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Browning Hi Power / Sig 229 / Beretta 92 stainless

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by KevinR, Feb 11, 2010.

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  1. KevinR

    KevinR Member

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    Can yall give some feed back on this, my brain is locked up. I am going to purchase one last pistol but I cant make up my mind. Out of the three what would you purchase in a 9MM
     
  2. Jim PHL

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    "I am going to purchase one last pistol"

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.........


    Really, though, I have fired all three (though don't own any of them) and couldn't think of a reason to try to steer you away from any of them. It all depends on which feels best in your hand, which you shoot better, price as a personal factor, heck, even how you think they look is important. As far as reliability, accuracy, etc., you can't go wrong with any of them.
     
  3. Casaba

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    I've only shot the P229 out of that bunch, of course I do have three of them... :)
     
  4. 9mmepiphany

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    assuming they all fit you hand comfortably;

    smoothness of action and most reliable - Beretta 92
    most compact - Sig 229
    thinnest slide - Browning Hi-Power

    you have to decide which what you value the most.

    the Sig and Beretta have light alloy frames, while the Browning has a steel frame

    the Sig and Beretta have DA/SA triggers, while the Browning is SAO

    my experience has been that, out of the box, the Beretta will have the best feeling trigger
     
  5. SigP229R

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    I have a 229 only it's .40 and the 92f it's a 9mm. I really like both, of course if I were going to buy another 9 (only have 3) I would go for the Sig since it is a smaller pistol than the Beretta. Then that's just my opinion.
     
  6. blitzen

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    One of these pistols are just not like the others. One of these pistols belong in your safe. One of these pistols are a classic design almost perfect in every way. Two of these pistols are mechanical solutions to training problems.
     
  7. 9mmepiphany

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    may we gather from this that you'd feel the same way about an automatic transmission, power steering and power brakes?
     
  8. Hatterasguy

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    Buy all three, problem solved!:D
     
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    Sig P229R. I have one and I love it.

    I am going to put it on the market as I need some extra cash.
     
  10. jaysouth

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    Buy all three and report back to us in a couple of years. You will find that it is hard to objectively say that one is better than the other.

    However, if I considered Sig, I would get a used 228 instead of the heavier(top-heavy to me) 229. But you see what I mean by being objective.
     
  11. WmCC

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    BHP! Nuff said.
     
  12. LRS_Ranger

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    Get the SIG.... IMHO
     
  13. NMGonzo

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    BHP ... is your last pistol after all.

    That is what NMGONZO said last time ...
     
  14. m2steven

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    I think 9mmepiphany is right on the money. The Beretta is a fantastic gun with a superb trigger. Highly reliable.
     
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    BHP, have 2 and need a couple more.

    It's such a pleasure to shoot, I got rid of my Glock. The HP just feels right in the hand.

    Wyman
     
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    I'm a sucker for a 440/4-spd Roadrunner or Charger and I am a sucker for a Browning Hi-Power as well!
     
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    I own a BHP and a 92FS and like them both a lot. Great to shoot, nice classics to own, appealing looks. If I was forced to give one up it would be the 92, but I would really hate to no longer have it. My brother has a Sig 229, and while the looks don't really inspire me, it's a great pistol and a joy to shoot. As said above however, if it's really your "last" pistol, I say the BHP has to win on that particular distinction.

    Les
     
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    I like the BHP the best of the bunch but I have had a Beretta too. I prefer the BHP for its slimness and ease of carry. The Beretta is clunky but has a good trigger, moderate felt recoil, and is absolutely reliable, and quite accurate.

    The Sig is just, blah. Good gun with no style.
     
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    I've not owned the Browning, but was not impressed with the trigger when I dry fired one in the gun shop. I have a 229 and a 92FS. I like both very much, but if I had to choose, I'd take the Beretta.
    [​IMG]
     
  20. texas bulldog

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    BHP without a doubt. The others are good guns, but your (alleged) last pistol should be a true classic.
     
  21. Paints

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    Depends on how you define "compact". I think the BHP is easier to conceal, the entire gun is thinner. The height of the two is identical but the HP has a longer barrel and slide.

    I've always felt that the High Powers felt extremely good in my hand. Unfortunately, I had bad luck with Brownings. I now have a FEG clone.

    I have a Sig 228 that I presume had a trigger job done to it before I bought it. It's really a sweet shooter. I have to say it's my favorite shooting 9mm.

    Ken
     
  22. SigP229R

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    Oldschoolfan sounds great wish I had the money.
     
  23. KevinR

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    Man, you all picked right up on that last pistol remark :eek: I purchased a beretta 92 tonight and just for funnies I looked at the BHP while I was there.

    The Beretta was $580 and the BHP was $800 I might go back later this year and get the BHP also. Of course it will be my last gun :p

    Thanks for the input
    KevinR
     
  24. Paints

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    You can probably pick up a used FEG clone of the BHP for around $300 or so. I've had both and the FEG has been a better gun for me.

    Ken
     
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    I'd also suggest a BHP, which is funny since it is the only one of those 3 which I do not own.

    I do own plenty of M1911s in .45ACP, which may be the reason why I lean towards the BHP in preference.
     
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