Opinions on a Beretta 21A Bobcat

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by General_lee, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Theres a nice little .22lr Beretta Bobcat here at my work.
    It's slightly used, like new condition for $285.00.
    With employee discount, I can get it for around $215.00 plus tax.
    I know .22 is not a self defense round. I'm just looking for a small .22 plinker pistol.
    It seems to be very well made, and I like the DA/SA trigger, 1911 style thumb safety, and exposed hammer.
    Have any of you owned one? Are they decent shooters as far as reliability is concerned?

    I know some of you will suggest a Ruger MkIII, or Browning Buckmark as a .22 pistol. I plan on buying the Ruger anyway regardless of whether I get the Beretta or not.
     
  2. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    They work just fine, but accuracy is not great. Many also get hammer bite from them.

    I've had a few and liked them.
     

  3. dgray64

    dgray64 New Member

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    There is a good review of the Bobcat in the US Concealed Carry website by George Hill.

    U.S. Concealed Carry

    It's pretty extensive and he liked the Bobcat. He gave lots of pluses for the .22LF over the .25 acp.

    Dave
     
  4. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Can't view the whole article as I am not a member:(
     
  5. rfdallas

    rfdallas New Member

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    i have one for about 14 years now. never had a problem with it and it shoots any .22 ammo. you can load it one at a time when you have crap ammo and still use it up. its not accurate at all. great to just shoot ammo up. i love mine.
     
  6. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    They are too small to be a good plinker, too weak to be a viable self defense gun, and too small to hunt with. They are cute though. :D
     
  7. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    I have no gun prejudice, I love 'em all:D
     
  8. BillDeShivs

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    My experience has been that the small Berettas are extremely accurate (most shooters aren't!,) but that they can often misfire on the D/A pull. The D/A hammer throw is not as far as it is in single action.
     
  9. dgray64

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  10. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Thanks for the link, dgray64!