In the almost five-year-old mousegun thread, it seems that no one mentioned the .32ACP Beretta Tomcat. Am I the only bozo who owns one?:???:
Mine hasn't cracked yet. I've shot mostly Winchester Silvertip through it, usually after it's due for an ammo change. The Tomcat is a bit fat, like all the double action Beretta pocket pistols, and lately sits home while the TCP fills my pocket, but considering the time they've been in production I thought more folks would own one.The early Tomcats suffered from broken slide issues in the blued versions. It took a couple of years for those that were in the system were repaired with modified slides. They are a little larger than many other .32 ACP handguns in the CCW role. It's a matter of choice today, not the ability of the gun.
Someone needs to translate that into Italian and forward it to Beretta's engineering staff.SAAMI pressures for the two are...
.32 ACP = 20,500 PSI
.380 ACP = 21,500 PSI
Not enough of a difference to make major modifications on the existing Tom Cat chasis.
There's very little diffence in terminal performance on the street, but .380 ammo is more readily available due to it's popularity here.
It's more than likely due to the Bobcat, Tomcat, and Cheetah all being blowback pistols. Little TCPs, LCPs, P3ATs, etc. are locked breech pistols.