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G17 vs 92FS in my target shooting

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ithaca_deerslayer, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Beretta 92FS is my favorite gun to shoot. I've had it for a couple decades.
    Glock 17 G4 is a couple months new to me, but I've had a 26 for a long time.

    Nice weather today so decided to shoot them side by side. Walked 200 yards to the end of my pasture, across only light snow for this time of year. Set up my target and shot 5 rounds each, 25 yards, standing 2 handed, unrested. Then trudged back.

    I need to shoot more, but here's the results. I might be pushing the Glock group up and left (I'm right handed), so I'm not moving the sights yet. The Beretta is dead on for me, but I'm getting a bit sloppy in my old age, at least there's a flyer on both sides :)

    Any thoughts? Not sure if any experts can read the tea leaves of those patterns.


    UPDATED with another target pic posted farther into the thread at post #30 (with the Glock sight adjusted).
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012
  2. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    That's actually not bad shooting standing at 25 yards.

  3. Tim151515

    Tim151515 iHeartGuns

    Feb 6, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    Nice twist on the Glock vs Beretta thing. Both excelent guns, my dads got a 92 and I have a Glock, and some good shooting from 25 yards too.
  4. Thanks it was actually that recent post where someone was asking how accurate Glocks are that got me curious. I would have thought I could have beat it with the Beretta.

    The other day my wife shot better with the 17 over her EMP at about 10 yards, too, as she's been thinking about getting a 19 for her birthday present.

    Guess I better get back out there this weekend to uphold the Beretta honor :)
  5. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I really don't feel the standard 92 is much if at all more accurate than most Glocks. :dunno:

    I don't shoot either of those pistols all that great.
  6. craig19


    Aug 13, 2010
    NE Ohio
    Two great guns, nice shooting.
  7. RWBlue


    Jan 24, 2004
    One of these days I will take my G17 G3 and 92FS out to the range and try the same thing.

    BTW, I hate that you can walk out in the back yard and shoot. I don't have a good range where I can do these test right now.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
  8. WarEagle32


    Mar 15, 2011
    I like the 17 better than the 92. The 92 is a bit overpriced to me and I dont like the grip.
  9. My thought is, why are you practicing shooting at targets that are 25 YARDS away from you? 94% of all self defense shootings occur between one and 18 FEET.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
  10. Oh, this was for only that 6%

    But seriously, I do shoot up close too, in IDPA, for example. And I got the 17 for those kinds of fun.

    But to see the holes spread out a bit, 25 yards works nicely :)
  11. mdfd


    Sep 29, 2006
    was your first shot out of the Beretta 92FS a DA shot? Pretty good shooting for both for 25 yards/free standing
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
  12. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

    Shipwreck-The-Sequel Beretta 92 Nut!

    May 11, 2010
    Hockey City, Texas
    Granted, many gunshops charge $575 or the 92FS, but at Houston area gunshows, they are $499-$510 new. Not over priced at all.

    As for grouping. I have read many magazine reviews over the years that get 2-2.5" groups out of a 92 at 25 yards
  13. No, I cheated on that :)
  14. MajorD


    Aug 16, 2010
    ironbar- not everything done with a pistol is about defense- yes I carry and defensive shooting is obviously important- but if you can hit at long range close becomes much easier- the reverse is definitely not true- I've seen plenty of run and gun ipsc track stars who can race through a course double tapping 5-7 yard targets in a flash be faced with one 25 yard target and not be able to neutralize with an entire mag.
    I used the Beretta a long time (25+ years military including a number of years on a military shooting team) and will say as a general rule the beretta is more inherently accurate than the glock. I will say deerslayer that your 25 yard glock group looks pretty darn good. If you shoot ten more groups just like that one that land in the same spot on target, the solution is to tap your rear sight in the dovetail to the right a bit.
  15. ashecht


    Feb 10, 2010
    Charlotte NC
    For pure distance accuracy my 92fs beats my 19,my26, and my 23. Although the beretta is not very practical for CCW. As for pricing, I got my Italian inox with about 50 rounds through it for $525 shipped which I thought was a great deal. It may be too big and heavy for a 9mm, but I love shooting it, and it's a damn nice looking gun
  16. Yes, I think you are right. If I get the chance, and weather is good (hopefully this weekend), I'll run 4 targets each of the 17 and the 92, 5 shots each, 25 yards standing. All with Federal 124gr American Eagle.

    Won't be pretty. Endurance is a factor. Got to relax, breathe out a few times, focus. I'll report back with the average group size for each gun. But I'll probably only post the best group for each :) (Above, I only shot one group each gun, and that's what you see).

    10 targets each would be better, but not at the same time. Fatigue will set in. I guess I could try it and see, but I'll only commit to 4 targets each, right now :tongueout:

    Not gonna bench, I'll save that for some other day. Always nice to see what a gun can do, and I've benched plenty over the years. But in a sense it doesn't have any relation to how you generally shoot in the field, hunting, IDPA, bowling pins, showing off to uncle Bob, possible self-defense, and general skills :rofl:

    I gotta say, I really like the 17. I like the Beretta, too, but admit that traditional double-action and slide mounted thumb safety have their drawbacks. Of course, reholstering a Glock has to be an extra careful event.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2012
  17. That's similar to what I find, especially once I decided to go hot chamber and no thumb safeties in all my carry guns.

    The surprising thing to me is how well the 17 shoots, compared to the 92 which I adore for shooting.

    Maybe one of these days, BAC will come over bringing his best 1911 for me to try :)
  18. Road Dog

    Road Dog Senior Member Millennium Member

    Jul 29, 1999
    Ringgold, GA
    If you can score hits at 25 for the 6% should should be really accurate for the other 94%.
  19. While I could hypothetically shoot 200 yards, I've got an 80 yard range at the back of my pasture, where I'm outside the fence and no crosstrails. Shoots slightly downward and woods behind it rises slightly uphill, all on my property, and no houses or roads behind me for a couple miles :)

    I find rural Upstate NY a pretty nice place to live. But gotta admit that anytime I'm elsewhere in the US and say NY, people immediately think NYC.

    Also a member of a local club with a 300 yard range.

    That's all important stuff, when searching for a place to live, as far as quality of life goes :)
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2012
  20. hardbargin


    Jan 14, 2011
    i shoot fast at 25 yds all the time, like in a actual life or death situation.
    my thinking being, if i can hit at 25yds then i have no worry at 18 ft.:embarassed: