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xxsleepyxx
07-16-2010, 11:18 PM
Anyone have 500 or 1000+ trouble free rounds with this gun? I know Turners is heavily promoting this item so was wondering if anyone has success with the newer models?

faterikcartman
07-17-2010, 12:33 AM
I think my wife has a Tomcat back in the safe somewhere. Been years since either of us has found a reason or desire to shoot it. Not sure how many rounds down range. YMMV.

jdg30
07-17-2010, 6:34 AM
I would not count on a Tomcat 3032 as a reliable gun. I used to have one several years back and it was the first gun that I was happy (actually overjoyed) to get rid of. I shot a couple hundred rounds through it total and it had many jams during that period. I tried several different types of ammo and had 3 factory magazines for it and none of that made a difference. It did seem to work a little better with hotter ammo but was still not 100%.

I bought the gun back then because it looked like a cool little gun, and it was until I actually shot it and had malfunctions. If I were you, I would look around and there will be a lot better options for reliability out there. The only thing I would use a Tomcat 3032 for is maybe plinking but I would not trust it to save my life.

OneSevenDeuce
07-17-2010, 9:10 AM
I think a relative of mine has one. It's a tiny little Beretta .22 pocket pistol, right? Magazine/barrel loader? Yeah, I wouldn't trust my life to that thing. Thankfully this relative also has a .357

bwolcott
07-17-2010, 9:17 AM
they are really reliable nowadays, I dont know how they were in the past though

WileyWilly
07-17-2010, 10:41 AM
I had one that I just sold. It fit my hand (small hands) very well and was in my back pocket when I answered the door. I would have kept it but I found a Colt Mustang that has taken it's place. I bought it new and probably ran through about 600+ rounds with no trouble. I paid attention to the instructions that came with the gun that said not to use any ammo that produced over 130 Lbs/Ft at the muzzle.
WW

littlejake
07-17-2010, 1:49 PM
I think a relative of mine has one. It's a tiny little Beretta .22 pocket pistol, right? Magazine/barrel loader? Yeah, I wouldn't trust my life to that thing. Thankfully this relative also has a .357

That .22 would be a model 21A like this --
http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad76/NETTUEMsc4V92qMY/Beretta%20M21%2022LR/Beretta_M21A_22LR035.jpg

Nice little plinker; but I would not rely on either the 3032 or the 21A a a defense gun.

These do not have positive extraction -- they depend on blowback to push the fired case with the slide.

xxsleepyxx
07-17-2010, 3:09 PM
600+ I am surprised

OneSevenDeuce
07-17-2010, 3:11 PM
These do not have positive extraction -- they depend on blowback to push the fired case with the slide.

That's what it looked like to me when I took a look at it. Might be fun to have, but yeah, not for anything serious.

jermedic
07-17-2010, 10:04 PM
I have one. got it a few years back and the frame cracked in half in less than 60 rounds. It also would not fire a full mag without a jam. On top of that Beretta's customer service is crap, so I now have a Tomcat paperweight. I would never reccomend it as a range gun, let alone a self defense weapon.

jvpark
07-18-2010, 8:04 AM
I have a stainless version and it shoots like butter. Never had an ejection problem and very reliable. Great gun

Diabolus
07-18-2010, 9:39 AM
jam central

jptsr1
07-18-2010, 9:46 AM
interesting, i had a little tomcat back when i was in college and i dont remember having any problems with it. i didnt put heavy rounds through it but i'd say i had at least 500 down range.