Beretta Blog

How To Buy A Suppressor

Posted by Tom McHale on Jul 18, 2017 9:30:06 AM

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Whether you’re a rifle aficionado, pistol enthusiast, or both, suppressors just might spoil you rotten. I can speak for most suppressor users when I say, “Once you shoot suppressed, you never go back.”

Why? While a suppressor doesn’t completely silence the noise of a gunshot, it reduces the sound to tolerable, and often hearing safe, levels. A day at the range is a lot more fun without being subjected to the sound of Thor’s Hammer every time you pull the trigger. Additionally, suppressors tend to smooth out recoil. While energy is energy and recoil is still present, suppressors dampen the feel. Since their purpose is to tame the sudden release of hot gases from the muzzle, you’ll feel a much more mellow sensation.

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Topics: Dynamic Shooting, Gun Rights, Other

This Old Gun: The Beretta M1934 Pistol

Posted by Tom McHale on Jun 27, 2017 9:33:06 AM

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The thing about historical guns is that they tend to be present during history’s most significant events. As a result, they often come attached to stories, sometimes fantastic ones. As the world’s oldest firearms company (and the world’s oldest ongoing corporate concern of any kind), our products have many stories to tell about events that shaped the world as we know it.

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Topics: Handguns, Law Enforcement & Military, Other

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

Using Hearing Aids with Hearing Protection

Posted by William Starnes on Dec 17, 2014 8:25:00 AM

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Like many people, I suffer from hearing loss. Within the last year, I finally decided that I’d had enough and purchased a couple of hearing aids.  I had a lot of questions about hearing aids - the first of which was why are the darned things so expensive.  But after learning more about them, I see why.  These are not just amplifiers; modern hearing aids are micro-computers that adjust sound levels based on computerized frequency mapping of the individual’s hearing.  I can’t tell you the impact of hearing sounds that I had not heard in years (truthfully decades).  It was striking and a bit overwhelming at first.  It seems that a person doesn’t notice gradual declines in hearing - the daily losses are so small that you grow used to them.  Then one day you realize that you’re not hearing bits of conversation and nuances of speech.  You start missing out on conversations and compensating for it, then you figure out that something has to change.

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Topics: New Shooters, Other

10 Ways To Convince Your Wife You Need Another Gun

Posted by Tom McHale on Aug 4, 2014 9:39:00 AM

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Unlike Mia, I had no problem whatsoever addressing this scenario. After all, I’m a world-class expert at rationalizing my gun purchases. Don’t believe me? Then explain how I have so many guns, yet am still happily married. At least until my better half reads this article.

For a limited time only, I’m going to share some of my top secret methods. Just be warned, these ideas are powerful. They’re 100% successful almost 47% of the time.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, New Shooters, Other

Ten Ways To Convince Your Husband You Need Another Gun

Posted by Mia Anstine on Jul 5, 2014 10:56:00 AM

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The other day a question was posed to me, “How do I convince my husband I need another gun?” I was perplexed by the question and had absolutely no immediate comeback.

I pondered and then empathized. How do I convince Hank that I need another gun? I answered my own question. I don’t. If I need another gun, I simply buy it. That’s part of being an independent, self-sufficient woman, right?

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Topics: Other

10 Gun Tips You Need To Know About Flying With Guns

Posted by Tom McHale on Jul 3, 2014 11:35:00 AM

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Here’s a bold statement.

When you fly the friendly skies, you’ll experience more invasion of privacy, groping and unwanted scrutiny when you walk through the TSA checkpoint than when you try to check guns in your baggage.

I fly enough that the majority of currently employed TSA agents are intimately familiar with every square inch of my body. But groping aside, I’ve found checking guns by following the rules to be a simple and straightforward process - as long as you carefully follow the rules.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Other

Customizing Your Beretta Handguns: Why Not?

Posted by Tom McHale on May 26, 2014 4:00:00 PM

I used to be a gun purist. I never made any changes to a factory gun. If I did tweak it, swap out parts or add things, then it wouldn’t be original any more, now would it? And that would be… wrong? For some reason, having a perfect, factory-configured gun was important to me. Perhaps for the same reason I’m reluctant to pull that tag off of new mattresses.

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A lightly personalized Beretta 3032 Tomcat (left) and a Beretta 92FS customization in progress (right.) Note the stainless steel guide rod and Hogue wrap-around grips.
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Topics: New Shooters, Other

Spend Some Time at the Shooting Range for Real Group Therapy

Posted by Tiffany "Duchess" Tesmer on May 19, 2014 12:20:00 PM

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Ever had one of those days? You know the ones. The kind where you wish you could put on noise canceling ear muffs and drown out the sound of everything just so you could think straight? We all have them. The best cure for a rough week? Group Therapy.

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Topics: New Shooters, Other

A Beretta 92 and the Sound of Silence

Posted by Tom McHale on May 13, 2014 9:37:00 AM

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According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, there are just under 600,000 silencers registered in the U.S. as required by the National Firearms Act. With the current backlog of 74,000 applications for NFA classified guns, that number is rapidly growing.

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Topics: Other, Dynamic Shooting