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Small Concealed Carry – the Bobcat 21, .22.

Beretta Bobcat .22 & .32 Tomcat – The Perfect Ladies Gun

UPDATED REVIEW, Oct. 1, 2012 – now negative. See here.

Bobcat32 300x300 Beretta Bobcat   The Perfect Pocket GunAt Nesbit Guns,  Jeff Nesbit showed me a little Beretta 21 Bobcat .22 LR Matte Black with a break front loader,  for under $300, which might be the perfect concealed carry for the ladies. It  is smaller than the Bersa and would fit in a pant’s pocket without much problem. It also has a safety. The advantage of the break front semi-automatic pistol is that there is no slide action. Our lady friends, who find a slide on a pistol difficult, can breach load this pistol with no problems.   It would also be a handy pocket gun for any guy who wants less bulk but immediate access to a concealed carry weapon. At a little under 2.5 inches of barrel length, it is smaller than many smart phones.

Dick Nesbit informed me that the .22 caliber high-velocity long cartridge may even be more dangerous and better for protection that the .32.  ”I’ve seen a .32 bounce off a heavy leather jacket, while a .22 long will go right through.”

We had a little trouble with the ease of the safety switch on the initial batch of Bobcats, and Jeff had to send them back, but the next round, especially the Inox finish (stainless look pictured above) was the smoothest of them all. It is a little more expensive, but may be worth it for those who like that smart look. 779 big 1 340P 340P Beretta Bobcat   The Perfect Pocket Gun

Model Caliber Magazine Capacity Action Total Length (mm/inch) Barrel Length (mm/inch) Total Thickness (mm/inch) Total Height (mm/inch) Sight Radius (mm/inch) Weight Unloaded (gr/oz)
3032 Tomcat Inox 7.65 7 Single/Double 125/4.9 61/2.4 28/1.1 95/3.7 84/3.3 410/14.5
Model Caliber Magazine Capacity Action Total Length (mm/inch) Barrel Length (mm/inch) Total Thickness (mm/inch) Total Height (mm/inch) Sight Radius (mm/inch) Weight Unloaded (gr/oz)
21 A Bobcat 6.35 8 Single/Double 125/4.9 61/2.4 28/1.1 94/3.7 88/3.5 325/11.5
21 A Bobcat 22LR 7 Single/Double 125/4.9 61/2.4 28/1.1 94/3.7 88/3.5 335/11.8
21 Bobcat Inox 22LR 7 Singola/Doppia 125/4.9 61/2.4 28/1.1 94/3.7 88/3.5 335/11.8
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2 comments on “Small Concealed Carry – the Bobcat 21, .22.

  1. […] if the higher caliber versions (.25 and .32 Tomcat) are more reliable due to increased powder. My previous hopeful "review" is here. if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "115640" }); […]

  2. I have had the same problems with jamming and failure to feed as well as failure to extract spent casings. The problems persist even when using the recommended brands of ammunition. Problem not as bad when loading only 6 in the magazine and one in the chamber. That leaves me totally disappointed and unsure about using the Bobcat as a pocket protection weapon.

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