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Old May 7, 2007, 02:06 PM   #1
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Beretta 92F vs. 9mm Baby desert eagle

This is my first and need some help.

Well I'm thinking of purchasing one of these pistols and want some opinions. I have owned the BE, but sold it and regretted it. Loved the way it shot and felt in my hands. However, because I also like the Beretta 92f (never shot one) I wanted to see if any of you guys could share your opinion on this pistol.

Also if I could be pointed to a place where they sale these for a reasonable price. Does not have to be new that would be great.


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Old May 7, 2007, 02:22 PM   #2
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My brother-in-law has both. He likes the BE better because it is easier to conceal which is very important to him. One thing to consider is that accessories are a bit hard to find for the BE. He had to do a lot of searching to find a holster - there were not a lot of choices.

To be honest, he only recently got the BE, so that might be why he favors it over the 92F. I think he had enough of the 92F from when he was in the military. He also has a Sig 226, which he perfers for IPDA compition over the 92F.

His all time favorite 9mm is the Springfield EMP 9mm 1911 he just got a few weeks ago. Again, he likes it the most of all the others because it is so much smaller and easier to conceal.
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Old May 7, 2007, 03:23 PM   #3
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Of those two, I'd go with the CZ75B.
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Old May 7, 2007, 03:26 PM   #4
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Since you've already shot the BE, try to find a range that will let you try out the Beretta or Taurus 92. That's a tough choice between those two so its really a matter of preference. Personally, I'd bank on the Beretta but I own one so I'm biased. But I do love mine, I'll never get rid of it.
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Old May 7, 2007, 03:54 PM   #5
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I guess the best thing to do is rent one from the range and test fire it. Still do any of you guys have suggestions as to where best to shop for these types of pistols?
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Old May 7, 2007, 04:06 PM   #6
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get a Beretta!

you don't know what reiable gun is unless you own a 92FS
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Old May 7, 2007, 04:17 PM   #7
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I had a 92f and a BE , I sold the Beretta but wont part with my BE. (I like the poly barrel on the BE)
BTW Im talking about the all steel BE NOT the plastic version.
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Old May 7, 2007, 09:25 PM   #8
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I have mulitple versions of each. I don't think you can really go wrong with either. So as not to cause my head to explode trying to make a simple choice A or B recommendation .. I will instead be diplomatic. For a full size choice that I would not try to carry concealed I would choose the Beretta. It is a classic and there are a lot of options, parts, accessories readily available. If I wanted something a little smaller and easier to carry concealed I would choose the all steel compact or semi-compact Baby Eagle. I am one that actually appreaciates the weight of the all steel construction in a smaller hand gun.
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I honestly don't know about the others, but I do own the Beretta 92FS and I have to say that I love it. Being in the military, I hear many people say that it's a piece of crap, but mine has functioned flawlessly, never had a jam, failure to fire, or anything, and it's pretty damned accurate up to 25 yards.
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Old May 9, 2007, 05:27 AM   #10
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Tough choice as both are attractive full-sized weapons. The Corps issues me the 92 but my BE is without a doubt my favorite nine millimeter (I've shot darn near every nine mil out there under $1000. Also, I own or have owned Glocks, CZs, Sig, BE so I have a pretty good cross-section of experience).
Find yourself a pre-2005 MR9900 with a 16# recoil spring and plenty of 16 rounders and enjoy (2005 to current models have no polygonal rifling and the triggers are somewhat heavier.

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Old May 9, 2007, 10:47 AM   #11
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I love my 92FS. I carried one as my duty weapon for several years. I have only minimally shot a Baby Eagle. It was the steel version and way too heavy for a 9mm for my liking.
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Old May 9, 2007, 08:03 PM   #12
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+1 92fs
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Old May 9, 2007, 08:19 PM   #13
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I've got both of them. The BE is in the semi-compact steel version. I like both but the BE is the favorite. I have big hands and the BE just fits and feels better. It has the best trigger and shoots a little tighter groups. I'd hold a 92 first before buying. I don't think you can go wrong with either one but my pick would be the BE.
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Old May 9, 2007, 08:36 PM   #14
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I haven't shot the Eagle, but have shot the Beretta along with more than half a dozen other 9mms in back-to-back rentals in choosing one. I have sold it since in a migration to wheelgun land, but out of what I used, I loved the Beretta, and in particular, the 92FS Vertec. Beretta 92s have about as low a muzzle flip as you will find, due to the combination of good (yet not anchorlike) mass and low bore axis. The slide rides like its on ball bearings and they look purty too. Haven't shot the Eagle, but know it's heavier and that it's a low volume gun, so harder to find stuff for. My money would be on the Vertec again.
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Old May 9, 2007, 11:12 PM   #15
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If more had the BE there would be more stuff to find for it...

I've carried M9s and I own a BE plastic compact. It depends on what you want to do. Range gun or duty pistol, I think I may would go with the 92. They are VERY easy to shoot like a dream. Of course I haven't shot an all steel BE, they may be just as good or better. CC, I would go with the BE as they are easier to conceal and as reliable as anything. My BE is my carry piece and I love it.

One more thing, I know with my BE the safety is a little hard to manipulate and it seems to be made for hands my size and up (and I have big hands). I think you would have an easier time with the 92. Just my .02
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Old May 9, 2007, 11:54 PM   #16
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I love the Beretta, but if youn are talking about the all steel BE i would probably get it. but its about six one way half a dozen the other. (but i will second the CZ75B )
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