Bill- I guess that means that JB Weld is not gonna cut the mustard, huh?
I have the Taurus copy cat version and it is a piece of sheet! I would consider setting up my phone, recording me setting my Taurus PT-22 on fire and posting it on youtube. This is the worst firearm I have ever owned, hands down.Unfortunately, I have to revise my previous opinion of the Beretta Bobcat, and downgrade it. From our experience, we can no longer recommend it as a reliable, concealed carry option. From my research online, we are not the only ones to have experienced a jamming problem with this model pistol.
This brand new, .22 caliber, Beretta Bobcat 21 has been sent back to the factory twice to fix a jamming problem. We've used the recommended ammunition: Winchester Wildcats and CCI Stingers, and various other versions and brands, all with the same result: this pistol constantly jams. We have followed the recommended oiling and cleaning, but nothing works. The pistol fails often to fire; it fails to eject. This video is our test after getting the gun back after the second factory "service." We are very disappointed.
I'm interested to know if the higher caliber versions (.25 and .32 Tomcat) are more reliable due to increased powder.
My previous hopeful "review" is here.
Thank you - I am not 'post savvy' and I didn't realize it was an old thread! I just wanted to share what I found out about the gun I have, since it is apparently not as good of a gun as you would expect from beretta. Thanks for this site!"shawbuch", I gave you a like for the information you provided and posted andto Firearms Talk Forum. When folks like yourself provide some helpful information, who gives a 'ratsass' on how old the post is. It was a post that was done here, on FTF. Thank YOU!
I hope to see more posts from you and please, don't be shy about asking questions, there are some folks here that are actually willing to try and help you!
GENERAL NOTE ON .22 RIMFIRE GUNS
With a few exceptions, many are prone to the problem shawbuch mentioned. Design of the gun, coupled with dryfire, makes the firing pin ding the mouth of the chamber. The "dent" can push metal into the mouth of the chamber, making the case drag on the chamber, and can leave the rim poorly supported to be pinched by the firing pin on next shot.
HOWEVER- do NOT remove that little burr. There is a tool to iron it back into place (Chamber iron). Me, I'm strictly an amoocher gunsmith (no, that is NOT a misspelling) I use a Stanley nail set and a flat tipped pin punch to do the same thing. If instead you removed the metal by filing or grinding, you still have metal missing.
The uncertain reliability of rimfire ammo in an auto was what prompted John Browning to create the .25 ACP cartridge. It was made to duplicate the 22 LR from a 2 inch bbl, but to have greater reliability in feeding and firing. You might sneer at the .25 Auto, but I have a Baby Browning that will sit there and munch thru box after box of ammo without a burp.
I'd like to see where that information was obtained. It may have been the case back in the days of older firearms when high velocity ( 1100 to 1250 FPS ) ammunition was introduced, but in no means should that apply to modern .22 caliber rimfire firearms. All the modern .22 firearms that I've tested and worked on handle .22 hi-velocity quite well with factory provided recoil springs.Something to consider... The Stinger rounds are considered to be hyper-velocity rounds with speeds of over 1,400+ fps. Most .22 caliber firearms are set up to shoot standard velocity speed .22 caliber cartridges which includes their springs for recoil purposes. If you go with a hyper-velocity round you overpower the springs in the firearm and can cause it to jam. I had a buddy whose .22 was jamming because it was being overpowered by the Stinger ammo force/power.
We cleaned and oiled the firearm, switched the ammo to a more standard power ammo and then problems stopped. Have you tried this idea?