New to Me Beretta 21A

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Tallball, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. Tallball

    Tallball Member

    Oct 2, 2014
    I had the 32acp version, and the DAO Taurus 22lr. They both had horrible triggers.

    This one has a so-so DA trigger, but the SA is nice. The finish is pretty good, though the wooden grips have a few dings. My other tip-ups had sights that were a bit bigger. The sights on this one are absurdly small.

    I don't have any kind of holster for it and would appreciate advice. Likewise a source for a spare magazine. If you have one of these, what kind of ammo does it like?

    I won it for a bid of $242, IIRC. I'm hoping to get it to the range next weekend.

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  2. cc-hangfire

    cc-hangfire Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Update us with the range report. I’ve had several of the little.25 mouse pistols but not the Beretta. Mine have all had issues (and I’ve sold or am selling them off), but I read that the 21A is the most reliable. Those wood grip panels look nice.
  3. Alex Clayton

    Alex Clayton Member

    Jun 25, 2020
    For magazines for these I have found Ebay often the best choice. The mags for these seem to always be harder to find. The Co sells them but they seem to be out of stock every time I look. Ebay always has them but they are not cheap. Several after market places made them and you see them for sale. I would avoid anything after market except Mec-Gar. As with all after market it's hit and miss. You will find some saying they bought ones by Triple K and such and say they work great but, many find they do not work without the owners doing some tinkering with them.
    As for ammo there is no way to know what yours will like until you try. As with all .22's they can be very different from one to another.
  4. mjsdwash

    mjsdwash Member

    Jan 14, 2011
    Had one for a long time. Mags are still produced, and available. https://gregcotellc.com/cart/berett...b-p-569.html?zenid=uue5pas7fhokoq838isf5nmbd5 assuming its a .22.... is it a .25?
    Mine always ran well on Mini-Mags, and not much else. These have no extractor, so good ignition matters, meaning no bulk packs. FYI, CCI Velocitors constantly malfunctioned in mine. I think there was too much slide velocity. These shoot very accurately, if you can hold them and use the sights.
  5. JERRY

    JERRY Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    remember what the gun was made for and you won't be disappointed, try to make it something else and you will be.
  6. sabbfan

    sabbfan Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    Gilman, IA
    For a holster I carried the one I used to own in one of those universal soft sided pocket holsters, the same one fit my LCP. Carried pretty well in the pocket.
  7. Great Scot

    Great Scot Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    I’ve got an Inox version. Fun little gun. Actually a decent gun for new shooters because of the tip up barrel. Sure the sights are tiny and sight radius is short, but ease of operation means more confidence at the range. Magazines are relatively easy to find for the .22 version. Have fun with it. 004BC062-9BC9-4657-8035-AB8AF3DD4460.jpeg
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  8. mavracer

    mavracer Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Mine likes CCI minimags
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  9. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Apr 24, 2007
    I found my Berettas ran best on CCI MiniMags and Stingers. Definitely had a preference for the hotter stuff!
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2020
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