I had one when they first came out. I shot it for maybe a year and broke the frame. Beretta told me it was a Thousand round gun not a Range Gun. They replaced it but, I had to pay some. I can't remember how much. I sold the replacement. I herd they are better built now but, I whent the J-Frame route.
My Keltec P-32 loaded with 10rounds (mag extension) still weighs 3oz less than an empty Tomcat. A sub compact 9mm (DB9 PF9) is still lighter too so my Tomcat sits in the safe. Back in the 80's I carried the .25 version, that was a good gun too.
I own five tomcats and they are nice little guns. I collect small Beretta pistols. If you buy it, two things i will suggest you try and avoid. One, don't snap the slide forward without a rounds going into chamber. Use the tip up to load. Second count your rounds on the range to insure the slide is feeding a round. I have five guns and no frame cracks and i use any ammo within reason.
Slamming or sling shooting the slide forward either by hand or without picking up a fresh round, while shooting, causes the thin portion of the frame on the right side to crack. The slide slams those front lugs hard and pulls on that metal piece. Nothing what so ever to do with feeding issues.
I have had mine for years. I have somewhere around 3000 rounds though it and only problem was lost a grip screw. Contacted Berretta to see if I could order one, the CS lady, sent me 4 screws at no cost. It is heavy than a Keltec P32. I have both a Tomcat and P32, I carry the P32 more and shoot the Tomcat more. My wife claims the Tomcat, because it's lack of recoil and she does not have to work the slide, just tip the barrel to load/unload the chamber.
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