Ha ha... slippery comeback.
Ha ha... slippery comeback.
well..i've shot them both and they r both very accurate and both are good firearms..im a sig fan so im going to say the sig...
Get the Sig
Have to go with the results of the poll. Own both have used both and I lean towards the Sig.
And another vote for the Sig. I've owned and shot a lot of different 9mm pistols and the P226 is one of my favorites. Nothing wrong with the 92, I just prefer the Sig.
I have owned both a Sig 228 and a 92FS. I still have the 92FS but I loved shooting the Sig and it was the most visually appealing gun I have ever seen. I would have loved to keep both but needed to trade one of my 9mm for a 45 and the Sig's number came up.
Both great guns, I have to say go with the Sig. I am going back to one as soon as I can.
I've owned both the P226 in 9mm and in .40 and the Beretta 92FS. In my opinion they are very close in terms of quality of gun. I suppose the P226 would be slightly better in terms of robustness, and a good amount more accurate in my hands. The 92FS is a much better looking pistol....not that the P226 is ugly.
I own both and shoot both. I find them both to be very accurate and very reliable. The 92 may be a little smoother and gives the feeling of less recoil and makes the follow up shot slightly quicker and easier to keep right on target. The 226 has better sights IMO though.
I don't really like the slide mounted saftey/decocker on the 92 but have learned to deal with it over the years. I also have an issue with riding the slide release on the 226 with my thumb.
I have run thousands of rounds through both without any failures in either of them. I took the 92 to a 3 day class after firing 500 rounds or so through it, ran another 1800 rounds through it at the class, then went to the range a few days later for a few hundreds more rounds without ever cleaning it and it never failed in any repsect. I have done similar with the 226 also with no problems.
Bottom line is they are both fantastic handguns, both large and would be a pain to conceal, but both will perform extremely well.
I have owned both as well, and like the ability to change out the front sight on the sig. I still have a state trooper model of the beretta, but my vote is for the sig. I have a P245, 226, and a 229... They are by far my favorite handguns.
I was in the market for my first purchase, and I tested so many guns on the range for feel and accuracy. The Sig P226 came out at the top list (along with the CZ 75) in terms of feel and accuracy. The Beretta was not bad either but personally I didn't shoot it well as the SIG. If you have to choose between the SIG and Beretta, I will go with the SIG..
Even though I bought the CZ, I still have my eyes on the SIG, so I am saving for my next purchase..Hope this would help.
When I was younger and just after purchasing my P226, I bought a Beretta 92S. Over time shooting the two of them I could never get the 92 to group as well as the SiG. I tried aftermarket grips, weightlifting glove on my shooting hand and all manner of other things. That is when I had my epiphany. Different guns fit and feel differently in different hands. I loved a lot of things about the Berreta and can't really say anything bad about it. I eventually sold it. I've fired others since but have only purchased guns that fit and feel the best in my hands. It really isn't about brand bias for me. SiG's just work best for me and my hands. I do still try other makes and models when the opportunity pressents, but my money only gets spent on ones that meet specific criteria. I don't buy hype and "high school" like popularity.
You can't go wrong with a 92 Beretta IMO!
I imagine both off bench would be typically far more accurate than it's shooter. I thought mine was so so average accuracy until my smith sighted it in roughly hand-resting off bench with a sub 2" group at 25 ft. I'd say the gun is actually capable of tighter groups than it's sight picture even, and it's an old cert. preowned job (Sig CPO) that was more than likely carried by some European cop somewhere as a duty weapon, hence the rubs and holster wear came preinstalled.
OK, let me first state I am a bit biased. I have owned a Beretta 96 for a few years, and I love it. I am also considering getting a 92 just to have something cheaper to feed.
As Strick said, I have abused mine at times, and I have had no trouble out of it.Granted, I haven't put as many rounds downrange as some folks on here, but it has always stood up to anything I did with it. I have seen a lot of hostility toward the 92 on the internet, and I have never really understood it. I actually like the slide mounted safety/decocker. (Yes, I'm weird like that).
So, I guess I would say go for the 92, but honestly you can't go wrong either way.
However, having said all of that...I still lust in my heart for a Sig. I have enjoyed shooting them the few times I have been able to get my hands on one. Price has been the major sticking point for me. (That whole get out of debt thing ) I still would love to add one of the collection.
Thread been running for awhile but I'll go with the majority here go with the SIG
I run them all the way from the Browning imports up to present, on my old 1990 model I have gone DAO and installed the short trigger and NY hammer, added a set of the new THIN Houge Aluminum grip plates and she is still going full steam.
The 92 is good weapon just could never get used to the grip and the way the butt flared
First of all the Beretta was designed mainly for law enforcement, before handgun receivers were made of composite materials, hip-worn utility belts were heavy-enough on their-own even with-out a full-sized all-metal side-arm, hence the need for a safety.
The P-226 was designed mainly as a combat side-arm, to be carried in a thigh-mounted 'ballistic' holster...and yes the 226 does have a left-side, right thumb decocking lever. As far as my feelings on 'safteys', unless the weapon is on your person, and ready for commission, there should be no cartridge in the chamber, and a keyed trigger-lock in place.
'Having put hundreds of rounds through both models, I would highly recommend the Sig P-226, or for that matter, any Sig product over Beretta, or for that matter even H&K. The only other product that comes close is Springfield Armory, but only after it's been fired, then sent back to the factory for some 'tweaking' lol