View Full Version : That Notorious Tomcat Trigger

Dwight M S
March 15, 2002, 09:57 PM
For the most part, I love my little Tomcat/Alleycat. But after 1000 rounds the single action trigger pull is still too heavy, and I figure the 90 pound double action pull is just there to keep the lawyers away. Now I've read at least one post about someone finding a smith to do a trigger job on his Tomcat. Others say these little pistols are hard and time-consuming to work on, and if smiths charged a fee fair to themselves, it would be prohibitively expensive to the customer. What's the deal here guys? I figure with a five pound s.a. pull, and a useable d.a., the little gun would be a gem. Is anyone out there a smith who has done a good trigger job on a Tomcat, or someone who knows one? How much are they going for?

P.S. I'm disappointed in Beretta for selling us such green fruit.
Dwight M S

George Stringer
March 17, 2002, 07:25 AM
Dwight, I don't know anyone who does trigger work on the Tomcat. I've never been asked to. You might contact Cylinder & Slide. They have a web site but I don't have the address. Just use your search engine. George

Dwight M S
March 17, 2002, 01:10 PM
I contacted C&S. Thanks,

Walt Sherrill
March 17, 2002, 05:05 PM
Apparently, most gunsmiths who have done a trigger job on the Tomcat refuse to do a second job: too much work for the amount they can charge.

The guns are apparently hard to get apart, hard to work with, etc.

I remember reading one of the AGI articles a while back in which Teddy Jacobsen railed about how big a pain in the butt the Tomcat was.

I had one of the first ones out, and after about 1,000 rounds the trigger was getting pretty good. Then it broke, and broke, was replaced by Beretta (took three months), broke again, and again, and got fixed and traded.

Dwight M S
March 18, 2002, 12:14 PM
Thanks Walt,
No, after 1000 rounds the single action pull isn't too bad. I can live with it. But I'll always use the pistol as a SA, as the DA is atrocious.