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Your use is important to answer your question.
The 92 is a bulky heavy gun to carry. The 4.5 is large too but it's lighter because it has a polymer frame instead of metal. The weight of the 92 will reduce felt recoil though. The XDm is striker fired vs the 92 being hammer fired. This means that the trigger pull will be different between the guns.
 

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well i'll be honest, if i had a choice, i'd take the XD over the 92. why?

round count.

19 vs 15, or 17 if you can find the mags (yeah right!). i'll take the firepower because i can train myself to shoot better with anything. It just takes range time, which let's be honest, is fun.

until you get good...

 

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Your use is important to answer your question.
The 92 is a bulky heavy gun to carry. The 4.5 is large too but it's lighter because it has a polymer frame instead of metal. The weight of the 92 will reduce felt recoil though. The XDm is striker fired vs the 92 being hammer fired. This means that the trigger pull will be different between the guns.
Isn't the Beretta a double, single action too?
 

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Personally--and having owned both an XDm and a 92FS...

I'd get the Beretta, hands down. In my experience, a much nicer pistol, and even taking the DA trigger into account, a better trigger.

Then I'd send it to Wilson Combat...
 

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Both are fantastic guns. I love my XDm, but my Beretta never ceases to amaze me. I have wanted a 92, but I got a PX4 due to its weight, replaceable backstraps and magazine capacity for my first handgun. I tend to agree with Cuda. Besides, the mags are everywhere, along with aftermarket mags and they are cheap.
 

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I have both and so far I like the xdm better. I shoot better with the xdm at least and it points very natural for me. I may sell my beretta and I had wanted one for a long time. If I keep the beretta I may get a new adjustable rear sight.
 

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I always say one of each! That way you cover all your bases. LOL

If I had to pick then I would go with the XDM.
 
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