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: Gun Rights, Other, Dynamic Shooting

Real Gun Control

Posted by William Starnes on Mar 25, 2015 5:23:37 PM


"We need common-sense gun control!"

If you’re like me, you probably get a knot in your stomach and a grimace on your face when you hear these words. We’ve heard them so many times, and they always mean the same thing - someone wants to take our guns away from us. More recently, this has taken the shape of attempts to take our ammo away from us. Whatever tactic they choose to employ, the common denominator is that some people wish that we didn’t have firearms. We can get into debates over what their true intentions or motivations are, but that’s another article. Today, I want to talk about how we, as gun-loving, law-abiding people can take away their thunder and regain control of our own destiny.

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Topics: Gun Rights

Justifying Deadly Force - 7 Areas Courts May Examine (Self Defense Tips)

Posted by Sara Ahrens on May 13, 2014 11:07:00 AM


“When am I justified to use deadly force?”

This question, or any of the thousands of variations of it, is probably the most common question asked of police use-of-force trainers and concealed carry instructors. Whether asked outright, or hinted at through a variety of ‘what if’ and hypothetical questions, the intent is always the same – to lock the instructor into a concrete response, which the student believes he or she can depend on later. Many people seek to know exactly when, and under what circumstances, they will be safe from criminal and civil prosecution if they use deadly force. This game poses grave danger to all who participate. Whether teaching police officers or civilians, I never play this game because no one wins.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Gun Rights, Self Defense

Home Defense and Castle Doctrine - Know Your State Laws

Posted by Sara Ahrens on May 2, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Is Your House Your Castle…Legally?


It seems like every day there are examples of citizens using deadly force.  Today is no exception. Not long ago, in the middle of a dark Texas night, a child alerted a father to the presence of a stranger in another child’s bedroom. This child happened to be a teenage girl, and the stranger was a teenage boy. The father responded to the bedroom with a firearm. The media reports that the homeowner confronted the intruder and his daughter. She denied being acquainted with the boy. The homeowner then alleged that the boy reached for something. Fearing for his life, the father shot and killed the boy, who turned out to be unarmed.

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Topics: Gun Rights, Self Defense

Guns, the Second Amendment and Grandpa

Posted by Kenn Blanchard on Dec 30, 2013 1:42:00 PM

Washington_thumbGeneration gaps exist in every culture, and the gun community is no different. I have learned to communicate those differences of opinion through active listening, persistence and understanding. When I was a child my best friend was my maternal grandfather.

We got along so well because he had a lifetime of experiences to share and I had a lifetime to listen. I’ve always been sensitive to my elders as a source of knowledge and wisdom that would cost you a fortune to get, if you could obtain it.

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Topics: Gun Rights

Impossible Expectations – Part 3

Posted by Sara Ahrens on Oct 14, 2013 8:01:00 AM


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Topics: Concealed Carry, Gun Rights, Self Defense

Impossible Expectations in Firearms Use – Part 1

Posted by Sara Ahrens on Aug 6, 2013 9:00:00 AM

Impossible Expectations for Law Enforcement and Armed Citizens – Part 1

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Whenever a law enforcement officer uses deadly force in self-defense or defense of others, there is a segment of the population that criticizes that force. This is based on a lack of understanding of law enforcement officers’ training and skills under stress. These unrealistic expectations are not consistent with legal decisions and only serve to further separate the police from the citizens they serve. As concealed carry continues to gain popularity, armed citizens should be concerned over these impossible expectations that misled individuals would like applied to law enforcement officers… because someday it may be applied to them.

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Topics: Gun Rights, Self Defense

Concealed Carry Handguns - Rehearsal and Responsibility

Posted by Mia Anstine on Jul 22, 2013 8:00:00 AM


I thought I was going to actually have to use my Conceal Carry (CC) gun a while back. My daughter and I had just returned from hunting. We were parked more than twenty miles from town on a highway in the high country. We had just loaded the horses in the trailer and gotten into our truck. 

We sat in the truck at the trailhead parking lot eating a sandwich and warming up. A white mini-van with no license plates drove up. As it parked in front of us we noted two men were in the front seats. They sat in their vehicle for several minutes as a trooper ticketed someone else on the other side of the highway. After the trooper pulled away the men got out of the van and approached our truck.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Firearms Safety, Gun Rights, Self Defense

Response to Gov. O'Malley's signature of SB281 - Your Gun Rights

Posted by matteo recanatini on May 16, 2013 4:16:00 PM

describe the imageThis morning, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed into law SB281, a bill that will severely limit the Constitutionally-protected rights of American citizens in the State of Maryland. 

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Topics: Gun Rights, News

Testimony of Beretta to the State of Maryland

Posted by matteo recanatini on Feb 7, 2013 1:20:00 PM

Second AmendmentRecently, Maryland Governor Maryin O'Malley presented Senate Bill 281 to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. This Bill, which you can read here in its entirety, includes, among other things, a ban on the transport, sale, purchase, transfer or possession of certain commonly owned semi-automatic centerfire rifles, a ban on any magazine containing more than 10 rounds, and a required state permit for the purchase, rental or possession of a handgun.

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Topics: Gun Rights, News