NRA Gun of the Week: Beretta 21A Bobcat

The Italian-designed Beretta 21A Bobcat is an ultra-compact, semi-automatic double-action handgun chambered for .22 Long Rifle. The Bobcat operates like a traditional, fixed-barrel self-loader would, but its designers included a tip-up barrel. The barrel unlocks by the flick of a frame-mounted lever—making for a gun that is quick and safe to load or unload, which is appealing to folks with limited dexterity. A double-action trigger with a manual safety is also included and its function, when in the safe position, locks the slide from rearward movement. To learn more about the U.S.-made Beretta 21A Bobcat, check out this NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by American Rifleman's Brian Sheetz.

Manufacturer: Beretta U.S.A. Corp.
Action Type: direct-blowback-operated (fixed barrel), rimfire semi-automatic pistol
Chambering: .22 Long Rifle
Slide: steel
Frame: aluminum
Barrel: 2.4”; tip-up style
Trigger: double-action, 11-lb. pull; single-action, 4-lb., 12-oz. pull
Weight: 11.8 ozs.
Sights: fixed; notch rear, blade front
Magazine: seven-round detachable box
MSRP: $410; Inox (stainless) models only

Additional Reading:
Hemingway's Beretta





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