It's down to two - help me choose

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by triplebike, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. triplebike

    triplebike New Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Eastern , Pa
    Ok all after extensive research & touchy feeling just about every " Full Sized Metal" 9MM available I've pretty much boiled it down to these two;

    BERETTA 92FS - About $539
    CZ 75B - About $509

    I shoot a lot, (about 600-700 rds a month) I don't reload & am concerned about ease of maintenance & longevity. Both are more accurate than I'll probably ever be. Neither one will be used for carry purposes, or critical for home defense. I really just enjoy shooting the 9MM format. I do not have unlimited funds so value is important. It will be purchased new & will be the base plain black entry version. I'm not into customizing or adding accessories & will leave either one the way it comes out of the box. Both feel great with the very slightest of an edge going to the Beretta. Using the above criteria which would you choose? As always I appreciate any & all comments. Thanks!
  2. coreyacp

    coreyacp New Member

  3. Suicide*Ride

    Suicide*Ride New Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Golden, Colorado
    My vote goes to the 92FS. I've owned 2 (an American stainless & an Italian blued) & LOVED THEM BOTH! The 17rd magazine makes for a heavy EDC, but since you said that wasn't an issue.

    The only thing I ever did to change my Beretta was stick Hogue wrap around grips on it (cuz I like having finger grooves).

    IMHO - you won't find a smoother shooting 9mm anywhere. ;)

  4. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman Active Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    The nicest gun I ever shot was a Beretta, I have never felt a slide so smooth before of since.

    I forget how it shot. :p
  5. colt

    colt New Member

    Jan 19, 2009
    92fs, great to shoot and feels good in my hand.
  6. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    The CZ! It is the most gun for the least money. The Beretta is nice but the CZ is better!

  7. Old Guy

    Old Guy Member

    Mar 19, 2009
    Both are good guns. I would give the edge to the CZ.
  8. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I've own a few Beretta's and love them all. I have the 92FS hanging on the head of my bed, so I guess I will vote for the Beretta.
  9. to me there is no other choice other than the reason is it is a milatary pistol and parts if ever needed will be available years from also is a proven design with years of trials.i dont think the cz can boast that. old semperfi
  10. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    I have both. CZ is better for the money. Very accurate and trouble free.
  11. MichaelM

    MichaelM New Member

    Mar 11, 2010
    92fs. When i was in the service our M9's (92fs in military nomeclature) were all way past well worn and i never came across one that didn't function flawless. I dont think any pistol in the history of man has undergone as much reliability and durability testing as the beretta, not even the beloved 1911.

  12. rglbegl

    rglbegl Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Dana point CA
    If parts availability and wide usage are your reasons, the CZ wins

    I have both, but prefer the CZ

  13. bob1010

    bob1010 New Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    You just have to go with what feels the best for you and in your hand. Both are great pistols and you cannot go wrong with either one. I have both and would not want to choose one or the other if I could only have one. Decide and never look back. Neither one will let you down. Good luck.
  14. triplebike

    triplebike New Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Eastern , Pa
    Re: It's down to two - help me choose UPDATE

    It's down to two - help me choose - UPDATE!!!!
    Purchased the CZ 75B. The range that I belong too had one that was 99% new, not even broken in yet for $399. Couldn't pass up the deal so it's on layaway. Will be picking it up shortly. Thanks for all the replies, much appreciated. I'll post a range report after I pick it up. It'll be interesting how it performs compared to my Stoeger Cougar (which I really love firing)
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