My neighbor is thinking about buying one of these little .380s and I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with them, good or bad. Thanks much.
I agree with a couple of additional comments. I had one of the later models which I had purchased as a BUG. I thought it was very good quality of build, sights were good for a pocket gun, accurate, but there were two things that I couldn't come to resolution with that led to me selling it. The slide serrations were inadequate for me to get good purchase and the slide release was difficult to operate. So, with the slide locked back and inserting a fresh mag, I was fumbling around attempting to get it into battery. I have seen some use skateboard tape on the slide, but I couldn't bring myself to do such. If you have the opportunity to shoot one prior to purchase, I would suggest giving it a run down first and see what you think, as you might have greater finger grip than me and not have a problem.I carry a Pico. It has been very reliable, easy and soft to shoot for such a small gun and accurate enough. I really like the overall design that makes it simple to care for. The modular system makes it easy to clean very thoroughly. The sights are good. The size, weight and thinness make the Beretta easy to pocket carry. I like the fact that it has a hammer and restrike ability. Good safe trigger pull. Be sure to get the more updated model with the enhanced label on the box.
Add a laser or a light in one of three ways to configure the gun. Pretty cool. I bought a standard Pico but added the laser frame and I like it. Find it simple to use and right on target at 15 feet.
It has all the features I want in a small pocket carry plus excellent Beretta quality. I looked at all of the competition and the Pico had it all.