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Beretta or Sig?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by m500'92, Oct 18, 2010.

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Which Pistol would you buy?

  1. Beretta 92FS

    77 vote(s)
    48.7%
  2. Sig P226

    81 vote(s)
    51.3%
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  1. m500'92

    m500'92 Member

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    Okay so I was set on getting a Sig P226, but now I'm considering the Beretta 92FS instead. I plan on buying it to also have the .22 conversion kit so I can practice with the same gun. So, which of the .22 conversions is a more accurate and reliable pistol. I know the Sig has MIM parts, does the Beretta? Which is the better pistol and why? Any other advice would be helpful. The prices are very comparable here in Canada with the Sig possibly being a little cheaper so that's not an issue. Thanks.
     
  2. longhair75

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    I admit that I have not really done much research on the SIG, but I really like my Beretta M9. It was very accurate right out of the box. I looked at the .22 conversion for it but for the money, I am thinking of a Ruger 45-22.
     
  3. denfoote

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    Sigs: :barf: :barf: :barf:

    Get the Beretta!!! :D
     
  4. sprice

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    It's about even but I think you would be happier with the sig
     
  5. REAPER4206969

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    Beretta.

    I thought the military trials put this debate to rest twenty five years ago?
     
  6. Arthur2001

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    If you are looking for;
    -Smoother trigger out of box,
    -a real decocker (instead of a synthetic hammer lowering safety lever),
    -a slide which s user friendly on panic situations,
    -a purified slide from any unecessary levers (i.e. safety lever)
    -Covered barrel

    go fora Sig p 226

    Cheers,
     
  7. Prion

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    Beretta?:barf::barf::barf::barf::barf::barf:

    Get a Sig!:D:

    :neener:
     
  8. Airborne Falcon

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    I've got both. A couple two or three of each actually. Was even on the ACE board in Vicenza with the 509th that went to Brescia to shoot the 92s before they were officially adopted and replaced the 1911s ... it was what we called the tweaking phase.

    They are both fine fine pistols.

    You need a little bit bigger hands to comfortably handle the M9, which I have, so it fits me just fine.

    It's just darn hard to beat a good SIG, but at the same time you are going to expect to pay between 15% - 25% more for a comparable SIG.

    I'd shoot both of them were I you and then decide which one fits you better.

    I personally carry a DAK SAS P229 in 357 SIG every day of the week.
     
  9. docnyt

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    I had the same dilemma last year. I ended up getting the SIG 226 Blackwater first then the M9 later. The edge goes to the SIG for me in terms of ergonomics, accuracy and round count (20 versus 18 max). Both are great shooting and reliable guns. I don't have the .22 conversions (yet) for either so I can't comment on those. If I were to buy the Beretta again I would probably get an Inox version. You really can't go wrong with either.
     
  10. Prion

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    The military trials proved both are solid pistols and the Beretta is cheaper.

    Cost not being a consideration for SEALS they went with the P226.

    That is my understanding, please correct me if I'm wrong as I am no expert on the subject.
     
  11. m500'92

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    It would be an italian 92 if that makes a difference, do they still have the plastic parts?
     
  12. Airborne Falcon

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    I should have included that I have the official factory SIG 22LR conversion for the P226 and it works fine. A little pricey, I got it from Sportsman's Warehouse on sale for like $329.00 if I remember correctly. But it works, other than the 10 rd mag sucks, in terms of practice. Use the hottest 22LR you can get your hands on.

    Also, there are 20 round mags for each available these days ... heck, you can get 30 and 40 rounders for the M9, just use the ones made for the CX 4 Storm (which, by the way, is a plus for the M9/92FS if you ever intend to pair it with a carbine and interchange magazines). I do shoot 20 rounders in the P226, OEM 20 rounders that I picked up several months ago on sale from Cabelas at $39.95 ea. But MecGar makes the best mags for both of them without having to pay for the factory stamps on either - except when you stumble across a sale as I did.

    One of mine is a Blackwater edition .... it is an unnecessary expense imho and I was just about to type, when I saw it mentioned, that I do not like rails on my sidearms, but to each his own. The Blackwater also comes with extra mags, but again, you can find mags at good deals if you look around. And while I am big on 20 rounders, they do add extra weight and length to the pistol grip - so the 15 rounders are more than fine for 99% of the shooting/carrying public imho.

