December 20, 2014

Something Wonderful: Beretta

Bird Dog: "For all you do, this one's for you."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 20, 2014 6:29 AM
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Holy sweet Mother of G-d. The Italians do nice work, and that is positively stunning.

Posted by: og at December 20, 2014 6:51 AM

In own two Beretta shotguns, both Urika models (semi-autos). One is a field model, the other is a parallel-stock target gun. In trap I scored the highest competition score I have fired (97 out of 100) using the field model. The only perfect score I have fired was using a rented Beretta 686E Sporting over-under, but alas it was not at a for-record tourney. Holy moly, that was one sweet shotgun and it remains very high on my wish list.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at December 20, 2014 12:48 PM

I've had 2 Beretta's for almost 20 years now, both are pistols - 92FS and a Bobcat 21.

Posted by: ghostsniper at December 20, 2014 2:46 PM

A close friend of mine here in Idaho does stock work that is of such high quality, the demand on his "art-work" is never ending. Absolutely beautiful. I always examine the tools he uses to do this work. They are all hand made by him. Including the files and scrapers. Hundreds of files, scrapers and such of every shape one could conceive.

He is in his seventies and has only one eye. Both of these handicaps are of no consequence to him.

Posted by: Terry at December 20, 2014 3:30 PM

Berettas are wonderful shotguns and I owned a 686 Silver Pigeon, .20 ga with 30" ported barrels that I used for clays. After a couple of years of intermittent use I realized that I was just not hitting with it like I did with other guns so I sold it and bought a Browning Citori and a short time later, a Browning Cynergy. My shooting improved right away. There is a difference in the design of the comb of the stocks and the Beretta has less drop. I just couldn't get my chubby cheeks down on that stock and for me it was like trying to aim a 2x4. Anyone contemplating buying a good double should always try to shoot different models. For the average shooter you can't go wrong with either brand.

Posted by: Jack at December 20, 2014 4:41 PM

Nice video. I would recommend this one as well:

Posted by: Craig at December 20, 2014 9:00 PM

More than a machine — a work of art. interesting juxtaposition of high tech machining and hand work on stock and engraving.

I have operated many firearms and most of them are cool to the touch, no life, no extra dimension.
Some of them are warm in my hands; they are the ones with which I perform best. They don't have to be the most expensive either.

Thanks for the video. well produced.

Posted by: chasmatic at December 20, 2014 10:22 PM