Beretta 3032 Tomcat .32 Pistol
The Beretta Tomcat is the newest design in a long series of single action/double action blowback pocket pistols developed by Beretta. Two variants are currently made. The most common is is all-black comprised of a darkened carbon steel slide and a black anodized frame. The second "Inox" version matches a stainless steel slide to a silver anodized frame.
The gun is extremely small, weighing in at only 14 oz. (410 grams) making it easy to conceal and carry. The pistol also features a tip-up barrel that makes it possible for the gun to be loaded without operating the slide. This featured has made the Tomcat a favorite of small frame women shooters who find it difficult to wrack the slide back on larger pistols. The fact that the pistol can be easily carried without a complete overhaul of the traditional female wardrobe is not overlooked by its many fans either.
One of the drawbacks inherent to most pocket pistols is the lack of power associated with the platform. The Beretta 3032 Tomcat takes the high road on this and is chambered for the .32 ACP. This round is known to be a bit more powerful and offer slightly more penetration on average than the also-popular .380.
As with all guns, this one does have some limits though. The current trend toward purchasing "hot" +P ammunition is not a good idea when applied to the Tomcat as a number of cases of the frame cracking under undue stress have been reported.
Features of the 3032 Tomcat include a frame-mounted, thumb activated safety, a 7-round capacity magazine, and a single action/double action trigger mechanism. The Tomcat is often not considered a "true" one-handed pistol due to the fact that it is difficult to manipulate the heel-mounted magazine release with one hand.
Reviews of the Beretta Tomcat pocket pistol can be found below. Newer reviews of this gun can be found further down the page. Please write a review of your own if you've had a chance to use this pistol in the past and can shed some first-hand insight on the good and the bad that comes with owning one.