Beretta 84fs, 85fs. Does anyone know about them.

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by eborden1122, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    Hello All, I need some help AGAIN!!! After kicking the Walther ppk/s idea around, thank you all for your help and opinions on that, the stories of the painful recoil and not being a joy to take to the range has led me in another direction. So now I would like to know if anyone owns or has some experience with the Beretta 84fs or 85fs(cheetah), would you please give me some info and/or your opinion. I dont know the difference between the both and could not tell. I love my 92fs, so if the "cheetah" shoots like it then I would be happy. Thank you for your help again.
  2. USMC_Richey

    USMC_Richey New Member

    Here, I did the liberty of a Google search for you:

    The Beretta Cheetah, also known by its original model name of "Series 81", is a line of compact blowback operated semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy. They were introduced in 1976 and include models in .32 ACP (Models 81 and 82), .380 ACP (9 mm Short) (Models 83, 84, 85 and 86) and .22 LR (Models 87, 87 Target and 89).

    83, 84 and 85 Models

    These models[1] are chambered for the .380 ACP (9 mm Short) cartridge. The 84 has a double stacked magazine with 13 round capacity, while the 83 and 85 have a single stacked magazine with 7 and 8 round capacity respectively, and resultant thinner grips. The 84 and 85 have a 3.81" barrel, while the 83 has a 4" barrel.

    FS versions

    Current production models of .32 ACP and .380 ACP Cheetah pistols are in the FS configuration (e.g. 81FS).[3] In models 81, 82, 84 and 85 they include internal improvements over the F versions that are not visible during casual inspection.

    Now as far as how they shoot, well.... Like a Beretta. Tons of help I'm sure.. :rolleyes:

  3. jismail

    jismail Member

    A fine weapon....

    I have an 86F Cheetah. It is the somewhat rare version that had the tilt barrel feature. I bought it for my wife but she never really warmed up to shooting so I adopted it for my own.

    It shoots very nice and has superb fit and finish. It isnt a dual stack like the 84 has but other than that, it is essentially the same as the others in the 8x series.

    I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone, but being that it is a Beretta, you will pay a bit more for it then some other fine .380s out there.

    here it is next to my 96G Centurian Berretta for size comparison.

  4. Hurryin' Hoosier

    Hurryin' Hoosier New Member

    I have an 85FS in 9MM Corto which I dearly love. It's my M9's little brother! :D
  5. sailor353

    sailor353 New Member

    I have an 85 and an 86 . Both great guns, nice looking, fun to shoot and accurate. However they are too big for CC, in my opinion. A Bersa 380 is much better for CC. Btw I have a Mod 70s in 380 too. It's a fine gun also.

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  6. Hurryin' Hoosier

    Hurryin' Hoosier New Member

    Ah, but the Thunder 380 is a Bersa and the 85FS and 70S are Berettas! ;)

    Actually, I find the 70S to be just about right for pocket carry, unless I'm trying to wear pants that I've outgrown!