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

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

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 Carry a Concealed Firearm with Confidence

Posted by Kevin Creighton on Dec 27, 2018 9:03:00 AM

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Congratulations, you’ve decided you want to take responsibility for your personal safety and carry a firearm with you regularly. This is one of the most adult decisions you can make in your life because you’ve realized that there will not be a policeman around when you need one the most. 

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense

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

Case Study: A Home Defense Encounter

Posted by Dave Higginbotham on Nov 21, 2018 7:21:00 AM

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When I rounded the corner in front of my house, I could see into my backyard. The man was there, behind my garage. I had seen him earlier, when I’d left to pick up my son from school, just across the street. He looked out of place then, and I’d made a mental note of him. I even made eye-contact as I slowly drove by and gave him my best I-see-you look.

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense

How A Ghost Ring Peep Sight Works

Posted by Bill Miller on Nov 19, 2018 9:36:00 AM

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Two of the characteristics you look for in a home defense shotgun are simplicity and speed. Should you ever need the gun to perform its primary duty, you need it fast, and you need it easy.

The simplest possible sight for a shotgun is what most of them already wear – a single bead out on the end of the barrel. This is a fine choice – make that, the best choice – for wingshooting, which is more about instinct than it is precision. However, acquiring and honing the necessary skills for “instinctive” style shooting requires a great deal of training. For example, you need to drill and drill and drill on mounting the gun into the same position every single time.

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Topics: Self Defense, Dynamic Shooting

Thoughts On Securing Your Home Defense Shotgun

Posted by Bill Miller on Oct 31, 2018 9:14:00 AM

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Choosing a shotgun as the “tool of final resort” to defend yourself, your family, and home can be a wise decision. A light, short-barreled shotgun has a lot going for it as a defense weapon. We’ve looked at the pros and cons versus a handgun, and there are many reasons the shotgun can come out on top.

However, there’s one big question that must be answered: How are you going to store that shotgun securely and safely yet keep it accessible in a fraction of a second should you need it?

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Topics: Firearms Safety, Self Defense, Dynamic Shooting