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107102 No. 107102 ID: 866d6d
The Beretta 81. A double stack .32ACP blowback DA/SA sized like a Beretta 92 left in the dryer too long, but with the safety on the frame as God intended.
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>> No. 107103 ID: 866d6d
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The .380 Beretta 84 is pretty common, as is the single stack .380 85, but the .32ACPs are hard to find. I stumbled into this thing at Sarco for under $200 and jumped on it, even though I live in NJ and had to get a separate pistol permit. The ones that pop up on Gunbroker go for a lot more.
>> No. 107104 ID: 866d6d
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The sights are uselessly small. The front is fixed, as is typical for Beretta, but the rear can be swapped out. I'll probably paint the front post to make it a little easier to pick up. When you get the sights lined up, it's pretty accurate.
>> No. 107105 ID: 866d6d
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The serrated trigger is pretty good - smooth, modestly heavy DA, and a pretty light SA with a short reset. It's not that much worse than my tricked out CZ SP01, and similar to a non-SRT SIG or S&W 59xx. The 'AD' stamp ahead of the trigger guard means this is from 1978.
>> No. 107106 ID: 866d6d
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The Beretta with my 1992 CZ75. It's small, but not pocket sized. If it was a locked breech 9mm, rather than a .32ACP pop gun, it would be a fantastic carry gun. As is, it's a range toy with modest recoil and reasonable ammo costs.
>> No. 107108 ID: c3b8cf
>reasonable ammo costs.
I have found .32ACP FMJ to be all over the place when it comes to cost. I've seen it anywhere from $10 to $25+ a box, for the same exact brands from different places online and in stores.
>> No. 107109 ID: 866d6d
The local shops near me are ~$18 a box. Not terrible, but buying a case online drops the price to $0.25/round, which isn't much worse than 9mm.
>> No. 107110 ID: 22ba7a
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Despite the old safety and magazine follower slide hold-open, the 1934 is a bit of a gem in my heart, weebness aside. This model has a bit of a longer hairdoo because of fucking leaf laws. Either way, there's plenty to like here. The pinky hook is super comfy and stylish, and it's a pretty sleek design in many ways.

The trigger is kinda heavy but it is short but it breaks well and this gun can be shot very accurately despite the notch sights. In terms of recoil, it's pretty mild and feels like a little blow from a plastic hammer, sharp and smooth but not painful even after a lot of rounds.
>> No. 107112 ID: 22ba7a
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One of my favorite things about the 1934 is the elegance of its design in a mechanical way. I keep taking it apart and thinking "simply genius".

I've detailed it a few times and it's always an impressive sight. You can disassemble this next to a modern simple pistol and you can compare them. The 1934's design was done by hand and manages to be elegance in simplicity, not in a crude way, but in a sophisticated "I can perform all these complicated tasks with only two or three carefully and thoughtfully designed parts".

It's a bit like that extremely smart and well-educated fellow that speaks rarely, but what few words he does say are of vital importance and poetic brilliance.
>> No. 107143 ID: 866d6d
That looks a bit simpler than my 81, but I bet it has fewer parts when detail stripped. The 81 parts list has a bunch of fiddly bits when you take it down all the way.
>> No. 107144 ID: 22ba7a
Probably to give it more features. The 1934 is pretty old-fashioned, as nice as it is to look at how everything works as a whole, it really isn't a gun with creature comforts like we're used to.

For example.

The safety requires a 180 degree rotation from engaged to disengaged, when the safety is engaged, it'll hold the slide open. The safety also receives the recoil spring so the safety can be removed when the slide assembly is removed.

I think it would be quite a feat to have features like a modern pistol while keeping the absolute minimum part count like the 1934 does. I'll post more pics next month once my shit is sorted out. I regret not doing more photography previously, I'm a little between apartments and stuff.
>> No. 107154 ID: 2c9a4e
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My Ruger Mk. IIIs don't suck to shoot.

Since removing the loaded chamber indicator on my 22/45 Mk III, and giving it a good cleaning, I took it to the range and ran an entire 550 round bulk pack of Federal hollowpoints (now occasionally on shelves at Wal-Mart locally) through it as fast as I could load mags and dump rounds at a B27. 549 fed, fired, cycled, extracted, and ejected without problems of any sort. One round was a dud that had a good looking firing pin impression, and went on the second try. I've had centerfire semiauto pistols less reliable than this.
>> No. 107155 ID: 22ba7a
Seconded, Ruger MKwhatever pistols are best value/money for .22LR blowbacks. Hands down.
>> No. 107156 ID: f2172d
Still prefer the Browning Buckmark slightly above the Ruger Mk series.
>> No. 107157 ID: f2172d
I recently compared my S&W 41 side by side against a Ruger Mk IV Competition. The Ruger was nice, but the 41 simply has a better trigger.
>> No. 107159 ID: aaf1f1
God tier mkiii 22\45 Hunter with VQ trigger easy disassembly kit and drop free mag mod
>> No. 107161 ID: 866d6d
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.22LRs are cheating. If we're including them, my Kadet kit is the shit.

That's also cheating. The Model 41 is the Registered Magnum of .22LR target pistols.
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