Tomcat .32

Discussion in 'Beretta Club' started by C J, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. C J

    C J

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    I picked up a new Tomcat .32 cal. I looked at prices on BUSA and my local Gander Mtn. Anywhere from $390-$449. I paid $299. Not bad I thought. Took it to the range and shot it for the first time today. Nice pistol. Accurate little gun. It's exactly that. A little gun. I always wanted one just to have. I understand the minimum defense caliber used to be 9mm. Now I've heard .380, but I say something is better than nothing. I picked up a box of Powerball's to carry with it too. Descent round. Fast. So does anyone else have or had a Tomcat or Bobcat? What do you think of it?
     
  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Used to have one, never again. It's had to be fixed twice now - once by Beretta (free of charge, with a free magazine thrown in) for an unknown internal issue (gun no workie) and once by a local smith when the firing pin sheared through. It's now in the hands of a dear friend that was in need of a firearm (ANY firearm), with strict orders to not go overboard with range time.

    Supposedly the newer models have less issues, though. .32 seems to be a decent backup caliber, but I wouldn't reply on it as a primary unless I had no other choice (Like being physically unable to handle anything heavier, etc). It falls in the category of "Empty the magazine then run like hell" for me.
     

  3. bac1023

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    I have one as well and it works great.
     
  4. Eric2340

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    I had one, biggest POS I ever owned. :(

    Barrel would pop up off of frame after firing, and slide would then "derail" off of frame (yeah, no kidding :( ). Brand new gun too. Sent back to Beretta, told "nothing wrong w/ it" fired it straight out of the box when returned to LGS from Beretta, SAME thing again. Walked out of range straight to counter and traded it on the spot for a S&W J-frame, never looked back.

    PS - BTW, came across an older Beretta of the same basic design but in .25 some years latter, did the EXACT SAME thing! :O

    Sorry, no more Berettas of this design for me! Did have a Cougar and still have a 92 Centurion I love though! :)
     
  5. Eric2340

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    Just as mine had issues too (mine was brand new BTW), there are now MUCH better options out there in .380 and now for just a "little" larger 9mm.

    Of course again, for hands down reliability in that size you can't beat a S&W J frame (and if you're going that far for that matter, a G26 :)).