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Old 09-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #11
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I highly suggest a used Beretta 21a. You can get a good deal on one, say 150-200.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:26 PM   #12
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I am a fan of the little Beretta 21a as well. It has a good grip size and trigger reach. The tip-up barrelakes loading and clearing a breeze. The safety would also give you the option of cocked and locked carry if you wanted single action for every trigger pull.

I've had one since the early 1990s. It likes CCI Stingers and Mini-Mags. With that hotter ammo early in its life it now feeds most anything reliably. When it was new and stiff the hot ammo was a must.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:04 PM   #13
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Well, I just bought the Phoenix, we'll see how the wee SNS hopds up.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:31 PM   #14
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I have hp22, not a bad gun at all. Mine is jus for havin fun but as long as u keep it clean u'll be fine... If not expect fte,
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:53 AM   #15
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Just got it in, awesome little piece, but the takedown isn't budging at all. I'm going to fire it a bit and hope the recoil loosens it up and apply some oil then try again.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:34 PM   #16
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Its a pain, u really have to push on it real hard. Its act up when it wants to. Some time mine moves ez other times it take min 30 min jus to get it off
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:27 PM   #17
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I put holes in my thumbs trying to do it, finally gave up. Hoping a box of rounds through it will provide assistance.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:15 PM   #18
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Look up some youtube videos, n when u go to pull da barrel off watch out for ur recoil spring. It will shoot across da room n u mit lose it. Watch a few videos first.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:39 PM   #19
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Oh I did, before I even made my decision to purchase it. I always research every item before I act on it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #20
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When I retired in the 80's I picked up a Baretta 21A. I carried a lot for 15 years. It was nice looking and grip size for that little .22 was perfect. It was very light and a pleasure to carry. The only problem with it was that it wasn't dependable enough for carry. It was fine for plinking at cans, or targets, but too undependable for self defense. I should've known better with my experience in LE to not have carried it after seeing it fail to fire on a number of occasions. That was a very big mistake and not smart on my part.

It always functioned well with Federal high velocity ammo, but I always had the concern in the back of my mind that it would fail when I needed it most. In addition that gun hasn't any extractor to remove the shell casing and during an emergency if the round doesn't go off you just don't have the time to put something through the barrel to poke it out.

The .22 is the most unreliable calibre there is and the added disadvantage of not being able to eject a bad round just makes it almost suicidal to carry in the role of a defense weapon unless perhaps you're carrying it as a backup. I stepped up to the NAA .32 loaded with Federal Hydra Shok ammo ten years ago with no failure to feed, or fire anything I put through it. It is larger and heavier than the Baretta was, but it's still small and what's more important it's been very dependable so far. In addition that round can definately cause damage.
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