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berretta bobcat, 1st outing

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by mj9mm, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. I just picked up a new Beretta Bobcat .22 and went straight over to the range. I put about 150 rounds through it, mostly remington High Velocity and a few CCI MiniMags. No Problems with it, all rounds fired, no duds. It is very much a point and shoot gun with the little sights that it has, but was very easy to keep most shots in 3 in. at the 7yard line. it's a fun little gun to shoot, not so much to load the mag though, i need one of those mag loaders and a few extra mags. it will make a nice little pocket gun for back-up behind my CM9 and Glock36.
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  2. RGbiker

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    Great little pocket gun. Try CCI Stinger and Aquila Interceptor HV ammo.


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  3. ronin.45

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    Sounds like you got a keeper!

    I'm thinking about getting another one for pocket carry. It's just so small and light, it disappears in a pocket.
     
  4. I know, i got to get out and find to other brands of ammo to try, thats half the fun of this thing. another plus to this little guy is popping the barrel up and slipping in a cb cap for plinking on the quiet side.
     
  5. DFin

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    Mine has to be clean and wet with oil or it will FTF or FTE. Also, one of my Mecgar mags has started to cause FTF's. The factory original mag has been used a lot more but is the most reliable for me. The mags are easy to load though. I just pull down on the nub on the side of the follower with my thumb to depress the spring and insert the rounds.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2012
  6. Golddog

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    Had one in .22 short. It was the least reliable firearm of the hundreds I've owned or shot.
     
  7. Foxtrotx1

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    Much of the issue with these guns is related to the lack of an extractor. The extraction is dependent on slide velocity. Hotter ammo will yield higher reliability.
     
  8. Sheepdog Scout

    Sheepdog Scout Behind you!

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    Who knows?
    I've got one and love it as well. I mainly shoot blazer bulk in it and I've gotten 98-99% reliability with it. Even on long range sessions. It's been 100% with CCI Velocitors. Which is what it gets carried with, very occasionally.

    Most, if not all will recommend either CCI Velocitors or Stingers for any kind of carry duty.
     
  9. bac1023

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    Congrats! :cool:

    I have a Tomcat in 32acp that runs great.
     
  10. :embarassed:OH, is that how it's supposed to be done? boy, am i glad to learn that, thanks. i guess i should have read the manual, but ...
     
  11. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    You are talking about the 21a model, right?

    I bought mine used, and it came with 3 factory magazines. My magazines will actually hold 8 rounds, but will jam every time I try that. I believe the specifications call for 7 rounds in the magazine, and that works perfectly.

    I've had reliability issues with bulk 22lr ammo, but it's been perfect with the more expensive stuff. I mostly use CCI minimags.....runs perfect with these. I also pass on the hollowpoints, and strictly use round nose solids.

    ooc

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  12. Those little Beretta pistols are well made. I have a couple, but I do not carry them. I like the tip-up barrel my 950 has. I inherited it from my father who had more confidence in the small guns that I do.

    One of these days, I may get one on those little 22 LR double action Beretta pocket pistols.
     
  13. ZombieJoe

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    Congrads....the 21A has been on my short list for some time now. Glad to hear its working out for you.


    I dont know what it is, but I just love pocket pistols. :supergrin:
     
  14. Sheepdog Scout

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    I very, very, rarely carry mine. Only when I must have ultra deep concealment. '

    Honestly, they're only good for putting a bunch of rounds into someones face or gut at a few feet and running away.
     
  15. yes, it's the 21a, but it only came with 1 mag. i questioned the store manager about it and he said thats the way they recieved it, he said it's been in the counter for quite awhile and it's the only one they ordered. it is a 7 round mag and the gun ran perfectly with Remington High Velocity hollow points, lucky me. it's a fun gun, i will only carry it for self defense when i can't hide anything bigger. ok for a bug tho
     
  16. Sheepdog Scout

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    Yeah. The only come with one mag. I thought about getting it in .25 ACP. But decided, for what I need it for, .22 was the better choice since the ammo is cheaper. If my runs around 99% with cheap stuff, even in a dirty gun. And runs 100% with Velocitors, which it does for both. Then I consider it GTG. I'm slighty more forgiving with a gun that is .22.

    For the rare carry day. I just use a nylon pocket holster that I made.
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2012
  17. cowboywannabe

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    they are nice little guns but i wouldnt trust my life to a gun with no extractor.
     
  18. Kentucky Shooter

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    I bought a new 21a in stainless a month ago and it is an enjoyable little gun. Mine is working out well and has been reliable with mini-mags, stingers, and even the cheap federal bulk hollow points. I have been practicing with mostly the federals and mini mags, but when it comes to keeping it loaded for carry, i use the mini mags. I was also surprised to learn the new ones are only coming with one magazine.
     
  19. DFin

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    I bought mine new about 11 years ago and they only came with 1 mag then.