Beretta Blog

What you need to know about Sako and Tikka

Posted by Jason Hanson on Jan 17, 2014 10:05:00 AM

While walking around the Beretta booths here at SHOT show I noticed two names that many folks don’t know a whole lot about. The names are Sako and Tikka.

Sako is a Finnish company that makes high-end bolt-action rifles. In fact, the company only makes bolt-action rifles. They don’t make semi auto rifles and they don’t make pistols or shotguns.

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Topics: News, Other

Beretta is the bomb at Media Day 2014

Posted by barbara baird on Jan 14, 2014 10:50:00 PM


Hundreds of gun writers from around the world shot thousands of rounds downrange in Boulder City, Nev., at the 2014 Media Day at the Range. This annual event, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation the day before its annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, invites gun media to get their hands on new and/or improved guns – and to experience the energy and firepower within the designs. Writers and broadcasters also get an opportunity to meet some of the gun designers and ammunition engineers. 

Beretta did not disappoint with its new offerings. 

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10 New Year’s Resolutions Every Gun Owner Should Make

Posted by Jason Hanson on Dec 31, 2013 12:22:00 PM


1. Carry your gun more often. I know a lot of gun owners only carry concealed when they might be driving through a “bad” part of town or when they’re traveling far from home. But you and I know attacks can happen any place and any time. Even if you’re running out to pick up some milk at 7-11, how do you know someone’s not going to try and rob the place as you’re paying for the milk? Obviously, you don’t. The good news is, there are so many shapes and sizes of guns on the market that we have plenty of choices in what we can carry. You don’t have to always carry a full size gun, you can simply slip a .380 in your pocket as I often do. Never forget the oft quoted words, “the best gun is the one you’re carrying at the time.”

2. Go to the range more. Shooting is a diminishing skill, which is why you need to train as much as you can. I realize we all have busy schedules, but go to the shooting range at least once a month if you can, and even once a week if you can swing it. The best way I’ve found to help people make sure they get to the range is to have them put it down on their calendar. For instance, you could make the 1st Friday of every month your range day. If it’s written down in your calendar then there’s a much better chance you’ll end up practicing at the range. Of course, in between going to the range you should do dry fire practice. I spend at least 10-15 minutes a day dry firing and I know it helps improve my accuracy and will help improve yours too.

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Topics: New Shooters, Other

Project ChildSafe

Posted by Kenn Blanchard on Dec 27, 2013 1:42:00 PM

ChildSafe_3color.6801843(1)Receiving the gift of a safe or gun lock for your household during the holidays is not as sexy as finding a Beretta shotgun under the tree, but it’s a gift for all seasons. Keeping your children safe is always in season. As gun owners, we put up with a lot when it comes to attacks on our freedoms. We are collectively blamed for every accident that happens. As we start thinking of family events, travel and kids, I want to introduce to some and remind others about the National Sport Shooting Foundation’s Project Childsafe program. It was started in 2003 to promote safe firearm arms handling and good storage practices. The program started off from grants from the Department of Justice, but today is funded solely by the firearms industry.

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Topics: Firearms Safety, Other

Five Fabulous Gift Ideas for the Lady Hunter or Shooter

Posted by Mia Anstine on Dec 19, 2013 6:17:00 PM

Each year many of us contemplate what gifts to get the lady shooters in our lives for Christmas. Check out this one-stop-shop for Christmas gifts for women who love to shoot or hunt. Beretta offers quality items on-line and in stores.

Here are a few of my favorite things for the lady who loves shooting, hunting or the outdoors. 

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Gun Tips - Traveling with Your Gun on Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Posted by Jason Hanson on Dec 12, 2013 8:00:00 AM


Thanksgiving just ended but Christmas will be here before we know it. That means a lot of us will once again be traveling long distances to be with family. The majority of us will be driving, but many will fly and some will take trains.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Other

Gun Gear for the Holidays

Posted by Jason Hanson on Dec 9, 2013 7:14:00 AM


I like shopping about as much as I like going to the DMV to renew my driver’s license or going to the post office to mail a package when there are 10,000 people in line and only one person working the counter. However, the Internet has made shopping a heck of a lot easier, and when my shopping includes buying guns and other gear it becomes enjoyable, even necessary. (At least that’s what I tell my wife.)

And with the shopping season in full swing, there’s plenty of gear to choose from this year.  I thought I’d cover the essentials that every gun owner ought to have.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Competitive Shooting, Other

Lead Poisoning Symptoms and Strategies to Minimize Contamination

Posted by Sara Ahrens on Nov 7, 2013 7:30:00 AM


Shooters are at great risk for lead poisoning, yet many shooters either minimize, or are unaware of the risks associated with their exposure. The physical symptoms of lead poisoning, which act as a warning, are often overlooked because they mimic other, more common ailments. Additionally, these symptoms surface over time, masking a proper diagnosis.  If a shooter experiences any of the following symptoms listed, they should consider lead poisoning as a potential cause and seek testing and treatment.  

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Topics: Firearms Safety, Other

Lead Dangers – Health Effects & Methods of Contamination

Posted by Sara Ahrens on Oct 10, 2013 12:01:00 PM

When I became the Range Master for my agency, I didn’t know what I needed to know about lead. Two years into my position I got a real education  that was nothing short of terrifying. The recession forced my agency to mandate my unit and I (five of us) to handle all range functions from training and qualifications, to maintenance of firearms. Unable to pay overtime, I could no longer rotate these responsibilities amongst a large cadre of part-time range officers and armorers.

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Topics: Firearms Safety, Other

Summer Camping Fun

Posted by Jason Parks on Aug 22, 2013 9:00:00 AM

Butterfield Lee CkOne of the great things about growing up in Arkansas is living so close to the Ozark Mountains and the great camping trips we had there. Our usual spot was a 1-2 hour drive from home depending on which way we had to go in to the camp.
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