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    I am in the Florida Law Enforcement Academy for Correctional Probation. We must purchase our own weapons. I am not sure of which weapon has the best rep. I have a choice of Smith & Wesson 9 mill, Beretta 9 mil 92 series or Glock 9 mil. I have heard conflicting information. Give me some additional info before I purchase.

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    I am rather anti Glock, that said, out of the weapons you mentioned I would say the Glock would be your best bet. The Glock 9mm's are near bullet proof for reliability and they don't have the silly upside down safety the other two have.
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    • #3
      The one you have, can use efectively, and works.

      I like Glock.

      ps: can you get it in a .40 cal.?
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      • #4
        I carry a Glock 40 cal... smooth weapon... love it
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        • #5
          I dont like either weapon listed above but I would go with the Berreta.
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          • #6
            Glock for cost and it's the most durable.

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            • #7
              Shoot (or at least handle) all 3, see which one fits you the best. That's the one



              I don't care for Grocks either, but some folks love them.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bodie
                Glock for cost.

                both the glock and the beretta go for around $500....
                ...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pkagel
                  and they don't have the silly upside down safety the other two have.

                  HEY
                  ...

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                  • #10
                    I have owned two of the three. I own a .40 cal glock and the Beretta 92-fs. I have shot both extensively. My dept lets us carry anything we want from a pre-approved list. I chose the Beretta. I think the glocks (tactical tupperware) are good guns, but I think the Beretta is hands down best for reliability and accuracy. I've owned two Berettas since 87 and neither has EVER had a malfunction, ever! And I shoot about 200 rnds a month. Another thing to consider is this; Berettas won the U.S. military contract over all other makers. Not once, but twice. The Isrealis swear by em. The glock is also a great gun. It's super light, easy to train with ( I think that's one reason they're so popular in law enforcement), and ver reliable. They also have a constant trigger, although it's spongey. I like Berettas best. If I were you, I would try to get my hands on one of each and shoot them to see which one you like best. Aw hell, who am I kidding? Just buy them all. You can never have enough toys
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                    • #11
                      I'm a Glock fan myself. Used a Glock 9mm in the academy. Bought a Smith and Wesson 9mm for work, it is all right. We now are issued 40 cal Glocks which I like very much. But I think you should test fire all three and decide which you prefer. Can you only choose a 9 mm?? Good luck.

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                      • #12
                        Oh....I forgot.... my Smith and Wesson 9mm didn't have a safety switch on it.

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                        • #13
                          For a while I carried a Beretta 96 (issued)for my fulltime job and a Glock 22 (personally owned) for my part time job. Although the Glock holds more rounds and is lighter that the Beretta, I found that I am more accurate with the Beretta. I switched to carrying the Beretta on both jobs so I don't have to fart around with 2 different guns with different operating systems.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by blueronin
                            I have owned two of the three. I own a .40 cal glock and the Beretta 92-fs. I have shot both extensively. My dept lets us carry anything we want from a pre-approved list. I chose the Beretta. I think the glocks (tactical tupperware) are good guns, but I think the Beretta is hands down best for reliability and accuracy. I've owned two Berettas since 87 and neither has EVER had a malfunction, ever! And I shoot about 200 rnds a month. Another thing to consider is this; Berettas won the U.S. military contract over all other makers. Not once, but twice. The Isrealis swear by em. The glock is also a great gun. It's super light, easy to train with ( I think that's one reason they're so popular in law enforcement), and ver reliable. They also have a constant trigger, although it's spongey. I like Berettas best. If I were you, I would try to get my hands on one of each and shoot them to see which one you like best. Aw hell, who am I kidding? Just buy them all. You can never have enough toys
                            I dont think the military choosing a weapon should be a reason to carry one pistol over another. The military has done a lot of stupid things, and awarded contracts for no aparrent reason. Thant being siad, I have shot the baretta 9mm exstensively, and it was ok. Not great, but fairly reliable. I would take a Glock over all the choices listed simpley becasue it is smooth, accurate, simple (as in stupid simple) and fairley cheap ($400-$450).
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                            • #15
                              bluezy, yes I'll admit that the military has made some really questionable decisions, but this is one time I think they did a good job. Hey even a brocken clock is right twice a day But I don't consider "fairly cheap" a particularly good reason to pick a particular weapon over another. If that were the case we would all have hi-points to carry. Like I said the glock is a good weapon, if i was issued a glock i wouldn't complain about it, it's not just not My first choice. I've got a .40 cal sig too, I just like the berettas better. I don't think you can go wrong with any quality piece
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