Beretta Blog

Why Hammered Fired Double Actions Make Perfect Pocket Pistols

Posted by Dave Higginbotham on Mar 27, 2019 8:51:00 AM

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There are two types of gun owners—those that are deeply in tune with how their guns work and those that simply like some old-fashioned trigger time. Those who like a deep-dive have a lot to study in the tiny Beretta Pico.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense, Handguns

It's Training Season: Get Your Bird Dog Out of Mothballs

Posted by Tom Keer on Mar 21, 2019 9:38:00 AM

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Repetitions make the master, short-handle for the fact that if you want to have a good dog during hunting season, then start your seasonal training in the spring. A perfect world has us working dogs all year long, and ideally we'd spend summers training in the cool, Northern climates. And then, at the first accumulation of snow, we'd follow the ducks, geese and woodcock to the more temperate and snow-free Southern regions adding quail, pheasant and snipe to their daily mix. Pro trainers follow that schedule, but for us bird doggers their wise approach isn't always possible. For us, our dogs pace in kennels surrounded by snow drifts just as they lounge around in front of the fireplace. Spring is in 6 weeks, Punxsutawney Phil told us that. When warmer weather finally arrives use these tips from the Eukanuba training pros to properly put your pup back to work.

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Topics: Hunting - Upland, UPLAND

The Art Deco Origins of Beretta’s Signature Pistols

Posted by Dave Higginbotham on Mar 13, 2019 8:05:00 AM

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There are very few pistols that showcase more than a century of evolution. Beretta’s 92 series guns have only been in production for a few decades, but the clean lines that have come to define the 92 have deep roots in a symbolic artistic movement that swept Europe before World War I.

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Topics: Handguns

Spring Cleaning Tips: Get your Shotgun out of Mothballs

Posted by Tom Keer on Mar 5, 2019 9:28:00 AM

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On February 4th, Punxsutawney Phil announced spring would arrive in 6 weeks. I don't know about you, but after the long, cold, gray winter, I'm ready for blue skies and bright sun. Warm weather makes for ideal shooting conditions, and if your shotgun has been in the gun cabinet for a while it's time to get it ready for use.
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Topics: Hunting - Upland, Hunting - Duck, Hunting - Turkey, hunting - waterfowl

How to Zero Your Pistol Laser Sight

Posted by Tom McHale on Feb 28, 2019 1:07:38 PM

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Have you ever gotten all worked up about something only to later figure out that whatever was causing anxiety wasn’t all that big a deal? I have. In fact, I used to spend way too much time and energy thinking about the optimum way to “zero” a laser sight on a pistol.

Since the laser can’t be in the center of the bore itself, it’s (by definition) offset from the path of the bullet. That means that, like a rifle and scope, you have to choose a distance at which the laser beam and bullet path will intersect. Let’s walk through the zeroing thought process using a Beretta APX RDO pistol. This pistol has a rail forward of the trigger guard, so I mounted a Crimson Trace Railmaster Pro.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Handguns

Concealed Carry Case Study: A Retail Store Robbery

Posted by Tom McHale on Feb 14, 2019 9:02:00 AM

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I just read a story in the news about a foiled robbery attempt where a concealed carry permit holder intervened and stopped the crime. It made me pause and reflect on the types of decisions with which anyone who carries a concealed gun can face in a moment’s notice.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense

Everything You Need to Know About Shotgunning with Buckshot

Posted by Bill Miller on Feb 11, 2019 10:07:00 AM

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With the rapidly growing interest in shotguns for home defense, tactical use, and 3-Gun competition, buckshot loads are back in the spotlight and in demand! Until these trends took over, interest in buckshot was waning. Few states still allow bucks (actually deer of either sex, for that matter) to be taken with buckshot. Even in those that do, rifled slugs and slugs fired from rifled shotgun barrels, muzzleloaders, and rifles – even handguns – provide more practical and efficient tools to cleanly harvest deer under modern hunting conditions.

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Topics: Law Enforcement & Military, Competitive Shooting, Self Defense, Dynamic Shooting

Too Hot? Too Cold? The Right Upland Gear for Success in the Field

Posted by Tom Keer on Feb 7, 2019 9:45:00 AM

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It's late in the season, and that means a lot has changed since we first cut loose the dogs in the fall. Instead of winds blowing from the warm south, they now come from the cold north. Trees full of leaves first turned colorful and then dropped to the ground. Seasonally warm-if-not-hot temperatures and their associated dryness are replaced by colder weather and accompanying moisture. Scenting conditions are better with the cooler, windier, and damp weather, but what does the weather change do for hunters? If you're not careful, you'll certainly stay warm but you'll miss one heck of a lot of birds. Or you might stay too warm and overheat.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Upland, UPLAND

Check Out These Performance Upgrades for the Beretta APX Pistol

Posted by Caleb Giddings on Feb 5, 2019 9:41:00 AM

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Right out of the box the Beretta APX is an awesome pistol for personal protection, competition shooting, or fun on the range. After putting a few hundred rounds through my new APX RDO, I investigated performance upgrade possibilities.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Competitive Shooting, Self Defense, Handguns

The #everydaycarry Practical Fad

Posted by Dave Higginbotham on Jan 31, 2019 8:11:00 AM

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The firearms industry is susceptible to fashion trends, just like everything else. Over the last decade, as Instagram seized control of image-driven social media, "Everyday Carry" has become a thing. The high-fashion side of EDC has become cultish, but there’s something elemental to the viral fad.
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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense, Handguns