I bought my first Tomcat in 2006. Within 6 months the slide came off while shooting 3 different times. After the 3rd time the dealer sent it back to Beretta and they said it was unrepairable and sent me a new one. This was in 2007.No mentioning of a cracked frame. I loved the smallness of the gun for concealed carry. It was accurate. I keep records of the #of rounds I fire. After 136 rounds over the next 8 years the frame is cracked. I sent it back to Beretta to be repaired or send me an Inox Tomcat and I would pay them the cost over my black tomcat. I sent all my shooting records..kind of ammo,etc. They sent it back with a red tag on saying it was unsafe to fire and that they wouldn't repair it. I will call them and also write a letter to their CEO. On many gun blogs I found the same crack problem k,in the frame as my two. The dealer said the Beretta rep even told them where to look. It is a very evident crack you can easily see. I am appaled Beretta doesn't stand by their product and...[Read More]
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I bought a Tomcat for my wife, but before I gave it to her I took it out for a good workout at the range. I shot both round ball and hollow point and did not have a problem, the pistol performed perfectly.I will go along with Tom H. and say that the stove piping etc. is probably caused by limp wristing, the pistol must be held firmly. All in all I really like the pistol and think that it will make a fine defensive firearm for my wife. If you buy one when you first take it out remember to clean the barrel after every 10 or 15 rounds to keep it clean during the break in period. That will help the performance of your new pistol.
I have owned a 3032 tomcat for about 8 months now. It has replaced my other handguns for concealed carry and for basic home defense purposes. As far as 'stovepipes' go, I will ask the reviewers if this occurred on the first round fired. I find that since it is such a small firearm and uses a 'light' caliber round, that folks often underestimate it and fail to grip it tight enough. Since it is a blowback design, and lacks a mechanical extractor, 'limpwristing' will almost always result in a fail to extract (FTE) or fail to feed (FTF) situation. I often fail to grip it tight enough on the first round I fire at the range and get a FTE/FTF situation. It is ALWAYS remedied when I grip it tighter during subsequent rounds. I have been a 'bad boy' and fired fiocchi ammunition that produces 168 lbs/ft muzzle energy (similar to 380 energy levels) in mine. After a couple boxes of this "over-powered" or +P ammo, I still do not have any frame cracks. I have the standard, older model 3032 tomcat wit...[Read More]
My Tomcat is new. I've only shot 50-100 rounds thru it and its been terrible. A lot of FTF problems. I've tried Fiocci hollow points and it gets jammed and wont feed after1 or 2 shots. Privvi ammo (also hollow points) are better but not much. Its frustrating since I also own a Bobcat (.22 LR) and I absolutly love it. Everything about the Bobcat is fabulous, which is why I eagerly bought the Tomcat (for the larger caliber). I emailed Beretta asking them to recommend a specific type of ammo but have not received a reply. Can anyone out there tell me what works in their Tomcat? HELP !!!! I'll keep trying other ammo and even a new magazine but I think this gun is on my "short" list.
My Tomcat 3032 is new and I've only shot has been terrible.
I just bought a used Tomcat 32 and absolutely love it! I am new to handguns and CCW and this fits the bill for everything I wanted in a first CCW. The tip up barrel feature is great in that I can hold a full mag in the gun, without one in the chamber for safer carry...but, simply dropping a round in the barrel allows me to be ready if needed without the worry of forgetting to rack the slide in a sudden situation. Also, when carrying with one in the chamber, the extra protection of the safety feature is great for a first-timer like me. Fits the wallet holsters great and its not seen at all. A friend and I just put 100 rounds thru it at 6-7 yards with no problems with any of the ammo, and the grouping was the diameter of a soda can. And though it has a long pull on the first shot, the remainder of the rounds take little effort against the trigger to get the shot off. And its so incredibly easy to take apart to clean. Absolutely love it! ( its got my Ruger LCP beat hands down! )
I have owned and carried a Tomcat for two years.It was my gun of choice for many reasons. 1. so concealeable no one knows I carry. 2. small enough so you ALWAYS carry. 3. reliable(after 200 rounds broken in not a single ftf or fte in the next 1000 rounds. ANY ammo. 4.It will hit a dinner plate at 15 yards every time. 5. you can disassemble and clean it in 5 minutes. This gun is no joke! Nice features like tip-up barrel and single/double action make this a superb small ccw. I also own an LC9 but find the tomcat shoots smoother and straighter!
Just bought the Tomcat 2 days ago and put over a 150 rounds thru it. No problems at all. I do agree with an earlier review about the plastic pocket pistols. I have a Taurus TCP and while it has the .380 power, I hated the fact it wasn't easy to grip or shoot with large hands. I like the fact that the Tomcat has a thumb lift safety as well. So far, I'm impressed with this little kicker. At 7 and 10 yards, it stayed tightly grouped in head and heart shots and at 15 yards, torso shots were consistent. It's a good "get off me gun" and thats what its intended use is. Overall, its easy to use, easy to conceal and easy to maintain.
Good gun. I prefer the Inox version to the black. No problems so far in about 400 rounds and the accuracy is acceptable for its intended purposes. What does bother me is that people who can't spell and can barely construct a functional paragraph are allowed to own firearms. Scary...
I have owned my 3032 TomCat for over a year. It is accurate, gives enough kick but not too much. It is compat and easily hidden. But it jams every twenty rounds or so using the Magazine that came with the new weapon. I have tried hollowpoint ammo and that is the worst. Now using FMJ rounded tip and still the frequency is bad. A screw has come out of the grip after only 150 rounds. Last week the safety broke and is locked in the "off" position. I have shot no more than 200 rounds through the weapon with these problems. I have zero confidence in the weapon due to jamming and the safety is now useless. To mail it off for inspection and repairs will cost way too much money. Tomorrow I will call HQ customer service in Maryland and see what they can do for me. Two Baretta dealers have told me the gun has been aproblem for Baretta since day one, and that I should return the gun to Baretta and ask for a replacement or for a credit for a new Baretta weapon.
When I read reviews it always amazes me why people will get rid of a gun, when an easy fix can correct the problem. I've owned a Beretta 3032 for years and i never leave home without it. Sure there have been a few problems at first, but they were easily fixed, and you don't have to be a gunsmith. Many people complain about Stove Pipes or Jams. Sometimes this will occure if not broken in properly or the use of European 32acp Ammo. But for the most part, all that is required is a replacement Magazine. I had occasional stove pipes (failure to eject and feed),in 2 our of 4 Factory Magazines. Hummm, I ordered two of the Promag Magazines, one 7round, one 10 round. No more stove pipes, even with Hollow Points. Mags are the biggest cause of Jams. As for the Cracked Frames, I've put over a 1,000 rounds thru mine and no problem. Of course I stick with the Factory Spec's. Keep the Ammo at or under 133 lbs of Energy. As far as it being too big or bulky, Not even. It's a perfect fit in my back pock...[Read More]