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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwiks draw View Post
    Everybody needs A Beretta.

    I went Beretta Happy with the two Tomcats, the one 81, and models 84&85. The madness stops there. BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB!!
    Yeah, I'm really tempted. I had a Cheetah model 86 (380 w/tip up barrel), and sold that one some time back for a very tidy profit. Currently, I have a standard Cheetah model 87 (22lr) that I bought brand new. I'll keep that one forever. Looked for a model 85BB for a long time, and finally found one, but it was more $$ than I wanted to spend. Now these 81BB's are available for less than $300...…..hmmmmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwiks draw View Post
    Everybody needs A Beretta.

    I went Beretta Happy with the two Tomcats, the one 81, and models 84&85. The madness stops there. BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB!!
    Hmmm...I don't see a Beretta 92 or an M9 on that list...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qwiks draw View Post
    Everybody needs A Beretta.

    I went Beretta Happy with the two Tomcats, the one 81, and models 84&85. The madness stops there. BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB!!

    Hmmm. "Everybody needs a Beretta". You wouldn't happen to be Robert Blake in disguise?
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    Here's mine dressed up with new (slightly used) grips

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    “…democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.'” F.A. Hayek

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    I've mentioned it elsewhere but my model 81 is a PITA to rack, don't know if it's the gun or me, but none of my others are this difficult to get a grip on.

    I recently got a recoil spring from Wolff and it came with a new firing pin spring so I replaced both. Going to shoot it today, but I can't tell a lot of difference between the new and old springs sitting here at home racking the slide. I'll give it a couple of outings to break in.

    Also ordered some wood grips from Thailand, but they're taking their sweet time getting here. 2-3 more weeks I expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubar View Post
    I've mentioned it elsewhere but my model 81 is a PITA to rack, don't know if it's the gun or me, but none of my others are this difficult to get a grip on.

    I recently got a recoil spring from Wolff and it came with a new firing pin spring so I replaced both. Going to shoot it today, but I can't tell a lot of difference between the new and old springs sitting here at home racking the slide. I'll give it a couple of outings to break in.

    Also ordered some wood grips from Thailand, but they're taking their sweet time getting here. 2-3 more weeks I expect.
    My last set ordered from Thailand came faster than I had previously experienced...hmmmm....wood grips you say..
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    Racking does not get better. It is a straight blow back and reducing spring will damage this gun. The only thing that helps is to cock the hammer before you rack. Great gun, fun to shoot and very accurate. I carry an 84bb mostly. The Beretta 86 is the same gun with a tip up barrel so you don't have to rack it unless you want to.
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    I found some grip tape (slide tape?) material I'm going to use on the slide to help with racking, should come today compliments of Amazon. I temporarily put some strips of carpet tape on the slide yesterday and it made it much easier.

    Put 100rnds thru it yesterday, Model 81 shoots just as nice as my 92FS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubar View Post
    I've mentioned it elsewhere but my model 81 is a PITA to rack, don't know if it's the gun or me, but none of my others are this difficult to get a grip on.
    Try a Savage 1907. It's a striker fired 32acp but with a striker spring like the coil springs on ABARTH shock absorbers.
    The next handgun I buy will be the next to last handgun I ever buy!

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    The Beretta 81 not so much I started off collecting the .32 acp ???? no clue Good round for defense close quarters, Beretta 34 started it off then a Cz a lot of WWI and WWII, .32`s some odd ball reason drawn to that caliber
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