Beretta Blog

How To Improve Your Semi-Automatic Handgun Realiability

Posted by Beretta Blog on Mar 22, 2017 4:27:23 PM

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The “which is the best concealed carry gun?” question often leads to a “revolver versus semi-auto” discussion. Those who are revolver only fans traditionally use the “semi-automatics tend to jam” reasoning for their affection. As someone who owns and enjoys both of these types of handguns, I have to add a bit of defense to the argument that semi-autos jam.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, New Shooters, Handguns

Advice for the First-time Turkey Hunter

Posted by Mia Anstine on Mar 14, 2017 3:33:38 PM

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Turkey hunting seasons are opening all around the country. I’m on various social media outlets, and the other day a follower asked me a question, “What advice would you have for a lady who is a first-time turkey hunter?”

A million thoughts went through my mind as I read the request. My first thoughts included a lot of questions, which would narrow down specifics to her scenario. Then I considered, “How about some advice, not just for the lady who wants to hunt, but for men as well.”

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Turkey

How To Choose The Right Handgun Action (Three Redheads, Three Px4 Storm Models)

Posted by William Starnes on Mar 8, 2017 1:43:31 PM

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Three readheads? Three Storms? That sounds like the beginning of a story, doesn't it? I know that may sound exciting, and it is…just not in the way that most of you think. The redheads are my wife and two daughters. The Px4 Storms are theirs - not mine.

It will come as no surprise that I am a huge Beretta fan. The relationship started when I was young and shows no sign of waning. So it just makes sense that the women in my life are Beretta fans. We all started with the 92 Series. They all appreciated my Beretta 96 Elite II. Yes, 40 S&W is the caliber of choice in my family. I’m proud to say that all of them are good with handguns, but my two daughters have more practice than my wife does. They love to shoot.

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Topics: Concealed Carry

How to Outfit the Best Turkey Hunting Vest

Posted by Mia Anstine on Feb 24, 2017 10:33:12 AM

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Dampen wintertime doldrums by prepping your vest for spring turkey hunting season. While many people’s yards are buried in snow, others are looking at uber warm temps. Then there are those who are simply dreaming of a strutting, drumming tom.

If you’re among those who either pursue turkeys in the springtime or who would like to, then you’d better get your gear ready. While a turkey hunting vest isn’t mandatory, it’s highly recommended.

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Topics: Hunting

The Most Important Factor in Surviving a Self Defense Lethal Encounter

Posted by William Starnes on Feb 15, 2017 10:54:31 AM

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Most of the firearms enthusiasts that I know have spent a lot of time training and preparing for the possibility of being involved in a lethal encounter. It’s the ultimate question: would you survive, or would you become a statistic? This is among the top reasons why people buy handguns in the first place. But it’s not just about what type of gun or ammo you carry. It’s not just how well you prepared and trained.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense

The Mayflower Gun

Posted by Kristin Albert on Nov 21, 2016 1:33:53 PM

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What’s even more American than turkey, cranberries and pumpkin pie these days?  An Italian gun, that’s what.  The only known surviving firearm that crossed the wild Atlantic aboard the good ship Mayflower, settled with the pilgrims at Plymouth Colony and ultimately helped the first colonists not only survive, but prosper.  Meet the Mayflower Gun.

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Topics: Other

A Russian Moose Hunt

Posted by Mia Anstine on Oct 22, 2016 9:41:00 AM

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After a long flight, drive, and multiple long sits in the hunting stand, I've fired no shots with the Sako 85. Since the bears seem to be lucky at the stand I've been hunting, it's time to pursue some Russian moose. Plus, it'll be nice to get out in the beautiful Russian wilderness and stretch my legs after sitting for hours, trying to outsmart a bear.

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Topics: Hunting

A Sako Tour Plus Range Time

Posted by Mia Anstine on Oct 19, 2016 9:41:37 AM

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What a joy to wake up in Finland and prepare for a tour of Sako. I enjoyed a European breakfast with a view of downtown Helsinki. Shortly I joined the hosts and writer's group, and we boarded the bus for a ride to Riihimaki, to the manufacturing facility.

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Topics: Hunting

Russian Hunt with Beretta and Sako

Posted by Mia Anstine on Oct 11, 2016 3:24:19 PM

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I received the invite to join a group of notable writers, along with Beretta, to the Sako plant in Finland. This adventure will be a memorable experience. I have to share it with you each step of the way.

To begin with, the process of getting to Finland is a relatively easy undertaking, but the Sako group had greater visions for the experience. After we learn about the company and tour the facility, we would be pressing on to hunt in Russia.

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Topics: Hunting

My Beretta Centurion: A 90 Series Returns Home

Posted by William Starnes on Jul 25, 2015 10:30:00 AM

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Most of my friends enjoy shooting, and when they are not on the range, they are probably talking about their favorite sport in one way or another.  I think once you start shooting, it gets in your blood, becomes part of who you are and never quite goes away.  My affliction started when I was just a young boy, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  My first rifle was a semi-auto .22LR.  My first handgun was a Beretta 92F.  The rifle was a tool to me; it went wherever I went (I spent almost all of my time trekking through the woods close to my home).  I remember the rifle for the memories that I made while carrying it.  My Beretta 92 left a different sort of impression.  If anyone could be said to be in love with an object, this gun held my affection.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Dynamic Shooting