I can't, and won't, say anything bad about Beretta 92 handguns; before I "converted" to all Glocks for centerfire autoloaders, I had two Beretta 92 variations, and they did everything I asked of them. They are prettier than a Glock, too, and you can change the grips to fancy wood ones to make them look even nicer.
But if your purpose for getting a handgun is to shoot it rather than look at it (and ultimately, to shoot it well), then I think you'd be better off with a Glock. Glocks are at least as reliable as the Berettas, maybe more so in gun-to-gun match-ups. They have a single trigger pull to master, and that pull is the same for every shot from the first shot through the last shot. A person just doesn't realize how much effort is required to shoot a DA/SA auto really well, until they convert to a SA-only or a Safe Action or something similar, and suddenly, everything is easier! Your speed goes up and your groups get smaller and you have brain cells left over to use on strategic/tactical challenges and the sun is shining and.... well, you get the idea.
There is a reason that Glocks rule the IDPA and similar competition/self-defense markets, and it ain't because of advertising or cost advantages. It's because they function reliably, bounce around less during recoil, and are easy to shoot well with a minimum of instruction. The fact that they are also simple to maintain, hardly ever break, and are darn near rustproof is icing on the cake. No one will mistake them for a fancy/shiny custom pistol, but there is a beauty in function and practical accuracy that is hard to ignore, once you become aware of it.
"Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
(RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)