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Old February 15th, 2015, 02:50 PM   #1
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Beretta Pico

Has anyone tried one of these yet? My LGS got one in, and being a Beretta fan, I decided to check it out. I don't know how they made such a small gun into such a large piece of crap. The gun felt horrible in the hand, a teenie tiny grip, top heavy, and a rather poor trigger. The best part was the slide release... there is no way to grip the slide release. It's a flush piece of metal with a single serration line that your thumb cannot possibly manipulate. Was this just their gun, or are they all this way?



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Old February 15th, 2015, 03:00 PM   #2
 
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.....really, really small. Besides...it's really, really small.
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Is that the one that can have the frame swapped? Kinda odd looking?
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.....really, really small. Besides...it's really, really small.
My hands are too small to shoot Beretta 92, and even a bit too small for the larger Glocks, but even my girlie hands felt way too big to be wrapped around that thing. It's more of the size of something for a toddler's toy. There's really not enough surface area there to be able to obtain a proper fighting grip with.

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Is that the one that can have the frame swapped? Kinda odd looking?
Yes, although I believe the Nano does the same thing.
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FWIW - this is me holding a Glock 26 and stretching for the trigger. Even with hands this small, the Pico felt horrible.

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There's the impossible to manipulate slide release.



I'd be interested to know why they needed an extractor longer than the barrel.

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The slide is hard to grip and like you said the slide release is hard to engage because it is too flush with the slide. I really like Beretta firearms but this is a bit of a disappointment. They got them here about a month ago. I am not impressed. They said it would be out in the spring of 2014, then it was August of 2014, then November of 2014. My wife was really looking forward to possibly getting one but got tired of waiting and bought a LCR instead. She was glad she didn't wait.
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Man, the pistol grip looks impossible to hold. And that is an impressive ejector. Wow, that's long!
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I've probably just never paid attention, but are there any other firearms with a front sight dovetailed that way???
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Uh, stop pointing out how unique this pistol is! That front is also bizarre! Nothing like proprietary everything!

I wonder if that front sight is more apt to come loose under continuous use...

The slide serrations seem too minimal. And I'm not wild about the mag release.
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Uh, stop pointing out how unique this pistol is! That front is also bizarre! Nothing like proprietary everything!

I wonder if that front sight is more apt to come loose under continuous use...

The slide serrations seem too minimal. And I'm not wild about the mag release.
There was absolutely nothing about this firearm that I liked. The slide was difficult to operate, the mag release took 3 tries... nothing was intuitive. The slide stop was inoperable. A clear example of a lot of good ideas on paper with extremely poor execution. Literally everything about this gun seems to need fine motor skills.
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but this is ugly as hell.
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It's been awhile but I recall the Nano being an OK gun. I think the Pico is just too small by my standards.

Did I mention it's really, really small?
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I haven't seen one yet but when I do I will have to handle it just to see if it feels as odd as it looks. I am not a fan of tiny 380 pistols, the LCP is too small for me. But the Sig P238 felt pretty good.
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It's been awhile but I recall the Nano being an OK gun. I think the Pico is just too small by my standards.

Did I mention it's really, really small?
I heard decent things about the Nano, which is why I wanted to check out the Pico.

I'm curious, how do you feel about the size of the gun?
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