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JoeLopez24 04-18-2013 06:16 PM

Beretta 92fs vs S&W M&P 9/40
Hey everyone,

So I was at my LGS and I was so set on getting a Glock 19 gen 4!

Let me remind you that they are like trying to find a tickle me elmo doll during Christmas of 95. They are NOWHERE!!!!

So, at the store, I was able to hold a gen 3 19. As I see how my draw would be from a holster while looking at the pistol, I realized that everytime I pointed the gun, it naturally pointed UP!!!! This got me upset. I really had my sights on this gun and was willing to purchase it via gunbrokers if needed be. I feel that the angle of the glock just made me naturally point up. that didnt make me feel secuse becuase I just finished selling my first handgun becuase it wasn't the caliber I really wanted. I want to make sure that this pistol I get, I keep forever. It is going to be my ONE AND ONLY pistol for now.

With that said, I handled the Beretta 92fs and the s&w m&p in a .40.

Both pointed naturally straight. Living in NJ with the 15 rd limit makes finding a m&p9 hard to find with pinned mags so I would like to hear everyone's thoughts one all three of these guns:

Beretta 92fs
S&W M&P9
Glock 19 gen 4

Reliability and durability are my main concerns

Thanks for all your future input :o

mountainman13 04-18-2013 06:22 PM

The glock grip angle thing is a phalacy. If it doesn't feel right to you, that's fine. Last I checked basically everything S&W was on backorder so I can definitely see you having an issue finding a compliant gun at the moment. All the guns listed are good options. Handle them and see what you Luke best. I personally am not a fan of the 92. The S&W is a great gun after a trigger job and sight swap.

Jtelli71 04-18-2013 09:45 PM

I have a 92fs and its a fine shooter. I also have a G17 which I have had for 20 years and it's also a fine shooter. The M&P's I always liked and I am considering their pro model. The M&P have a real nice grip. I do own a M&P Shield 9mm and couldn't be happier with the gun. Good luck...

locutus 04-21-2013 01:20 AM

From a quality standpoint, the Beretta is head and shoulders above the S&W, IMHO.

trip286 04-21-2013 01:29 AM

The GLOCK grip is angled that way to help manage recoil. It does a fine job. The angle isn't that hard to get used to either. That being said, I can't stand them. I DO intend to get a 17 someday, because, let's face it, there's a lot to be said for a handgun that has a 33 round mag available, and at an affordable price. Fun times on the range...

Both of the other two you're looking at are fine guns. I personally prefer the S&W. The Beretta, for me, is too fat. It's too large and heavy, IMO, for what it is, and the grip is hard for me to hold with my smallish hands, even being chambered in 9mm. I have a much more positive grip on my 1911 using full house .45 ACP loads than I do on the Beretta.

The S&W is a good, reliable gun, with interchangeable backstraps to adjust the grip size, and points naturally for me. Has a positive gripping texture, intuitive grip angle. It's been said that it's just a reworked sigma. If that's the case, then oh well, that just means they finally got it right. It doesn't even have a hint of the absolutely horrible trigger of the sigma.

drvsafe 04-21-2013 01:40 AM

I have the same issue with Glock pistols as well. I find my SIG and Berettas point dar more naturally in my hands.
Again that my personal experience.

JoeLopez24 04-21-2013 06:25 PM

I think I'm gonna go with the beretta guys. I'm a bigger guy, the beretta feels great in my hands

sputnik1988 04-21-2013 06:39 PM

The beretta is a large gun and the grips are pretty thick, so if you have larger hands I'd go that route, but this also makes them pretty difficult to conceal. If you don't have concealed carry in mind and it feels good, go Beretta, you won't regret it.

Also with a little 'training' that upward angle works itself out, I can switch from my Glock to my 1911 to my Beretta and never miss a beat, you just have to get used to it.

gearhead396 04-21-2013 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by JoeLopez24
I think I'm gonna go with the beretta guys. I'm a bigger guy, the beretta feels great in my hands

Yep don't even think about it anymore just be done with it. Ill be looking for the pics :)

dalefan88 04-22-2013 12:06 AM

I love my 92fs. It's accurate, reliable, and eats everything I feed it. What more could you want.

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