New For 2024: Beretta 30X Series

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posted on March 27, 2024
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Images courtesy of Beretta USA.

As the world’s oldest firearms manufacturer, Beretta has quite a bit of history. Over the years, the company has sought to balance heritage with modern features that today’s firearm enthusiasts want. They have done this by updating some of its classic firearms, like the 92 and Cheetah series, and given these updated models an “X” designation. New for 2024, the company is giving the Tomcat series the “X treatment” with the 30X.

A left-side view of the Beretta 30X pistol with the barrel tipped up.The 30X is based on Beretta’s tip-up barrel, 3032 Tomcat series.

The basis for the 30X is Beretta’s tried-and-true 3032 Tomcat, a micro-compact semi-automatic chambered in .32 ACP. Like the 3032, the 30X has an aluminum-alloy frame and steel slide and barrel. The 30X uses Beretta’s classic tip-up barrel design, a feature the company now calls the “Effortless Loading System (ELS).” To load the 30X, you push a button, the rear of the barrel tips up to expose the chamber and you insert a cartridge. You do not need to rack the slide. This is a feature that Beretta says not only enhances safety, but also allows for those with limited hand strength to easily load the pistol.

Left-side view of the Beretta 30X pistol with the barrel closed.The 30X is available in two configurations, the suppressor-ready Get Home Bag version, and the low-profile Just in Case model (shown).

The 30X introduces several enhancements over the original Tomcat series. Using a double-action/single-action trigger mechanism, the 30X has a skeletonized hammer and “Trident Trigger System” that Beretta claims lightens the trigger pull by 35 percent. A magazine with an extended baseplate adds an extra round of capacity, for a total of eight rounds. The frame has been redesigned for increased durability. Controls and exterior surfaces have been optimized for comfort, including new stocks with Helica texturing.  

A Beretta 30X with a mounted red-dot sight.The Beretta 30X can be made optics-ready through the use of a plate system that replaces the rear sight.

The 30X is available in two models. The 30X Just In Case has a bright finish on both slide and frame. It has an overall length of 5”, a height of 4.3” and weighs 16 ozs. The 30X Get Home Bag has an extended barrel with a threaded muzzle, suppressor-height sights and a black slide finish. It is a quarter of an inch longer and weighs half an ounce more. The pistols can be made optics-ready through the use of a plate system that replaces the rear sight.

The "Get Home" version of the Beretta 30X pistol with a suppressor attached.The Get Home Bag version of the 30X has an extended and threaded barrel and suppressor-height sights.

According to Beretta, the 30X pistols are “redefining pocket concealment with enhanced comfort, unmatched durability, and effortless loading.” Both versions of the Beretta Model 30X have an MSRP of $599. For more information, visit beretta.com.

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