October 7, 2010, 07:36 PM
I recently made a thread asking about Uberti revolvers, but what do you guys think about Beretta? Thanks!

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October 7, 2010, 08:33 PM
Beretta owns Uberti now, so a Stampede is basically a Uberti with a transfer bar safety system.

Not sure what the problem was, but the only Stampede I have had a chance to handle, is in a local gun shop and at least twice, I've seen someone cock it and the staff having to struggle with it to get the hammer back down.

I know that's only one gun, but it has made me shy away from buying one so far.

October 7, 2010, 09:39 PM
They are made by Uberti and have Uberti stamped on them. Pretty, yes, but mechanically ugly.

I have personally seen two with issues.

1: Was just like BCCL described; difficult to lower the hammer from full cock.

2: Was difficult to cock on one chamber, it just didn't want to cock. You would think it was cocked and let go and the thing would drop to half cock.:scrutiny:

Their transfer bar system has a MAJOR design flaw. If you dry fire it at all the firing pin hole will peen and develop a burr sticking out towards primers.:uhoh:

I won't be buying one.

October 8, 2010, 10:32 AM
Your doing the smart thing asking these questions.

Also check out the SASS forum.

keyboard commando
October 8, 2010, 01:36 PM
I recently purchased a Beretta Stampede Bisley.It is very well made.Fit and finish is impressive.The action is smooth and precise and the trigger is light and crisp. All visible moving parts are beefy and without burrs or sharp edges.I have had three range sessions with it so far,shooting a total of 300 rounds of .38 Special 158 gr. LRN and 200 rounds of .357 Magnum 158 gr. LSWC. It is very accurate with the .38 loads shooting to POA @ 25 yards and the .357 loads hitting just above.It is a joy to shoot and I'm anxious to take it to the range again.I'm most pleased with this purchase and for around $700 less than what a Colt would have cost.My revolver does have the transfer bar safety and frame mounted firing pin.Six rounds can be loaded and safely carried.:scrutiny:

October 8, 2010, 01:36 PM
My Beretta Stampede was the first Single Action Army replica that I have fired. I like it and would buy another one (mine was actually a Christmas present from my wife!)

However, I think that someone who looked at it while it was at the store pulled the trigger while it was at half-cock and it needed to be sent to the factory because of this. A few weeks after I took it home, I did something stupid that made it go back to the factory for repair again. I always dry fire it with snap caps and this time I loaded them up and forgot to close the loading gate. I pulled the hammer back to cock it which rotated the cylinder, which didn't have the loading gate closed causing a round to back out of the charging hole a little. Well that snap cap bound up the cylinder because it couldn't turn all the way and broke something. It was totally my fault for not closing the loading gate.

2 lessons learned were to not pull the trigger at half-cock (learned that from another persons mistake) and to always make sure the loading gate is closed. I have not had any further issues with the gun and am confident that it was 'user error' that broke stuff and that nothing would have been broken from normal use.

October 8, 2010, 03:53 PM
Your doing the smart thing asking these questions.

Thanks, I am turning 18 in a few days, and I would like to purchase a single action 45 LC, I know I want one with a 4 or 5 inch barrel, and I wanted a Ruger Blackhawk, but I can't purchase a new handgun in my state till 21, and I can't find a used Ruger, so I am trying to find a alternative brand, I found a guy with a nice Uberti, I might go for that.

October 11, 2010, 05:48 PM
The worse thing that can happen is you buy the Uberti, then 3 years later sell it for the Black hawk.

But what will happen is you will keep the Uberti and buy the Blackhawk, and many more guns.

October 11, 2010, 10:17 PM
Single Actions...the Lay's Potato Chips of the firearms world!!! :)

October 14, 2010, 01:47 PM
2 lessons learned were to not pull the trigger at half-cock (learned that from another persons mistake) and to always make sure the loading gate is closed.

I wonder if either one of these "mistakes" would have caused a Ruger sa revolver to malfunction? It seems to me that either mistake might be an error anyone new to firearms (or at least, new to sa revolvers) or anyone caught up in a stressful, self-defense scenario could be expected to commit.

October 14, 2010, 03:17 PM
(or at least, new to sa revolvers)

That was my case. I don't even think that new Ruger SA revolvers have a half-cock notch on them, and I don't plan to 'test' the loading gate issue on any SA revolver no matter what company made it. I like my Stampede and it's not a self defense gun. I know that Rugers are good guns but I personally don't like the way they look, but... different strokes for different folks.

October 14, 2010, 06:32 PM
I have a Beretta Stampede in .45LC with a 5 1/2" barrel and blued/case color finish. Like keyboard commando's Bisley, my Stampede is very well constructed, with excellent fit and finish of all metal parts. I'm not too thrilled about the plastic grips but that's something that can be fixed very easily.The trigger action is clean and comparitively light. Everything works fine on the gun and it has decent enough accuracy out to about 20 yards. Overall I'm very pleased with this gun.

October 14, 2010, 06:43 PM
For those that have a Stampede, do they have to be put on half-cock to load, or just open the loading gate like a Ruger?

EDIT:I found the Stampede manual on Beretta's website and got my answer. (it does go one half-cock)

I'm glad to see some positive feedback on them. I would like to add one to my SA collection, but the problems with the one I mentioned earlier had me a little nervous about them, but it is only one gun.

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