This is a discussion on Beretta Tomcat .32 acp... Anyone familiar with it? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Macantic I had a tomcat .32 several years ago until that chisel looking slide took a chunk outta my hand. I have ...
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Then I started thinking about how much I really like my wife's p238.. Around the same size as the Tomcat, more punch, and a platform I am very familiar with and shoot pretty well[For me].
The p238 is just a pricey little SOB.. $200-250 more than the Tomcat and even more if you want one with a little bling.
The fact is though, that you correctly stated, the P238 just makes more sense.. IF I bought the tomcat and shot it poorly for whatever reason, I would want to commit Hari Kari...
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My son and I got our carry licenses around the same time. The following week we attended a gun show where we each bought Beretta Tomcats for carry. My gun ran like a clock; his was a jammomatic. His gun couldn’t make through a single mag without a stoppage. Eventually we both got rid of them.........but I must admit I do have a fascination with the Bobcat .22.
The tomcat works well in ankle carry shooting Lehigh Defense extreme cavitators, but is too fat for front pocket pants carry, but works well in coat pocket carry. Dependable and easy to field strip. The P32 is flatter for good pocket carry, but I find it not as dependable due to ammo occasional rim lock.
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I love the idea of the tomcat, but after reading through this thread and rethinking a bit, it makes more sense for me to get a P238 for EDC.. A little smaller and lighter than my 938, somewhat less recoil, same dependability and accuracy.. I will keep the little KelTec , I do like it, and won't get much on trade. The P238 is a known quantity that I am very familiar with, and although a little more expensive, is a better choice for me than the tomcat ... bob
have had a Tomcat for over 20 years. Just can't figure out where it's place really belongs. Too fat to pocket carry, too heavy compared to other guns today and chambered in a caliber that wouldn't stop a drunken skunk at five yards.
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I had a Tomcat and it ended up with a cracked frame from shooting it had to send it back on my dime and it cost me 120 bucks to have it fixed when I picked up the new one
I sold it that day, Beretta does not stand behind they gun!!!