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Old 02-12-2018, 09:53 AM   #1
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Beretta / Taurus mini-22's...?

Anyone put a lot of rounds thru a little beretta 21a or the similar Taurus? I have one (really, my wife does) but in the course of about 30 years it probably only has 3-4k rounds thru it; not a ton at all for that long a life.

I had someone ask me about their expected longevity, and am curious about long-term reliability and longevity. The one we have has been fine reliability-wise, with both the factory barrel and the extended barrel for suppressed use. Just was curious about how they tend to hold up if someone were to shoot them a bunch.
 
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suppressed? Not with screen wire an duct tape I hope!
 
Old 02-12-2018, 05:16 PM   #3
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suppressed? Not with screen wire an duct tape I hope!
No.
 
 
Old 02-12-2018, 05:39 PM   #4
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Yours most likely was not made with a dremel either!
 
Old 02-12-2018, 05:43 PM   #5
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Back to the Beretta, had one years ago, worked great but never shot it a lot, just a little small in my hands.
 
Old 02-13-2018, 04:20 AM   #6
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I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked. I was initially leery of it; but my wife said she wanted one after seeing one that her cousin had, so we tried it.

I really expected it to be finicky & twitchy, primarily because it has no extractor whatsoever, but it's surprisingly reliable with most ammo I've tried in it.
 
Old 02-13-2018, 06:04 AM   #7
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Every Wednesday morning since I got a seasonal membership at the local indoor gun club I generally put down range about 200-250 rds of .38 Spl and 100 rds of .22 LR through my Beretta M71. I've had the .22 for about 5 years now and this is probably the most ammo I have ever put through it. It wasn't pretty when I bought it, previous owners definitely made use of it, but at 10 yds it still gives a nice tight group.
 
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I have the Taurus PT22 which I also bought for my Wife. No Go there. She could never operate the slid, which you don't need to do to shoot it, but it made her dislike it. She also was wildly inaccurate with it. I thought it shot OK, for a me to you gun. Altogether maybe 200 rounds through it, I always use High Velocity rounds, and I don't recall any misfires. Pretty useless now that there's the LCP which is actually smaller over all.
 
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I kinda liked the Walther TP22 don't have one anymore but found a mag in the parts box.
 
Old 02-16-2018, 10:13 PM   #10
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they are very touchy about how well their chamber walls are polished. They lack an extractor, so I dont trust them. Joe knows damned well that my cans all thread on, and he also has shot them enough to know that they work quite well. he's as a felon as I am. he just lies about it, that's all.

The .22lr is for practicing, then carry hot loads in a P32 or P3At, if tiny and lw is your thing. Quality control has sunk so low with .22lr ammo that I'd never trust it for anythng serious, unless I'd testfired 400 rds of THAT carton of ammo, in THAT gun, with all the mags. I have no use for guns that lack good sights, with at least luminous paint on the sights, and preferably, tritium inserts. The M21, once you add the silencer, the steel cap on the slide, the extractor, and real sights, is a great trail gun. But for defense, you're way ahead with one of the locked breech 380s, but not the Sig. Sig's customer service is non-existent. No email and they never answer their phone. you'll sit on hold for hours and still never talk to a soul, can't leave a voice mail. They just totally suck. I can't say that I've had any M21 long enough to shoot it more than John's wife has. But I dont see any reason to shoot it that much, and if a mere practice gun malfunctions now and then, so what?
 
Old 02-17-2018, 08:27 AM   #11
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I think what is left of your brain has finally burned itself out.
 
Old 02-17-2018, 09:31 AM   #12
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How would Melvin, know about any firearms companies customer service first hand, he is a felon?
 
Old 02-17-2018, 10:44 AM   #13
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Thinks he knows everything in the world an just spouts off about things he read an can only dream about. Should be banned from the internet an put someplace alone where he can babble just to himself.
 
Old 02-17-2018, 11:17 AM   #14
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I'm curious to know how "wifey" is doing with her nursing degree an shooting
 
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Melvin's got a point about .22's for self defense, although for some it's pretty much all they can handle with recoil and strength problems. Browning, CCI, and Remington Golden Bullet's seem to have the smallest amount of misfires, but any of them can. What startled me recently was a .45 Golden Sabre misfire in my Son's XD. I tried it in my Glock 21, no go. Bad primer. So it can happen in center fire too. Tap, Rack, Target.
 
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...The M21, once you add the silencer, the steel cap on the slide, the extractor, and real sights, is a great trail gun...
Steel cap on the slide? Not following.
 
Old 02-18-2018, 01:37 PM   #17
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If your not following that, read the "When I got snitched out post".
 
Old 02-19-2018, 08:05 AM   #18
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I'm sure that as we get older, we will all reach the age where serious consideration is given to using a .22 as a defensive firearm, I just haven't reached it yet.
 
Old 02-19-2018, 08:33 AM   #19
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Not when there is better calibers available!
 
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Actually, one of the guys I know who knows the most about building firearms is a felon and a machinist. (He was a machinist before he became a felon.)

Being a felon is why he knows so much about machining firearms.

That's not the case here, though.
 
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