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    M-92 thoughts

    looking to buy my first semi auto handgun and was wondering what the thoughts were on the M92 as well as the sig p226. thanks for the info.

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    A quick search should turn up a lot of threads on both guns. There are a lot of Beretta guys on this forum. Some quick notes about both. I have owned both, and have been carrying an M9 over here for almost a year.

    Beretta 92:

    Utterly reliable
    Accurate
    Very big with huge grip area
    Long trigger reach in DA mode
    Backwards safety/decocking lever

    SIG P226:

    Utterly reliable
    Accurate
    Smaller overall, including grip, than 92
    Shorter trigger reach than 92, with generally smoother trigger action
    Decocking lever with no backwards safety lever
    Easier to change sights than 92
    More expensive than 92

    Accessory availability is excellent with both. Given the choice, I would get the P226 because of the better ergonomics. However, both guns work very well and if you like the 92 better, go for it.
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    I don't a M92 but do have a PT92, it's got a whole lot of rounds it and runs 100%. I just baught a P226 real cheap because it was in a house fire. It looks hell but after new springs and grips also a good cleaning (it was very rusty) it runs 100% also. It's my first Sig. but after the shape it was in when I got it I'm very impressed. Traded a old Marlin 22 auto rifle for it.

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    You can't go wrong with either one. I slightly prefer the Sig, the grip and trigger pull, and frame mounted decocker just feel better to me.

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    I have a Beretta 92FS Police and three SIG P226 (2 9mm and 1 .40 S&W). I agree with everything posted above. Both are fantastic shooters and have great ergonomics. The Beretta is less $$$ than the SIG if you're comparing new to new. The Beretta is bigger, the SIG trigger is a bit better. Both come with standard 15-round magazines. However, Mec-Gar makes top-quality magazines for both in 9mm, and the Beretta flush-fit version can hold 18 rounds, while the P226 is 17 rounds. The Beretta was my favorite 9mm until I acquired my P226 Navy. But I'd trust my family's safety to either one without reservation.

    Try to shoot both to see which feels better for you. You can't go wrong with either one. If you choose to go for the Beretta in 9mm, I would suggest looking for a 92FS Police. The Police model is a standard 92FS, but it comes standard with three magazines instead of two (assuming the dealer hasn't plundered the original box, which has been known to happen), and a variation (like mine) comes with factory tritium sights for not much more money. I bought my 92FS Police NIB in Phoenix about a year ago for $539, FWIW. A used CPO SIG probably goes for about the same, but a new SIG is going to run perhaps $750 on up, depending on variation.

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    thanks for the info from the looks of the response it seems as though i will have to take the cop out option and just buy em both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp344478 View Post
    thanks for the info from the looks of the response it seems as though i will have to take the cop out option and just buy em both.
    Good thinking! I'm in total agreement, which is why I'm always broke but always smiling.

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