GLOCK G17 vs Beretta 92FS
Both are full size 9mm semi-auto pistols. And to me this is where the similarity ends.
The Beretta is a full metal gun, where as the GLOCK has a polymer frame.
The Beretta is a true DA/SA with an external hammer. The GLOCK is a striker-fire gun.
The Beretta has a thumb safety, the GLOCK does not.
What I like about the Beretta:
- The weight when shooting. The recoil is much less noticible with the 33 oz all metal pistol
- I seemed to be more accurate with the Beretta, but it wasn't really apples-to-apples
- I liked the sites on the Beretta better. It seemed easier to focus on the front site.
- I liked all of the Single Action shots after the 1st DA shot.
What I didn't like about the Beretta:
- The thumb saftey (although easy enough to deal with)
- The rear of the slide was just too "crowded", as compared to the GLOCK
- The slide failed to lock back when empty (but this was a rental)
- The weight when just holding the gun
- The way it felt in my hand.
- The Dual Action 1st Shot. (My one "floater" above, was the 1st shot after a reload.)
What I like about the GLOCK:
- The way it fits in my hand
- The simplicity of design
- My accuracy (although I may be better with the 92FS)
- The ergonomics, everything just seemed to be in the right place
What I didn't like about the GLOCK:
- The amount of perceived recoil, likely due to the lower weight