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Beretta 92FS or Glock 19 or 17

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Magnus1959, Jul 30, 2008.

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  1. Magnus1959

    Magnus1959 Member

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    Looking for a good range gun. Thoughts?
     
  2. memphisjim

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    glock 19
     
  3. SASD209

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    Beretta. Or Glock. :)

    Go to your local range, rent them, and see what you think. I own 2 92FS's, and have owned a G19. They're all good pistols, this one is going to be up to your tastes.
     
  4. Magnus1959

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    I live in a small town. We have an outdoor shooting range and they don't rent guns.
     
  5. 10-Ring

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    I say -- "Yes" :D
     
  6. Magnus1959

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    I say no. Can't get them both right now. Tee Hee!
     
  7. Gator

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    Just get the first one you get a good deal on. :)

    Personally I'd prefer a Glock because the 92 is a big heavy handgun for 9 mm. I have a 19 and like it a lot.
     
  8. shooting4fun

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    Howdy Magnus1959, and et al.,

    Short answer, any of the three options presented are great. They are all suitable for your “range” gun use.

    Longer and more detailed answer. Glocks are lighter, even when fully loaded, so that might be a consideration if you're intending additional duties for these pistols. Also Glocks have more optional support equipment available if you choose to add more fun to things.

    Shooting the Beretta will probably be more comfortable as it is a larger heavier platform. The additional mass tends to ease the recoil perception. This might be a consideration if recoil is an issue. This is not to say that any of these platforms have much recoil, it is just that each feels differently under recoil.

    The longer sight radius of the 17 and 92 might be helpful if you're interested in target acquisition. Realize that these are service handguns and they will have good accuracy, less than 4” at 25 yards with most factory ammo. Your mileage may vary as the trigger actions on each are designed with self defense in mind. So don't expect Olympic levels of accuracy at 10 metres.

    Depending on your area you might get a new 92 just a touch less than a new Glock. They are all right about the $ 600 range new. Used ones are significantly less.

    Hope this helps! Good luck shopping. Be sure to write up a range report on what you end up with.

    Cheers!
     
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    If you want a range/target gun I would suggest the Glock 17L or Glock 34.
    My Glock 17L is the most accurate handgun I own. Of course you can also use it for home defense etc........
    Even with the 6" barrel it balances extremely well. The new ones come with the 3rd generation frames and they are not compensated.
     
  12. Top_Gunn

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    They're all good guns. I chose a Glock 17 over the Beretta because I liked the way it shot and it fit my hand better. But it was close. Your mileage may differ. You really can't learn any more from others' opinions. Some people (not me) really dislike the Glock trigger, so it's probably best not to buy a Glock without ever having shot one.
     
  13. lazyeye

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    See which one fits your hand. They are both fine firearms.
     
  14. MrAnteater

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    Go and handle them for yourself and decide. I'll tell you Glock but why take the word of a bunch of strangers on the internet?
     
  15. benderx4

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    Both are "classic" handguns, and both can be found for rent at many shooting ranges. Take them for a test run and make a choice, you won't go wrong with either one!

    (I'm partial to the Beretta since I carried an M-9 for many years in the Air Force.)
     
  16. skwab

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    I own both a 92FS and a 19 - for an accurate range gun, IMO the beretta is a great choice. It was my first handgun, and I'm most comfortable with it. For me it doesn't work as a CCW, but great for home defense and the range.

    The 19 is a great handgun, and if you want some flexibility in that you might decide to carry it in some capacity down the road, then that would be the best choice.

    If you decide you want a Glock, and you have no intention carrying it - range gun only, then I would go for the 17.

    But with any of them you can't go wrong!
     
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    don't really like small guns, not too comfortable when firing it, I bought both the G17 and 92fs, You should too.
     
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    i am not a fan of the beretta's 92 series, and da/sa guns. but they do work and they are reliable and have the possibility of being accurate but they are not my first choice, especially out of the list that you have. also they are just to big for my hands and uncomfortable to shoot.

    i say get the glock 19, i wish i still had the one that i sold and i am sure that i will get another one in the future. they are an all around great gun, they are reliable, accurate, replacement parts are cheap and easy to find. they are easy to shot and maintain and there are gobs of acessories out there made for the glock line. the 17's are great and the added barrel and sight radius would maybe get a little more accuracy out of it, but i would take the 19, you might get it and descide that you want to carry it, and then the 19 would be the best choice of the two for that.

    i so go for the 19
     
  19. SureThing

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    Having owned a G19, 17, 34, and 23, I can tell you the G34 is as accurate as the Beretta, but between the other 3, the Beretta wins when at the range. It groups very tight, but I would not consider carrying it.
     
  20. aquapong

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    Strictly for the range...the Beretta. But if carrying is in the plan, go with the Glock. I own both btw.
     
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  22. SureThing

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    Plus they can be purdy :D

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    Id say for the range go with either the 17 or the Beretta. The larger guns will have a longer sight radius and and more mass to absorb the recoil.
     
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    Range gun, no need for concealed, might as well get the one that makes ripping the X out of your target simple. Go Beretta!
     
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