Took the new Beretta to the range today and ran 4 magazines through it. In my haste, I didn't clean & oil it first (I know, I know). Every round chambered and fired as designed. I had a hard time seeing the front sight at first until I realized I didn't have my shooting glasses on. Duh! It is a single stack .380 and all metal construction. The frame is anodized aluminum and the gun weighs about 22 oz. empty. The magazines hold 8 tiny bullets ( I've been shooting alot of .45 Long Colt of late). It has a magazine disconnect so it can't be fired without a magazine. The safety acts as a decocker if the hammer is back. The grip is smaller than my commander size 1911 and fits comfortably in my hand. I'm not a fan of the micro pistols or small guns that are painful to shoot, but this was neither. Given the size and comfortable grip, it was a pleasure to shoot. The box of ammo I bought was spendy, but I have a .380 setup for my Dillon SD that I will try once I get some brass & bullets. The wife tried it and she gave it a thumbs up. I'll report back when I have some reloads for an accuracy evaluation. After that I ran some reloads through my S&W 1911 PD and they all went fine. I brought some Wolf hardball and had some stovepipes with them. I'll have to use them up in my RIA gov't, since it isn't as finicky.