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Glock 17 or Beretta 92FS

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Warhawk83, Oct 1, 2009.

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Beretta 92 FS or Glock 17

  1. Beretta 92 FS

    88 vote(s)
    45.4%
  2. Glock 17

    106 vote(s)
    54.6%
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  1. Warhawk83

    Warhawk83 Member

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    In about 6 months I will be replacing my sigma with one of these guns. I have dry fired a 17 and was amazed with the trigger,the gun felt a little thick in my hand and honestly I think glocks are fugly. I love my Beretta .22, and I love the look of the 92FS and I realize our boys in Iraq and Afghanistan carry it as the M9. Either one will be better than the Sigma,so which would you choose and why?
     
  2. Avenger29

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    The 17 is light, important if you are carrying. I CCW'ed one for a while.

    The Beretta 92 is a wonderful handgun, but many would rather not CCW one.

    I had and sold a Glock 17 because I did NOT like shooting it. I figure that if you handle the Sigma .40 just fine, then, like most people, you won't have a problem with shooting the Glock 17.

    You should rent or borrow and shoot both of them before ultimately deciding- it's a very personal choice.
     
  3. 2ndamd

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    The trigger on the sigma is really bad. So, the 17 seems fine to you. But, shoot that sweet 92 much and then feel the G17. You'll wonder what you were thinking.

    The Beretta is a better handgun IMHO. Glocks are great guns! I love how easy it is to fix and maintain them. But, the 92 feels so much better in my hand and the SA trigger is crisp.

    Both are great guns. But, I'll take Beretta over Glock.
     
  4. eatont9999

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    I own a 92FS Compact. The grip is a little thick, but I am really short so my hands are not big. I have never shot a Glock, so I can't say much about them. I still love the 92FS, and shoot/carry it, but it does feel big. My hands fit perfectly around a 1911, but that is because they are usually single stack mags.
    +1 to trying both out. Even if you can't shoot them, just see which one feels better and you have a good grip on.
     
  5. possum

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    i personally don't like da/sa guns, and i like striker fired so my first choice would be the glock. also the glock is gonna be alot closer to what you are used too with the sigma than the 92 would be. i say go glock and don't look back.
     
  6. Warhawk83

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    If it helps...I don't like the Sigma. I did the one time I shot it well but after that if you go too long in between range trips you have to learn the trigger all over again because it is so stiff.
     
  7. GRIZ22

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    Either is good. I'd pick the Glock.
     
  8. DougDubya

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    I love these either/or questions.

    Glock 17's are exceedingly nice.
    Berettas are beautiful and refined, and it takes a lot of work to bust the slide off of one (those six slide separations in the Navy came from hotrodding 9mm rounds to squeeze all the "stopping power" out of 115 grains as the SEALS could get via handloading).

    One is a tool with no asthetics.
    One is both a tool and a sublime work of art.

    Both can safely be carried chamber hot while ready to go at a pull of the trigger.
    The Beretta can be turned off to prevent usage by unauthorized users AS AN OPTION.

    The Glock has a consistent trigger.
    The Beretta has a smooth DA and a very crisp single action. (And I don't consider DA/SA a detriment.)

    The Glock is square.
    The Beretta is fatter in the slide and the butt, and longer.

    If only for the looks, not minding DA/SA or an off switch on the slide, and feeling the difference between 16 and 18 9mm rounds is minimal, I'll take the 92FS, but only by a skosh.
     
  9. Brutz

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    I hate glocks mainly because they are huge because I have little tiny girly hands and because they are FUGLY! I'm sure they are a great tool though.
     
  10. CWL

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    Neither one fits my hands.

    If forced to, I can shoot a G17 better than a M92fs, but still wouldn't choose either of them (although I own both for collection purposes)

    You should make your own choice based on your personal experiences in handling & shooting them, not put it up to the internet.
     
  11. LancerMW

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    G17, although i own and like my 92fs, it comes down to DA/SA and i dislike that system.
     
  12. Warhawk83

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    CWL, I'm not gonna leave it up to the internet. I wanted opinions and experiences if there were any. Most people on here have much more experience than me, so I figured they would deliver relevant information, and they have.
     
  13. Coltman 77

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    Beretta 92 FS. :D

    Great ergos, accurate, reliable.
     
  14. Zeabed

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    I once owned a G17 and I keep a 92FS for HD. I wouldn't CCW either of them as they're too big, for CCW I have a G19 and a G30, both of which I love. But for HD I prefer the Beretta. I've practiced extensively with it and found it ergonomically correct for my hands, reliable and accurate. Never had any ammo problems with it, but should that ever happen, a jam will be easier for me to clear in the Beretta imo. The G30, however, also doubles as my HD night gun and has a Streamlight TLR-1 Tactical Illuminator Flashlight attached.
     
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    Two completely different animals.
     
  16. David E

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    Glock is easier to master. Not that you can't master the Beretta, but it'll take longer.

    The Sigma was a "point gun, pull trigger," as is the Glock. The Beretta requires you to decock if you're done shooting, but ammo remains in the gun, adding a step. (a step that even "trained" cops have forgotten to do)

    Glock is simple and has many more after-market options, if that matters.

    In a good holster, neither is "too big" to carry, altho the Beretta certainly pushes that envelope.
     
  17. SwampWolf

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    I much prefer the traditional da/sa action over striker-fired pistols. So, for me at least, it's the 92, hands down.
     
  18. j-easy

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    I voted for the Beretta, I just feels so much nicer in my hands
     
  19. HippieMagic

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    Try a 19 as well... not a huge difference but it is a little smaller. My friend really prefers it over his sigma. My 19 kind of makes me grip it perfectly every time without thinking and I love the way it shoots and feels. You may like it as well. I was going to get a 19 or 92FS and was leaning towards the beretta until I found a new 19 for $350 lol.
     
  20. AKElroy

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    I would not buy either without shooting a CZ 75 / 85. My new 85 is the best shooting autoloader I own. I respect the Glock, & it would be my choice of the two if I were forced to do battle. Since I am on a metal appreciation tour & unlikely to be engaged in battle, and being further constrained by the choices in the poll, I would take the Beretta.
     
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    Beretta 92 .. my favorite autoloader ...
     
  22. Broken11b

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    well, you're not really loosing on either choice, they're both superb pistols. I prefer the Glock, It has a consistent trigger pull. With the Beretta i had to learn two different trigger pulls, it's nothing that cant be overcome with training and practice, but i like the consistency. And with the glock, there is no awkward slide mounted saftey.
    For simplicity, go with glock
    For art, go with the beretta
     
  23. Red State

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    a big vote for the Beretta

    I have shot both guns and I much prefer the Beretta. I like the sights better, and I like the trigger SO MUCH better.

    With a slim set of $12 Hogue grips, the Beretta has a great feel in the hand - almost like I was born with it attached.

    People are right, your personal preference may be different than ours, and you should pick based on what feels good to you. Either gun is a good value and will give you reliable service for many, many years.
     
  24. bestseller92

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    The Glock is the best 9mm auto ever made.
     
  25. theotherwaldo

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    I'd go Glock for shooting in stressful conditions and Beretta for punching paper.

    Every step that you don't have to remember is a potential life-saver.

    (I opted for a G27.)
     
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