    My favorite Beretta is a 1985 Italian made model that I own - but I never shoot. The one I shoot the most is an INOX, and I like it a lot. It's my travel bag piece when the wife and kids and I hit the road.
     
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  13. 1KPerDay

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    I have both. If I had to pick one it would be the SIG hands down. I shoot both reasonably well, but I'm not a fan of the slide-mounted safety/decocker on the Beretta. It's also quite large through the grip. Not an issue at the range, but if you plan to carry it, it might be.

    Caveat: my P226 is a stamped-slide, made in Germany model. I haven't shot any of the new ones.

    The Beretta is a lovely pistol, though... and the buttery smooth action when you rack the slide is quite nice. :cool:
     
  14. Jed Carter

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    Actually I bought both, Prefer the SIG, but really like them both. Not one problem with either one, however my G34 Glock will shoot circles around both. Beretta is possibly the nicest looking pistol ever and works as good as it looks. The SIG is pure ugly weapon, it will work no matter what the conditions (maybe not underwater), it is as dependable as it is ugly. Nitron finish is very durable, I would get it with the night sights.
     
  15. REAPER4206969

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    SIG bid $176.33 for the P226 and Beretta bid $178.50 for the 92SB-f.

    (Source:The complete encyclopedia of pistols and revolvers by A.E. Hartink pg.41.)
     
  16. m500'92

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    The Sigs on it's way
     
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    Beretta for me.

    I have no desire to own a new Exeter Sig at all.
     
  18. Prion

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    Beretta was in fact cheaper and both pistols passed the trials with Sig posting a slightly higher score.

    I have no intention of slamming Beretta, they are great guns, the trials don't prove it superior to the Sig, however

    Speaking of military procurements Reaper, I have a $2000 toilet seat and some sweet galvanized bolts I will part with for $200 a pop. Let me know, the US Gov is always right!
     
  19. rellascout

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    I own both but prefer the Sig. Its all about which one fits better in your hand. It is all about which one points naturally and which one do you shoot better. These factors should receive more consideration than what some fan boy from the internet says.

    :cool:
     
  20. Prion

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    Proof people don't read threads before posting.

    Next time, read a little.
     
  21. postalnut25

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    Even though the OP picked his pistol already, I thought I'd chime in.

    As the proud owner of a 92fs and a P226 Navy, I would go with--neither!

    Both are fine pistols. Both are far down on the list of 9mm pistols that I choose to use. The M&P9 Pro is the top choice.

    For the sake of the poll, though, I went with the Beretta.
     
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    I love Beretta pistols, however I own both the Italian produced 92FS, and the Sig P226, both are IMO on the very short list of the very best combat sidearms currently available in any caliber.

    Ergonomically these pistols are quite competitive with one another, it will of course come down to the size of the individual hand as to which seats itself the best in that hand, regardless, both are chunky in the grip, the big hit on the M9 is the slide mounted safety-decocker, the Sig's is frame mounted.

    I believe the Beretta barrel to be superior to that of the Sig, and I also feel the Beretta is a bit more accurate, in fact I have other 9mm pistols that also outshoot the Sig. The Sig has a better trigger then the 92 in both DA & SA, and also comes equipped with better factory sights and superior magazines(Mec-Gar).

    I've never seen the data that supports the contention that the P226 ever matched the reliability of the M9 in service trials, I'm not saying it hasn't, or can't, just that it's a very tall order to match the performance of the open top slide of the Beretta, keep in mind that the SEAL teams were firing many thousands of rounds through their M9 pistols per week before they encountered the infamous slide failures(3 in total correct me if I'm wrong).

    The M9 has 69 parts, the Sig 55! If Uncle Sam ordered me to carry one or the other as a duty weapon, I would not be whining about it.....
     
  23. rellascout

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    Just because the OP has chosen does not invalidate someones post. I found postalnut25's post very on point.

    A lot more on point than arguing that the Navy pistol trials proved anything more than Beretta was better at Govt contracting and all that entails than Sig was at the time.
     
  24. rellascout

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    Well stated!
     
  25. Full Metal Jacket

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    not a fan of either one :evil:
     
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