i am learning that their are a lot of glock guys on this site. i own sigs in .45 acp and berettas in 9mm. i think the beretta's are great pistols. what gives? am i alone here?
I love sigs too. they're my favorite. I also like glocks, XD, HK, CZ, M&P series, and many others, but berettas don't make the list. I've never liked the way they feel. my experiences were that they were picky with ammo, and were very susceptible to dirt and sand fouling.... but I've heard a couple people on this site that seem to like them
I like the Beretta and the Tuarus. My for pistol was a Tuarus PT99 and loved it. I know Beretta owns and makes both the Beretta and the Tuarus pistol and the parts inter change. Like the triggers on the Beretta and Tuarus's.
Your not alone. I like the Beretta 92 myself. Sigs are my favorite also, followed by the Glock, followed by the Beretta. I've always felt that my Berretta is much more accurate than any of my Glocks. And it's a much prettier pistol too. I just prefer Glocks more because they have been more reliable for me. But the 92 is a fine gun.
never have liked the Beretta. 9 years in the military and several trips in to the sand. I have had alot of bad experiences with sand. I am a Glock HK and XD fan.
I agree with you
My only experience is with the 92 series, military issue and privately owned. The Beretta has gotten a bad rap by the military due to its magazine. The gun itself is wonderful. There are very, very, very few people qualified to say whether the Beretta is a good or bad weapon based on combat experience with them, as there are very, very, very few people who have used them in combat. I cannot say I have never had a malfunction with them, but not many at all considering how beat up they get and how poorly maintained some of these guns are. When you get to a unit and get a weapon assigned to you, it may have tens or hundreds of thousands of rounds through it, or it may be almost new. The previous operator may have taken care of it like it was theirs, or they may have used it to try and pound pickets. As for my (okay, my wife's) personal Beretta 92, I have never had a single malfunction in a shitload of rounds. I took my wife out and had her fire 1100 rounds in two days with it during training and not a single malfunction. The Beretta is a gun you can trust with your life, regardless of what some people say. I will say be very careful with the magazines and if you need, I can give you a tip on how to remove almost any possibility of a magazine- related malfunction.
i have never had a malfunction with the 3 i have owned. having said that, fill me in on the possible magazine trouble. they are a little too big for my wife. she likes j-frames.
The problems experienced in the desert with mags was due to the plastic followers snagging. The easy fix for it is to disassemble the mag and find the seam on the front and back of the follower and shave it down with a knife so the front and back are smooth. I have had no problems with my mags after that. It may have helped, or it may have been in my head. Either way, STOP YELLING AT ME!!! Sorry, wrong voice.
i have a lot of shaving to do.