since I carried Glock through thick and thin, rain and shine, when it really mattered back then. At the moment Glock was my to go gun so there is that attachment to this innate piece of plastic :).
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2013
  6. TennJed

    TennJed Well-Known Member

    dan wesson. nothing against it, I would just rather have the others
  7. jon_in_wv

    jon_in_wv Well-Known Member

    I voted for the P226. The grip just feels too large in my hand. The rest would be on my wish list but they aren't on my radar any time soon.
  8. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Jon are you talking about the 226 generic model or have you handled the Elite which is in question?
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013
  9. hey_poolboy

    hey_poolboy Well-Known Member

    I put the Sig at the bottom of my list. I'ts not a bad gun, just my least favorite of the bunch. The Sig $56 mags are also a little hard for me to swallow. :barf:
  10. Outlaw Man

    Outlaw Man Well-Known Member

    Glocks always feel like I'm holding someone else's gun. That's the only legitimate (or not so legitimate) gripe I have with any of them.
  11. BulletArc47

    BulletArc47 Well-Known Member

    Dammit that was a difficult poll to answer! I chose the G-19; never been a big Glock fan.
  12. psyopspec

    psyopspec Well-Known Member

    My experience with them was similar to a poster above; very responsive, very fast, and absolutely free.

    As to the OP, my vote goes the Beretta. Doesn't fit me, don't like the trigger, and for a gun I don't prefer I spent a lot of time with one as a duty weapon. I'm burned out on it, but if it's the platform that fits someone else I think it's a fine choice.
  13. JR24

    JR24 Well-Known Member

    Voted Glock, don't like Glocks. They don't fit my hands.

    Close second was the Beretta, also don't fit my hands.
  14. nelsonal

    nelsonal Well-Known Member

    Presuming the Glock is gen3/4 I don't care for the Glock grip texture since then, so it's an easy choice for me.
  15. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Seems like Glock is going to be voted out. May be it looses appeal among the other plastics listed.
  16. Pukindog12

    Pukindog12 Well-Known Member

    Just out of curiosity I wonder how many people who voted for the Walther P99 have actually shot or handled one? :confused:
  17. Teachu2

    Teachu2 Well-Known Member

    Or any of the votes?

    Of the group, the Glock is the only one I'm currently seeking to buy...
  18. mbopp

    mbopp Well-Known Member

    Glocks just don't fit my hand well.
  19. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Before i handled and shot P30, I thought of p99 is the best ergonomic pistol. I think it is way under-appreciated.
  20. Grmlin

    Grmlin Well-Known Member

    It was between the Glock or the Berretta, I went with the Berretta. Evan after carrying it for 10 years, although I shot it very well with either hand it just was not that comfortable in either one. I can honestly say I never cared for it. I was better and more comfortable with the 1911.

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