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Beretta jetfire
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Got to shoot one of my recent gunshow purchases today. Beretta 950 jetfire in .25acp. I ran 100rds of PPU 50gr fmj through it and had one FTF. The round got hung up on the feed ramp. With the tip up barrel it was very easy to clear. The sights are minuscule on it and were pretty hard to pick up for me. It shot a little low using the sights to the best of my abilities. Groups at 7yds were in the 2-3" range when I slow fired and tried to aim with the little sights. At 15yds they opened up pretty bad. The tiny sights and short radius definitely become an issue at this range. I could still keep it on the paper, but that was about it.

I personally like it for what it is. It is very very small and easy to conceal just about anywhere. The single action trigger makes it easy to control. For short ranges it is pretty accurate. I did a couple draw and fire drills from my front pocket and at close range it will pepper center mass easily. I'll wait and see on reliability until I can run some different ammo through it and give it a good cleaning and oil (I didn't do anything besides take it out of the box and load it up). Lack of lubrication may have contributed to the FTF that I had. This might find a home in my front pocket as a BUG occasionally.
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Slow fire at 7yds.

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15yds, Starting to reach the limitations of the sights a little
for me.

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5-7yds practicing draw and some rapid fire. Once I got comfortable it grouped pretty well for such a tiny gun. The last mag I fired I drew took a second to aim and emptied the whole thing in to the head area of the target at 7yds. I was pleasantly suprised when I saw they all hit home.



One last thought on range safety. This was shot at my fathers private range at his house. I stopped by to quickly fire off my new addition and run a couple mags through my EDC. I didn't bring my range bag so I grabbed a pair of ear plugs that I keep in my glove box hung a target and shot away. I neglected to bring my shooting glasses so I just didn't worry about it. Dumb move! The last mag I ran threw my Star that I carry I had a hot piece of 9mm brass come back at a weird angle and smack me right between the eyes. An inch to the left or right and It might have done some serious damage. Really makes you think about the discussions we have had on here about complacency and how accidents like ND's happen to people who have been shooting a pretty long time. I preach eyes and ears at all times to new shooters all the time and I just broke that rule myself. Not really a terrible sin, but I should know better and I almost paid a consequence for it.
RL Suehr, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Aug 2013.
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Interesting stamp.
I wonder if that's the same FI Industries (Washington D.C.) that made my FI Model D .380?

I didn't know Beretta made any pistols in the US that long ago.
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That's the pistol that has the barrel hinge in the front that allows you to lift the chamber up out to load/unload the chamber correct?

Neat little gun. How hard is it to feed?
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Emptymag;159131 Wrote:Interesting stamp.
I wonder if that's the same FI Industries (Washington D.C.) that made my FI Model D .380?

I didn't know Beretta made any pistols in the US that long ago.

I believe beretta started US production in '77. This one was minted in'79. I believe it was made at the md plant. Not positive though.

Mr_Gixxer;159132 Wrote:That's the pistol that has the barrel hinge in the front that allows you to lift the chamber up out to load/unload the chamber correct?

Neat little gun. How hard is it to feed?

Yeah, it has the tip up barrel. Ammo is around for it. I picked up two boxes at Harrisburg with it. It's pricey for a little round. I paid @ $38 for 2 at the show. I can find it online for @ $15 a box.
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You definitely have my interest. Doing a little research I noticed people have done suppressed 950s. How cool is THAT?!

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Mr_Gixxer;159146 Wrote:You definitely have my interest. Doing a little research I noticed people have done suppressed 950s. How cool is THAT?!

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Now there's a thoughtWink. .25acp is a subsonic round. Looks like it could be fun.
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My Dad has one of these... but he bought it back in the 60's while on liberty in Italy. Been sitting in his safe all these years. The instruction booklet is in Italian... I've been trying to convince him to give it to me.
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That was my third gun.........got it in nickle and had to send it back to Beretta.

The plating was coming off of the slide and under the barrel...lol

Had a I belive DeSantis wallet holster for it.

Great little gun, and pretty reliable.

Enjoy your new family member Smile
There is no Liberty without Law.
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My front left-pocket secondary is its, 'big brother' a Beretta Model 3032, 'Tomcat'. It, also, has a tip-up barrel; and, for what it is, it's very easy to shoot straight. I suspect this is due to the extra-wide backstrap and the additional control it offers.

Of the several backup pistols (secondaries) I carry I've found the Beretta, 'Tomcat' to be the easiest to transition down to from a full-size handgun. Why? Because it feels the same against the web of my hand; and, consequently, I'm able to more easily hold onto the POI.

My only regret? I bought the anodized blue model. I should have traded it in on a titanium model while they were still offered for sale. The titanium model was expensive; nevertheless, because I use this little pistol so often I should 'a just spent the money and gone for it. (Ain't hindsight grand!) Rolleyes
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Stinger;159723 Wrote:My front left-pocket secondary is its, 'big brother' a Beretta Model 3032, 'Tomcat'. It, also, has a tip-up barrel; and, for what it is, it's very easy to shoot straight. I suspect this is due to the extra-wide backstrap and the additional control it offers.

Of the several backup pistols (secondaries) I carry I've found the Beretta, 'Tomcat' to be the easiest to transition down to from a full-size handgun. Why? Because it feels the same against the web of my hand; and, consequently, I'm able to more easily hold onto the POI.

My only regret? I bought the anodized blue model. I should have traded it in on a titanium model while they were still offered for sale. The titanium model was expensive; nevertheless, because I use this little pistol so often I should 'a just spent the money and gone for it. (Ain't hindsight grand!) Rolleyes


I'd love to find a good deal on an Inox Tomcat. It isn't really on my short list or anything, but I like the feel of the pistol. Someday I'm sure I'll end up owning one.
RL Suehr, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Aug 2013.
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