M92 vs. P226

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  1. TalkToTheGlock

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    Which is your choice if you had to pick one for a sidearm for any situation? Also, which one do you shoot better, feels better in the hand, and looks better to you?

    I have a nice stash of 92 series pistols that I adore and shoot them great. I recently sold off two german made P226's and am kicking myself. I will be purchasing another W. German model and the new Mk25 that came out recently to refill that void.

    So, which is better to you and why?


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  2. WoodenPlank

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    I recently transitioned to a P229 as my EDC, so I guess that probably answers your question. Also, Beretta doesn't make a 92 in 357SIG... :whistling:
     

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    That's a tough call. I have more experience with M9s, so I would probably vote for the Beretta. Both are outstanding pistols, and I wouldn't be upset if I had to rely on either to protect myself or my family.
     
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    I carried an M9 in the Air Force and while I shot it well and it is very accurate I have yet to find a better weapon than a Sig. I have a P229 and a P239, I love both. If those were my only choices I would go with the Sig. I carry a Glock 27 now only because it's lighter and more concealable.
     
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    I prefer the M9 to the 226. Only because it fits my hands better and I have much more trigger time on the M9 platform. Both are world class 9mm pistols and it all comes down to personal preference alone really.
     
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    I'd take an older German P226 over the Beretta.
     
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    I prefer the Beretta, but the Sig is great too (I personally like the 228 over the 226 though).
     
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    I like the beretta more, simply for aesthetics and a better da trigger pull. Both feel great, and the sig is actually a tad smaller. I take the sears out of the 92s I keep around for new shooters and folks with not much gun handling experience. With a d spring, they are like high capacity da revolvers with a nice smooth long trigger pull. There is just something about the open top beretta design/appearance......


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  9. TSAX

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    Personal preference, I'd take the Sig, carried the M9 for many years. I shoot it better and it feels better in my hands.







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    I enjoy my p229 a lot more than my 92F. I do enjoy the 92 though. After the p226 I have shot I want one really bad. Im afraid the beretta will see a lot for safe time when I get a p226
     
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    In the dim mists of time when I had a badge, I wound up carrying the 92 and then a year later a P226.

    I prefer the 92 because it fits my hand better and had a better DA pull.
     
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    That is a tough call because I really like both of those pistols.

    If I could only pick one it would be the 226, but they are both solid pistols.
     
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    M92FS. You don't see John Woo featuring double P226s in his movies.
     
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    Flip the coin for me. Doesn't matter. They're both great.
     
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    I'm thinking about picking up a 9 mm range gun and I'm stuck between these two. How much does the D spring help the Beretta's trigger pull and break?
     
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    It lightens the pull and just feels smoother. You can read a lot about it on beretta forums. The 92d was not a long lived production item, but the spring for it has become legend....


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  18. NEOH212

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    Your going to make me choose aren't you?

    While I really really like the M92, I'll vote for the Sig 226.

    (As if everybody didn't already guess...):whistling:
     
  19. Bren

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    I've carried both, on and off duty as a cop, and used the Beretta in the Army and in competition. I'd choose the P226 every time, without hesitation. It's thinner with a better grip shape and size and it doesn't have that ridiculous safety/decocker mounted on the slide. Heck, you can even change front sights on a P226.
     
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    I'd say something like, "neither is anywhere near being great, but if those are my only 2 choices...." If you think a DA/SA gun is great, you shoot too slow.