Beretta Jetfire broken safety


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JeffCinSac
November 22, 2006, 09:41 PM
I bought a used Jetfire a few months ago, sight unseen, and discovered upon picking up the pistol that the safety was stuck in the "off" position. I tried to force it to move, and all I succeeded in doing was causing some microscopic spring to break and the safety lever to come flying out of the frame. Rats.

I then brought the pistol to a local gunsmith recommended independently by two gun shops. It took him almost a month to repair the safety, but when I picked up the pistol a few weeks ago, everything appeared to work perfectly - the safety clicked on and off crisply, and worked great. I brought the pistol to the range and put exactly 50 rounds through it. This evening, I was getting ready to clean some other pistols and took to playing with the Jetfire (it's just so cute). I discovered that the safety is stuck in the "off" position again. :cuss:

I'm very frustrated, and am unsure what to do. I will bring it back to the smith and ask him to repair the pistol again (he better not try to charge me again), but I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem. Did I get a lemon, or is this a problem with the design? Should a local smith be able to repair this, or would something like this have to be returned to Beretta?

Thanks,

-J

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Ironballs
November 23, 2006, 06:46 PM
just to be sure, you know the safety wont engage (up) unless the hammer is cocked back..

-and no, i have never herd of this issue before..

JeffCinSac
November 23, 2006, 07:24 PM
Yup, hammer back, safety stuck in "off" position.

-J

Manedwolf
November 23, 2006, 08:17 PM
I've never heard of anything like that myself, with one. It sounds like someone might have improperly detail-stripped it before you got it, and/or the smith might have repeated the same mistake?

Was the smith a "Beretta Certified Armorer"? If not, I'd suggest taking it to one that is...they'll have more direct contact with the company if they can't figure it out. That it took a month for them to "fix" it the first time makes me suspect they might not have been a certified sort.

If a shop has Beretta Certified service, in my experience, they'll have a sign or at least a sticker in the window saying so, with the Beretta three-arrows logo.

Or just sent it off to Beretta itself, yes. Their repair shipping info is at http://berettausa.com/customer/request_service.cfm

JeffCinSac
November 24, 2006, 06:21 PM
I guess I'm sorta glad it's just mine, and not an endemic problem with these little pistols, because I sure like it otherwise.

I'll give this smith one more chance at it, assuming he agrees to try again at no additional charge. After that, I'm shipping it to Beretta.

Thanks,

-J

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