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

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

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

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

How to Pick the Perfect Pistol for Everyday Carry

Posted by Dave Higginbotham on Dec 18, 2018 8:33:00 AM

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A trip to your local gun store can be overwhelming for someone new to concealed carry. Almost all guns bear a striking similarity to each other. They’re almost all black. Most pistols incorporate a hefty amount of plastic and some steel. What sets them apart?

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense, Handguns

Improve Your Pistol Skills on 100 Rounds per Month

Posted by Kevin Creighton on Dec 11, 2018 4:57:03 PM

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If you carry a defensive firearm or compete in practical pistol, you know consistent practice is the key to confidence and skill-building. We all need to practice more often, so we dry-fire at home to improve our skills without the time and expense of going to a range. Dry-fire is effective, and it’s something I do it on an almost daily basis, but at some point, the rubber has to meet the road and we need to put our plans into action and send rounds downrange. 

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Competitive Shooting, Dynamic Shooting, Handguns

The Many Faces of the Storied Beretta 92 Pistol

Posted by Dave Higginbotham on Nov 27, 2018 9:50:00 AM

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The Beretta 92FS is one of the most iconic pistols in the world. The open-slide design gives the gun a distinct profile. The silhouette is even a popular choice for the “gun-free-zone” signs commonly posted by those who feel comforted by the protection offered by signage.

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Topics: Handguns

Should You Use Your Pistol's Slide Lock Lever or Rack the Slide?

Posted by Tom McHale on Nov 5, 2018 8:59:00 AM

 

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When loading a fresh magazine or changing to a new one, there are two ways to “recharge” a semi-automatic pistol. You can push down on the slide lock lever using your firing or support hand thumb, or you can go through a partial slide racking motion. Some on the internet will insist that choosing the wrong method will get you killed and result in Justin Bieber lip-synching Milli Vanilli songs at your funeral.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Dynamic Shooting, Handguns

Why Arkansas’s New Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit Matters for All of Us

Posted by Dave Higginbotham on Oct 8, 2018 8:54:00 AM

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Earlier this year, Arkansas became one of the first states in the country to issue what the state calls an “enhanced” concealed carry permit. The new regulations allow those with an enhanced endorsement to carry a concealed firearm many places that are off limits to those with the standard CHCL: public college campuses, churches, even bars. Are these new permits a step in the right direction for those of us who carry concealed?

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense, Handguns