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Beretta 3032 Tomcat Reviews

Postby DrDanO » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:22 am

I bought this fine little pistol for my daughter because of its flip up barrel. She doesnt have strong hands so this works great for her. I also like a manual safety for her. I liked it so much I bought one for my wife... but I take it to the range more than she does. Nice pistol.
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Postby Woody » Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:16 pm

Perfect pocket gun. Shoots straight, reliable - no jams no matter what ammo I pump through it. I wouldnt change a thing. Its meant to get me out of trouble, its not a gun meant to shoot all day. My highest recomendation for this one.
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Postby PPP » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:11 pm

I purchased my Tomcat last evening for $350 at Gander Mountain. The only ammo available were Gold Dot Hollow Points, 60 grains. I want these for carry ammo but had to shoot one today. Wow! I didnt use earplugs and got a nice ring for awhile. Very powerful and a large hole in my sheetmetal target 25 away. I am very thrilled to have a small, powerful auto to carry and all of your comments made the decision for me. Thanks to all the Tomcat owners who poster here.
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Postby radio_relay » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:30 am

Ive had my 3032 Tomcat for about 7 years. Ive fired hundreds of rounds with it, but Ive never been able to get through an entire 7 round clip without a failure to feed. Ive tried everything. Many different types of ammo, changed magazines, cleaned it and left dry, cleaned it and oiled to the max, didnt clean it, tap the magazines, etc.... It still fails to feed after the second or third round fired. The only time I can get it to NOT have a failure to feed is if I only put four or five rounds in the magazine. So when I carry it concealed, I never have a full clip in it.... Other than that, I like it. Its easy to conceal (I have a hip pocket holster that conceals it beautifully, and also keeps it handy for ready access). It has great stopping power with hollow points. Its also pretty accurate.... Perhaps the newer Tomcats perform better. I dont know. Im not that great a shot, and probably would be an even worse shot in a situation where I would need a firearm. I want to carry a pistol that I can rely on to keep fireing if I miss the first time. I dont feel that my Tomcat will do that, and is not reliable enough to bet my life on.
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Postby Stan89031 » Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:39 pm

Hard to aim (almost no sites), and hurts my hand when firing. Even with a small hand, the gun feels wrong. Yes, I know its a last ditch gun but for the price it should feel better to shoot than the Taurus clone. Sorry I bought it, hope I can sell it for a reasonable amount.
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Postby Lawman » Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:42 pm

Bought it, love it! Have had it about two months and have not had any problems at all. Fits in a pocket very well and is a powerful little pistol. Not a 44 mag, but for what it is ... its great!
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Postby PPP » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:43 pm

Just got back from the range. I shot yesterday and today. Im over 150 rounds now. At 30 the gun shoots low and to the left. I get groups of 4-6 off-hand. Shooting from a bench did no better. I compensated by aiming high and to the right and they shots centered better. No jams. It also knicks my trigger finger after some shots. I have large hands. I may put some foam on the guard and try it. I love the gun. I am pleased with the concealment factor and protection at close range. Ill be shooting at 15 at my home range and see how it shoots.
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Postby baobab » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:34 pm

I was very sceptical at first, never had anything less than 9mm, but needed something smaller for concealed carry. Came from the range today and very happy with this little gun, consistently within 2-3 inches at 15 yards, given the fact that I never shoot it before consider it for myself as good. Grades: concealment - A+, accuracy for the size - A, home defense - N/A, personal defense as concealed - B (some ppl would not rate this high, however 8 shots at 7 yards within 4-5 seconds have a good stopping power). Overall rating is A.
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Postby RAFA45 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:32 pm

I picked up an Inox model and noticed right away it is thicker than the regular Tomcat. Neither model Tomcat is a thin gun compared to my keltec p3at, but they fill your hand nicely and with the DA/SA capability are excellent shooters for quick and accurate bullet placement. I also have a Bobcat whic h I have broken in nicely and hope my Tomcats triggger breaks in as smooth as Bobcat has. One cool thing about having both of these pistols is cheap pracice cost with the 22lr and very similar feel of the two guns. The Tomcat has had zero malfunction since day one and shoots any thing you can load in the mag. Overall good quality pocket gun some are smaller , lighter and come in larger calibers but this gun feels good and the Inox model is very low maintainence even when other guns become affected by humid climates.
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Postby dtcmac » Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:48 am

I couldnt wait to get to this page and read the reviews on the Tomcat .32. It is just what I thought it would be. GOOD/GREAT. I have the 96S .40 that I carry for work. I have qualified several times with this Beretta at approx. 300 rounds per qual. and never a jam or stove pipe. That is what I was hoping to find with the Tomcat, and it looks like I did. Ill buy one tomorrow. tx for the input
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