I didn't realize the beretta was still popular, I don't know anybody personally that has one and haven't run into one at the range in years. I had one, and while I had no problems personally with it I just didn't shoot it well. I still remember it for that, all my friends that shot it shot it well, but I didn't. So I sold it (kick myself now, it was pre-ban with high cap mags).
I do shoot 1911's well and love the way they feel in the hand.