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Old 12-10-2014, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default Please tell me about the Beretta Tomcat

I will be picking up a Beretta Tomcat (model 3032) from my LGS in the next few days, and would appreciate any tips or guidance from those who have the pistol. Any peculiarities or maintenance tips to help with operation and function?

I've read what's available on the web, and watched all the YouTube videos I can find, but there isn't much on maintenance beyond field stripping. I have over 40 firearms, so I'm not a newbie. And it's mostly for range shooting with occasional EDC use (I know the effectiveness if .32acp is debatable; I usually pocket carry a .380acp pistol with a 9mm vehicle pistol available).

Thanks for your help in advance!


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I've had one for edc for quite a while. Shoot enough of your carry ammo to be sure it is 100%, most of the jhp's are good in mine. Aftermarket mags are so-so. The only trouble I have had is the barrel pivot pin moving and binding on the slide. I like being able to clear it w/o racking the slide or taking the safety off. Just bought a pt22 Taurus for practice. DAO but similar and fun to shoot.


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I owned one. It was well made. The tip-up barrel was a nice feature. Thumb safety and the sights were too small for me. Nothing peculiar that I could remember. Not much if a range pistol. If you enjoy shooting it and don't mind carrying on safe, it should work fine like all Berettas.
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Thanks for your feedback!

Picked up the Tomcat yesterday. I shop for firearms that need some minor work - looks like this one was stored on a case or holster and it has some small rust spots. It'll be another project for me.

Looks like it hasn't been fired much; the rails show practically no wear. I hope to get to the range in the next week. Here's some pic's. (ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1419084893.861682.jpgImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1419085084.130927.jpg
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Loctite Rust Remover gel works well on external parts, not much scrubbing needed. For rust prevention, I am testing Frog Lube on a previously spotted barrel, so far so good.


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