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Glock 19 vs beretta 92

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by lobo9er, Dec 31, 2011.

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  1. lobo9er

    lobo9er Member

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    Which 9mm? Both have pre-ban mags, glock with the largest capacity, I think. Never really heard bad stuff about either guns, only criticism of the caliber. Just window shopping on the internet. But, if I owned either. purpose would be for fun, maybe occasional *ground hog.

    *Ground hogs are always a justifiable reason for a new gun.
     
  2. Bovice

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    Have you shot either one of them yet?
     
  3. jackpinesavages

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    I had an Italian 92 and have a 19 as my duty carry. You might see more than 1 groundhog so you should get both! :D

    Loved the 92. Love the 19 more, for it's ease of maintenance and light weight. Get both if you can.
     
  4. lobo9er

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    Never shot either. Handled a couple 92's, for what ever thats worth. Felt good. One was an Italian which I was told was the way to go with the 92's, by the clerk.
     
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    Figured its one of those get both scenarios's. :) The wieght and thickness is a strike against the 92. But the 92's sure make it up in looks.
     
  6. jackpinesavages

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    Yes, I am in the process of wrangling an old Beretta mini-Cougar in 9mm away from a co-worker, Italian born. They seem to have been treated better at birth in Italia.
     
  7. Girodin

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    If I could only have one I'd rather have a G19. Nothing wrong with a Beretta though.

    There are 4 9mm handguns that are guns that I feel are worth owning just to own them

    1. G17
    2. Sig 226
    3. Beretta 92
    4. Hi power

    None are my favorite 9mm and none are the gun I would own if I could only have one 9mm. If I could only have one it would be a G19. However, that is for my uses and preferences. If you don't need lots of aftermarket stuff then look at a Steyr M9A1. I like my steyrs more than my glocks. I do like the stronger aftermarket support that glocks have though.
     
  8. Shipwreck

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    I hate Berettas. I do not understand why anyone likes them... :neener:

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  9. loper

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    I shoot the M9 a lot on the military side, and I have a 92FS for my daily carry piece.
    Accurate, reliable, does everything I ask of it.
    I can't site anything wrong with the Glock, I just don't care for them.
     
  10. lobo9er

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    I agree.
     
  11. ORHunter79

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    Glock 19 I love. The 92 I don't. Been shooting it for 13 years. It is accurate, that I'll give it. Reliable, not so much. AND before anyone gets their panties in a bunch, I've shot and watched probably over 300-400 M9's over the years. The locking block has a habit of breaking and it will jam due to various reasons. Though I will say, I've never seen one jam due to a limp wrist, like a Glock. So.....not sure if that helps.
     
  12. jmr40

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    Both the G19 and Beretta come with 15 round mags standard. You can easily use 17 round G-17 mags or the 33 round G-18 mags in any of the Glocks however.

    Both are good guns. The Glock is much smaller for carry and has equal mag capacity. I don't like to straddle the fence normally, but both are very good, just very different. You just have to decide which features are more important to you. I prefer the Glock, but if issued a Beretta, I'd use it with confidence.
     
  13. jackpinesavages

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    HAH!! Shipwreck! Just the 92 expert I was thinking of, with your beautiful array. Perhaps you could tutor on the 92 differences in build?
     
  14. kimura

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    Shoot both extensively, then decide.
     
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    For the purposes of fun and ground hog I'd say definitely go 92FS. It is just such a sweet, soft shooter. To me, it is more fun than a G19. Both are supremely accurate and BOTH are extremely reliable, don't listen to anyone who says otherwise.

    If you get a later Gen3 or Gen4 Glock 19 it may shoot brass in your face so keep that in mind, you may need to send for a new ejector.
     
  16. ugaarguy

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    Lobo, what other handguns do you own / have you owned? What do you / did you like & dislike about each?

    You've chosen a somewhat apples to oranges comparison. Do you want a hammer fired, DA/SA pistol with a slide mounted safety / decocker; or do you want a light DAO, striker fired pistol, with no manual safety? Glocks also have a little steeper grip angle than most other pistols. For some folks this makes them point very naturally, and for others very unnaturally.

    Both are great guns, but the feature sets are a little different. Get whichever one points best in your hand, feels best in your hand, and has the controls / features you like best.
     
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    I used the M9 in the Air Force, and prefer it over the Glock. But in reality, they are so different, it's hard to adequately compare the two. My personal preference is for the 92, and a lot of that is due to my familiarity with the weapon. The Glocks I've handled just didn't feel right. I'm not a fan of the trigger safety, for one. The grip angle is another minus for me. I'd buy a Beretta 92, but I'd only ever buy a Glock if I found an insanely good deal on it, and I'd probably turn around and flip it for a profit if I thought I could.
     
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    I like both. I own both. I like to carry the G19 better than the 92, but I like shooting the 92 more. I can shoot well with both, but the 92 seems a bit more accurate.
     
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    >>If 9mm was inadequate the armed services wouldn't use it so widely.<<

    Actually, I think they're now wishing they weren't. ;) (our military, that is)
     
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    There are now 17 round factory mags, as well as a 30 round factory mag. So, this being the reason for the Glock over the Beretta is a wash. However, pick the gun you like. Both are great!

    I personally prefer a DA/SA> With a D spring in my 92, the DA pull is just over 8lbs, and the SA pull is just over 4lbs. So, the 1st DA shot is not bad at all. But a long enough pull to keep me honest. To each his own...

    I have owned 5 Glocks since 1993. I have zero now, with no plans to buy another. However, I have eight 92s and a PX4, with plans to buy 1 or 2 more 92's. It's my perfect gun...
     
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    One of the main issues people always jump to is how they always see problems with the Beretta M9 in the military. Now, I am not the first to point this out - but military armorers typically DO NOT do preventive maintenance. They don't change the recoil spring every 3-5k. They don't change the trigger return spring every 5k. They do not change the locking block every 15-20k. The gun just keeps going until something breaks. Then, it’s called “a piece of crap”

    Numerous military guys have jumped in on past threads on this very topic (on various forums). They state that there is no procedure for tracking fired rounds through M9s. So – if ya don't change the recoil spring at all... EVER... You probably WILL crack a locking block way before the 20k round lifetime. Changing the recoil spring to prevent that is a must.

    92s in civilian hands tend to do much better. Are there always gonna be examples of guns not working... Yea. But, I see plenty of Glock problems over the years reported by police agencies and on forums. Nothing is perfect.

    My suggestion to the original poster.... Find a way to compare both pistols back to back (rent them if ya have to), and get the one ya like. Both are great guns. There is NO "best" gun.. Only what's best for you.

    I've owned pretty much everything at 1 point or another. Right now, the 92 platform is my favorite...
     
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    I have a Glock 17 and M9 beretta,As its been said before;they are not really comparable IMO.I would shoot both before deciding.Both are excellent guns that are very reliable and worth every penny.If i could only pick one?Beretta.
     
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    Based soley on personal preference, I'd choose a G19 over a 92FS. I don't like DA/SA triggers.
     
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    I carried the M9 as an Air Force SP. Since my time in the military I have been through a vast array of pistols seeing which is the one for ME. For me, the G19 is what I shoot best. You really need to get range time with both to see which works for you.
     
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    Beretta, Pre-Ban mags? How is that a consideration? The ban is over.
     
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