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I kinda caught the Beretta bug in the last couple years..They are just such fine weaponry..But as good as they are are..I hate the plastic fantastic Grips..I dislike any plastic on any Firearm except my ARs..I can live with that:)

Anyway here they are and all decked out in wood at last..

They are a 70s .22..Bobcat 21A .22, Italian Police 92s in 9mm, and a Model 84 in .32 ACP.

I want one more though..A Vintage 34 from the WWII Era yet..

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Yeah I do not play the ponzi scams like the Stock Market, crypto and such..All my investments are personally held by me..Firearms, precious metals, vinatge Cars, and other antiques..I do not own one firearm that has not atleast doubled in value, some many more times that..Quality Firearms will always be a solid investment when chosen correctly at the time of purchase..
 

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Here is a pic of a 89 Target I picked up recently..Came with a spare threaded complete upper and all shown Has only been shot I think 40 rounds so far..20 by me..20 by the first original owner..Pic of all I have so far too.
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Someone said they do not see a .25 in the collection..I have little interest in anything in .25 Caliber..Ammo is hard to find and expensive for what I consider a worthless round..OK if it was just for the purpose of collecting and having one..But I kinda like to shoot my stuff too..
 

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I kinda resisted for a while now on adding one of these to the Beretta Collection..Not because I do not think they are good Pistol..I just have a hard time buying anything containing Plastic..But seen this one at the Show today and added it in..It is brand new..If I decide to even shoot it..It should be a fun Plinker..

That is not scratch in the pic, it is a piece of my Wifes Low down Cats hair,LOL

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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..
 

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I had owned a 96 in .40 S&W as my duty sidearm, then I sold it. After that I had intermittently missed my Italian beauty. Then, here recently, I ran into a deal. I hadn't seen anyone mention it here about the model 71 imports via Classic Firearms and CIA. But to import these little lovelies they had to make them comply with the Saturday Night Special law. This ended them getting a heinous steel pipe on their nose. But that was only temporary, and so was the sale. Luckily, I was able to snag one for myself. The sights are very small, but better than some other small autos I have seen. I know it's not a beauty queen, but she's a beauty to me. I love shooting it.
 

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Oh yeah..Just about bought one of those at a Local Gun Show last year..Someone had removed the fake suppressor though and did a horrible job at it..I still kinda regret passing it by now..But oh well, there are always more..
 

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Oh yeah..Just about bought one of those at a Local Gun Show last year.. Someone had removed the fake suppressor though and did a horrible job at it..I still kinda regret passing it by now..But oh well, there are always more..
If a person used a small Dremel type tool, with a sanding drum, removing the weld material is easy. Below that is an Allen screw, upon loosening allows the "faux" suppressor to screw right off. The "faux" suppressor actually weights more than the pistol with 2 loaded magazines! HA! It cracks me up, really, and shooting it with that pipe on it is horrid. But most of the pistol is aluminum and very light weight. I did purchase a knurled "thread protector" which I keep on the end of the barrel.
But I will tell you this, regardless of what you have, or don't have, on the barrel, it is loud. Unless you were to put an actual suppressor on it. But the threading is an odd pitch, 1/2x20, so putting a suppressor on it will involve a bit more effort. I found an Uncle Mike's nylon holster for mine, and a guy online who makes (or has) wooden grips for it, it looks great. I really like my Model 71.
 
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