The Beretta U22 Neos


October 27, 2007, 05:43 PM
What do people think of the Beretta U22 Neos? Share some experiences or informed opinions about the accuracy, reliability, maintenance, etc.

Here is a picture of the handgun.

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October 27, 2007, 05:45 PM
it's not bad, but feels kinda like a toy. I like my smith and wesson 22A better and they are about the same price.

Can't really go wrong with either

October 27, 2007, 05:57 PM
My father-in-law has one it is a nice shooter, it was a little un-comfortable in my big hands, but shoots straight and without jam with the 3 different ammos I fed it. I like the Browning Buckmark better, I tyhink the neos is a little ulgy.

October 27, 2007, 06:12 PM
I might be tempted to buy one myself in about a year. I like Berettas new stuff because its so easy to disassemble and clean. How are the sights on one?

October 27, 2007, 06:27 PM
The sights are pretty good, but the Neos really shines when you mount a Red Dot optic on it. That and the fact CDNN has spare mags for $10 each.


October 27, 2007, 06:30 PM
The only logic I question about the Neos is the carbine mounting kit. Honestly who turns a .22 handgun into a carbine? Then again I guess its kind of cool.

October 28, 2007, 03:42 AM
I love mine! Trouble free for thousands of rounds now and it feeds any cheapo bulk pack stuff I can find.

October 28, 2007, 05:05 AM
I have one and love it. It feeds everything except Federal Target Grade Performance 40gr solid. Everything else feeds perfectly. It accurate and reliable and a pleasure to shoot. BTW: CDNN has (or had) the mags for $10ea.

October 28, 2007, 12:27 PM
I've had mine about a year and I really like it. 6" Inox Dlx model. No problems, as accurate as I can be, doesn't like the bulk "Golden Bullets" or SSS. Does really well with Lapua.

October 28, 2007, 12:33 PM
Nothing like an 87 Target.

October 28, 2007, 02:28 PM
Could never even pick it up, because such total hideousness looks like it must harbor the plague.

October 28, 2007, 02:39 PM
The internal workings of the Neos are patterned after the old High Standard Duramatic design.

October 28, 2007, 03:46 PM
Perfect the one I liked was the 6 inch dlx. It sounds like another excellent gun by Beretta. Anyone try turning it into a carbine?

October 29, 2007, 03:03 PM
The carbine conversion units seem to be on permanent hold and it is the cause of some griping amongst owners.

I like the Neos but it did require some getting used to. I have Ruger MK II
and SW 22 A.

Take down and cleaning is not a particular problem. The iron sights leave
something to be desired. Red dot scopes work well; however.
The magazines are quite easy to load and clean.

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