View Full Version : SW40VE vs. Beretta 96 Vertec vs. SW900L

October 7, 2005, 10:16 PM
Of the above three, which would you purchase for indoor range time AND bedside 2am home defense? Or would you simply say "go with the Beretta PX4 Storm"? I have a S&W 686 but I'm worried the 125gr. hollow points may penetrate too much in a contemporary suburban home.) Should I be concerned with the .40 overly penetrating sheetrock? Thanks!

October 7, 2005, 11:19 PM
Of those.

Berreta. Better triggers, and better over all gun.

Also look into the XD and a Sig

October 8, 2005, 12:01 AM
Beretta 96, but not the Vertec.
Use the ammo designed by the mfg. for self-protection. Lighter bullets, I think.
CX4 Storm could be an additional consideration depending on which Beretta pistol you decide to get for magazine compatibility.

Good Luck!

October 8, 2005, 01:04 AM
Which of the 96's do you like? The Vertec wasn't my first choice but it does come with an eqipment rail, on which I would like to mount a light (for the 2am BG's). My first chice would be the Brigadier INOX but it has no rail. Thanks!

October 8, 2005, 12:38 PM
I've got five Berettas - the triggers are excellent out of the box and they're absolutely reliable.


October 8, 2005, 12:44 PM
+1 for Beretta

Beretta Elite A1 also has the rail…but can't you just flip on the lights or buy a hand held flashlight? :p

October 8, 2005, 02:42 PM
As an sw40ve owner I'd have to agree the baretta is more at home for a range gun. better accuracy,better trigger,and better sights. I love my sigma, but its not designed to be anything other than a defence gun. I would consider 9mm if you will be at the range a lot as the ammo is much cheaper. I have shot the m9 and by buddys m92 but notthe 96.