Beretta Tomcats

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by matt g, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Are hammer bite an issue with these little guys? I'm looking for something for my wife that is small and easy to shoot, but these things look like they'd do a number on the web of your hand if you let them. She hates my 1911 as it stove pipes on her, or flings the hot brass straight back at her. She has a Hipoint, but it is bulky, clumsy and poorly balanced.
     
  2. Tom the roofer

    Tom the roofer New Member

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    Yes they can if you don't hold it just right. Mine bit me pretty dang good right where you said Matt. But I got bit by the slide. It drew blood too. I've shot 200 rounds since then and I ain't got bit again :D OUCH I do have pretty big hands though.
     

  3. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    My wife had one for a while. Really short trigger pull on all but the first
    shot. NO EXTRACTOR. If you have a misfire, you tip up the barrel and dig
    out the bad round. Pulling the trigger on a bad round will hit it again.

    She sold it and now has a KelTec P32. Smaller, lighter, thinner.
    Has an extractor. You do have to rack the slide a bit to get it to second strike. A little more of a break-in period, but it's run great for years.
     
  4. Flint Rock

    Flint Rock New Member

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    No Bite.

    After about 250 rounds I can say that I've never been bit by my Tomcat (glove size large hands). No feeding issues or extraction issues. The tip up barrel works better than I would have ever guessed. I have never had to "dig" a round out of the barrel. I can use the barrel release and when the barrel pops up it will throw the shell out.
     
  5. Tom the roofer

    Tom the roofer New Member

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    When I was bit I was not holding the pistol properly. I shot 50 rounds or more yesterday with no problems. Just hold the pistol properly. Glove size X large to XX large. :D I love my little Tomcats :)
     
  6. Fozzy_Bear

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    I added a hogue grip to mine. It has a little lump that slides your hand away from the moving parts.

    -- Just a thought...
     
  7. TnRebel

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    my wife Carry's the KalTec P3AT in 380 and just loves to shoot it . Now she wants the pink one ;)
     
  8. henryk

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    My new Tomcat is a week old and has had 100 rounds thru it already without a hitch. What I like best about it is the accuracy that I never really expected.
     
  9. Ruger Redhawk

    Ruger Redhawk New Member

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    I have one basically in the same breed just different animal.
    I have a Bobcat M-21A. Inox model? It's stainless bbl,slide and anodized frame.I've had it a few years and have only shot it a couple times with allot of disappointment. The thing jams constantly,especially after 25 rounds.I wanted it just for something to slip in my pocket for a quick run to the store.On another site there's been allot of talk about this particular model.Most comments weren't on the positive side.I haven't fired it with any of the Hyper velocity 22's so that might be part of the problem.Next time out I'm going to try Stingers in it.Anybody else have experience with the little 21 A's?
     
  10. henryk

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    I have a new 21A in .25 cal and it is perfect so far. 120 rounds of ball and JHP. I bought it for my wife and wanted to try it out first. Works perfectly. A pleasure to shoot after dealing with some very small mouse guns in .380 and 9mm lately.
     
  11. Ruger Redhawk

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    I wish you luck with your new 21A. Sounds like yours is working good.From what I've read you have to keep it well lubricated. I put some Break Free formulated for S/S and rapid fire guns. We shall see next time out.
    Thanks for you comments.
     
  12. henryk

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    I use Eezox for general cleaning and corrosion protection but like to use NanoLube for the lubrication. This combo seems to be working quite well with all my handguns so far.
     
  13. Ruger Redhawk

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    If it's works for you that's all that counts.I'm old school. I used good ole Hoppes #9,use RIG on a sheepskin for storage and been using the Break Free to lubricate.I don't get to shoot very often.
     
  14. henryk

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    With the price of ammo steadily climbing, I may have to cut back on shooting as well. No shooting = no gun cleaning = no therapy.
     
  15. TMCXJ

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    I use Ballistol. About as "Old School" as it gets, LOL!
     
  16. Ruger Redhawk

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    Now ain't that the truth LOL.Before I moved I had a range to shoot at. Since I've moved here I really haven't found a place. Saturday afternoon I took my new G-30 out back of the house and put 10 rounds through it. Shot like a dream.
    Unfortunately instead of worrying about the politicians trying to outlaw guns, at this rate they'll put them out of everyone's price range.
     
  17. seedy

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    I have always wanted a pocket pistol that would shoot cheap 22 lr ammo and resonably accurate. Remember the little Walther thp, one of the neatest looking stainless pistols I've seen. But alas, like the Berretta 21 they were generally very fussy about the ammo they would shoot reliably if you could find any at all. I now have a Colt pocket 25 (circa 1930's) that shoots beautifully though I shoot it very little due to its value and the prohibitive price of 25 ammo. I would try all the brands of 22 ammo that I could get a hold of to see if one type would cycle reliably. I have had good luck with the PPK size guns such as the Astra Constible, Bernidelli md80, Bersa and my current one a Berretta mdl70s. CD