Glock...most any Glock (and I"m a die-hard 1911 fan)...Glock's are at least as reliable, as accurate, cheaper, smaller for the full size and compact models, and there is boat load of information on how to work on or with them. My wife's G19 Gen 4, is the most reliable semi-auto pistol in our safe. It's accurate enough to keep 5 rounds under a postage stamp at 10 yds with good ammunition.
It's grips, are thinner than the Beretta's and easier to operate in the DA mode. It's one great defensive pistol, but it's also FUGLY as all get out.
Best Regards, Rod
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It proudly waves because a soldier's dying breath blows upon it.
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An Loc, lll Corps, RVN, 69-70, Vietnam Vet '69-'73