I took it out this afternoon and shot two magazines of CCI Blazer..Functioned very nice and smooth..I do not shoot paper but plinking little stones out of a dirt pile is very easy..
I have seen a few gripes about this Pistol in other threads and youtube..First on is the location of the mag release on the right side above the trigger guard..I actually like that..And the mags actually fall clean when the button is depressed..Unlike some other Models I will just leave nameless...People complain it is awkwatd to bend your finger to manipulate the mag relase button..That is not even a needed process..I just keep my finger straight and use the opposite side of my knuckel keeping my finger pointing straight forward, and the button depresses easiliy and the mag falls free..Very convenient in my opinion..Maybe different that we are used to..But not an issue at all for me..Adapt..
Next gripe people come forward with is the grip angle..Again I like it..Very ergonomic to me..I see some holding this as a two handed Pistol when firing it..I cannot say for sure..But I do not think Beretta ever intended it to be shot two handed, not saying it cannot be, but I like it one handed....
From my experience so far though and the word of others it should run even crap Rem Thunderbolts without fail..Again the others I have owned and avoided naming will usually sometime struggle with even better ammo to function properly.
Some also complain the safety lever is the opposite of what they are used to in maybe other Firearms..Well, every Firearm is different is some aspect..You adapt and live with it..Not that hard to do..
Now I do have two deficiencies I do not like in the Pistol....First is I do not like Striker Fired Pistols...Other gripe is I like exposed Hammers on any Pistol I own..Short of those two deficiency's, and they are much more important than the frivolous other gripes people put forward about it...I like it a lot..
Anyway i think it is going to be fine little Pistol..I have also seen many people complain about European Firearms in reviews, and I believe they just have a plain Bias against them from the get go, no matter how good they are they will slam then VS American Firearms just because they feel they have too.. ..
In my opinion. Beretta makes the probably the best off the shelf Pistols ever made in my opinion..Especially the .22s..They have been at it for over 500 years, they should be pretty good at it..