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Old July 26, 2013, 02:11 PM   #26
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Beretta bobcat jam issue

This is an excellent gun. It is very well made. The trigger is
Quite good, tip up barrel is cool. like every pistol made, it has
A break in period. Yes, it has a very stiff slide spring and no
Extractor. after 500 to a 1000 rounds, this gun will eat many .22
ammo brands with ease. Everyone on the web complains about
Fte and ftf. If you have 7 rounds in the mag, the chance of this
Is increased by 60 percent. The magazine has too much pressure
From the spring with 7 rounds in the mag. I recommend 5 or
6 rounds in the mag. The stovepipe issue and the round getting
Stuck on the top of the slide will cease. it's that 7 th round
That causes the problem. I had these problems
And now there gone.
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Old July 26, 2013, 02:54 PM   #27
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LOL, I love it when people dig deeeeep into the archives and then post as though it's a current conversation. This thread was started 6 years ago, then a newbie bumped it 3 years ago, and now, 3 years later a new newbie bumped it again.

Kinda made me laugh.
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Old July 26, 2013, 05:18 PM   #28
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I had one that I loved. It was heavier and thicker than my lcp and shot an inferior round....but it had CLASS. And mine was very reliable so long as it was kept clean...like all pocket autos
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Old July 26, 2013, 09:31 PM   #29
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Was it heavier than your LCP when LOADED?
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Old July 26, 2013, 09:57 PM   #30
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I have a Minx, basically like the Bobcat but SA and fires .22 Shorts only. Got it used, so it was already broken in. I've been surprised at how reliable and jam-proof it's been: the only issues have been one jam when my thumb got hit by the slide and kept it from cycling properly, and two rounds (out of maybe 100 or 150) of 50-year-old ammunition that failed to fire on the first strike. One of these (last round in the box) was waxy and sticky and with no extractor it wouldn't come out of the chamber, which did make me wish there had been an extractor - I had to carry it home from the range with the barrel tilted up with that live round still inside. Now I keep a piece of a bamboo chopstick in the case with the gun in case it happens again .... but it's very unlikely, except for that one sticky old shell they will generally just fall out if you pop the barrel up. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Bobcat at a reasonable price.
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Old July 27, 2013, 05:36 AM   #31
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get yourself the Taurus PT22 polymer - same features (tip-up barrel), lighter due to polymer frame, better suited for SD due to DAO trigger...
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Old July 27, 2013, 07:27 AM   #32
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Did you guys pick up that this thread is 6 years old?
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Old July 27, 2013, 10:10 AM   #33
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It's an ammo issue

I have a Beretta Minx and was ready to toss it in the trash...Then I read a post on the ammo.....a lot of .22 ammo is under 1000 FPS, and that will not cycle property. It will shoot reliably any high velocity ammo over 1000 FPS. I went the CCIs and never had a misfire after that. Great little gun.
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Old July 27, 2013, 10:56 AM   #34
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Threads don't really expire. .sometimes the info and questions still have value, or guys just like to bring the topic up again. I wouldn't let it bother you.

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Old September 6, 2013, 12:40 AM   #35
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Old September 6, 2013, 12:47 AM   #36
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It will be reliable if a good ammo is used. Lots of people's problems with .22 semi autos are shooting cheap bulk ammo through them.
I learned a long time ago that if I shoot CCI Mini Mags or Stingers through my .22 semi auto pistols, they run great. And that is with any brand of .22 pistol I've owned. Sure, they are more expensive than bulk ammo, but they are good quality ammo and reliable.
The only guns I've had great luck running cheap bulk .22 ammo through are a Ruger 10/22 and .22 bolt action rifles.
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Old September 6, 2013, 08:22 AM   #37
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I just bought a 21A for my wife. I bought because of it's quality and reliability reputation. It is just that. But, function with bulk ammo is not good. I also have an American Arms PX22, Walther style that is not function reliable with bulk ammo either. But, using high-vel ammo, especially CCI Stinger both are 100% reliable. Only downside is finding the ammo to buy, we have to limit practice.
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Old September 7, 2013, 04:19 PM   #38
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I have to take back what I said about my wifes Beretta 21A and bulk ammo. I had said the bulk stuff did not function reliably in this gun. That was during the initial shoot/break in. Today I got it out and tried the bulk again. Surprise it functioned perfectly with nary a glitch. I guess the break-in did it's job.
I'll try again later in my American Arms Walther style PX22.
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Old February 23, 2014, 09:35 AM   #39
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Hey, let's resurrect this thread for 2014! I love my Bobcat and Minx! They love CCI Mini Mags!
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Old February 23, 2014, 01:48 PM   #40
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ME TOO! =
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