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Glock 17 versus Beretta M9A1

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Timradcliffe345, Nov 27, 2008.

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Beretta M9A1 vs. Glock 17?

  1. Beretta M9A1

    74 vote(s)
    33.6%
  2. Glock 17

    135 vote(s)
    61.4%
  3. Other - Please specify.

    11 vote(s)
    5.0%
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  1. Timradcliffe345

    Timradcliffe345 member

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    Looking to get a full size 9mm. Pistol will be mainly a house gun, and on occasion a carry piece. Which one is more accurate, durable, reliable and easiest to detail strip? Thanks and God Bless.
     
  2. Onmilo

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    Between the two, it would be a matter of personal preference.
    Both are sufficiently accurate, reliable and easy to field strip.
    The Glock wins when it comes to detail stripping the pistol.
    Unless you are limited to 10 round magazines the factory Glock magazines will hold two additional cartridges over the Beretta 15 shot magazine.

    Handle both and decide what feels best in your hand.
     
  3. NFADLR

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    SIG P226 or the P229 in 9mm both excellent choices and IMO much better than the Glock or the Beretta.
     
  4. Timradcliffe345

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    How are they better?
     
  5. ashtxsniper

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    I own both and I love both equally. I voted Glock for its simplicity but I shoot the 92 better.
     
  6. distra

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    For the price, reliability, accuracy and aftermarket products, it's really tough to beat a G17. Sig's are fine, but the triggers tend to be heavy in DA mode and I really don't like the heavy pull followed by a light SA pull. G17 has a consistent pull every shot. Of course, I'm a 1911 man so a nice full size 1911 would be preferable to all the above. :D
     
  7. GRIZ22

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    I voted Glock but the Beretta would also be a good choice.

    easiest to detail strip?

    I wouldn't concern myself with this. There is no need to detail strip any firearm unless there is something wrong with it. It is also a good way to screw up a good gun.
     
  8. mljdeckard

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    Both are very easy to strip.

    The Beretta does have a nice SA trigger.

    The Glock is more rugged and brutally simple. I would grab it over the Beretta every time.

    I have carried both extensively and ultimately went back to a 1911. It fits me and I shoot it best.
     
  9. Marcus L.

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    From your list?.....the Glock 17. I generally prefer Sigs, but it is personal preference. The Sigs are more accurate, and I prefer a good DA/SA trigger. However, you can't beat a Glock when it comes to simplicity and ease of maintenance. It's a good first pistol if that is what you are considering. Just stick with 9mm and you'll be in good shape.
     
  10. twinhairdryers

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    Both excellent choices, but G-17

    I have both, but my G-17 has 13000 round through the pipe. At 8400 rounds I had to replace my trigger spring, and extractor. The extactor was shave thin due to shooting Wolf steel ammo. I paid 27 bucks to get it back in tune. The best factory box gun you can buy. We shoot a lot of action pistol and everyone that does not shoot them has a problem sooner or later.
     
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    I like the factory 17+2 mags available for the G17. When things get bad there is a factory 33 round mag for the Glock. Put a light on the rail and you have a house gun with incredible firepower.
     
  12. JImbothefiveth

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    I can't vote until I know this: Do you already have a home-defense long gun?
     
  13. Deanimator

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    More importantly, would a long gun be appropriate for HIS home? It wouldn't be in mine. In fact it'd be about as worthless as a scythe.
     
  14. Deanimator

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    I've got a Glock 19 and a Glock 22. They're excellent self-defense guns. I frequently carry the Glock 19.

    I don't like the Beretta. The trigger reach is too long for me and I don't like DA/SA guns that can't be carried cocked and locked.
     
  15. litework

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    If you're looking at 9mm, don't limit yourself to these two options alone. Offerings by HK, Smith and Wesson-M&P, CZ, and Sprinfield Armory are worthy of consideration. Beretta also has the PX4 series that is certainly worth a look. My personal preference between the two is the Beretta. I've always liked the balance (loaded and unloaded) and ergonomics of the Beretta.
     
  16. jocko

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    both great guns

    but my vote goes with glock every time. somemight be prettier, but none will go like a glock, including sigs which are great guns, IMO

    Probably really not right to compare two great guns either, both do their own thing their way .

    Buy and large the G17 or G19 will last your lifetime and your kids lifetime. Theya re just that good..
     
  17. Line Rider

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    I voted for the Glock 17.

    The Beretta is a first class gun. The light rail on the M9A1 will be problem when you're looking for a holster. The Glock with be much easier to find a holster for.

    If you're set on a Beretta get the 92/ M9 without a light rail.
     
  18. boldkharma

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    Both are excellent handguns. I also own both but prefer the Beretta for HD. I feel they are equal in maintenance, reliability and durability. I like having a manual safety as I have kids in the house and I feel more comfortable with it v.s. the Glock on the nightstand. YMMV
     
  19. Dr_2_B

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    I only own the Glock line, but I believe the 92 is great too. What finally made me vote for the G17 was your requirement for ease of disassembly. Other than that - it's a matter of personal choice.

    One bonus for the Glock is the 17 round, 19 round, & 33 round available magazine configurations. For home defense I keep mine loaded with the 33 rounder.
     
  20. Onmilo

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    I have only one major fault issue with the Beretta 92/96 series of pistols.
    There is still no easy way to install replaceable tritium night sights on the handgun.
    Beretta needs to thicken the front slide ring and install a dovetail front or they need to incorporate a front sight that installs in a similar fasdhion as the Glock.

    For this reason alone the Glock gets my overall vote of approval between these two fine pistols.

    Blade-Tech produces a holster for the M9A1 with a light installed or you can order one for carry without the light installed and pack the weapon light seperately.
     
  21. Dynamik1

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    I voted for the Beretta that's what I bought when I was looking for a full-size 9mm. It won out simply because of the way it felt in my hand and how it felt when I shot it. It seemed like a natural extension of me.

    However, I will echo what others have said about the Glock being a superior platform to expand upon. In order to get Trijicon Tritium sights on the Beretta, the slide has to be machined - cost $150! Also, the availability of Glock armorers, aftermarket items and the like may sway you if you are interested in a platform to tinker with.
     
  22. M203Sniper

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    I voted for other;

    on a 9mm platform you have a whole bunch of options. These two are not similar and I can't understand how you came to them.

    Either would work as a House/Truck gun

    Neither is good for Carry.
     
  23. Ben86

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    You say you want a house gun that can occasionally be used as a carry gun. That alone makes me believe the Glock 17 would be better for you because it's smaller.

    Understand that these are very different guns. The Berreta is a DA/SA gun with a manual safety and 5 inch barrel. The Glock is a light double action with no manual safety and 4.5" barrel. Find out what features you prefer. DA/SA w/ manual safety or light DA w/no safety.

    As far as performance both are great guns.
     
  24. ConstantineJ9

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    The Glock is more reliable by a longshot.
     
  25. SJ78

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    I personally like Beretta more. But it depends which is more comfortable to you. The Glock 17 is double action only. And has slightly more recoil due to being lighter. I can say for 92fs i've never had 1 problem . And the same with people i know who have one . I've shot Glocks a few times and had one jam . But it was a range gun . The best thing would be to try out both guns .
     
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