Beretta 21A Bobcat

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Description

The Beretta 21A Bobcat is a small pocket-sized semi-automatic pistol designed by Beretta. Current models are manufactured in the Beretta U.S.A. facility in Accokeek, Maryland.

The Beretta 21A Bobcat is a simple blowback pistol with a double-action/single-action (DA/SA) trigger mechanism. It is fitted with a frame-mounted manual thumb safety. The frame is aluminum alloy, and the slide and barrel are carbon steel. The .22 LR version was also produced in small quantities in Brazil during the end of the 1970's. These were made entirely of steel, including the frame.

One defining feature of this pistol is the 'tip-up' barrel. The barrel pivots on a pin under the muzzle so that the chamber may be loaded with the slide in the closed position. This simplifies loading, unloading, and checking load status, as the slide is difficult to retract by hand.

Also, the 21A Bobcat was designed without an extractor, relying on blowback inertia alone to remove fired cases from the chamber. This can make it particularly sensitive to choice of ammunition to permit dependable operation.

Manufacturing

Made By:

Beretta (Italy)

Produced:

1979 – present

MSRP: *

$335.00
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*MSRP is the manufacturer's suggested retail price. The actual price you will pay will generally be much lower.

Ammunition

Calibers:

.22 LR, .25 ACP

Capacity:

7+1 rounds (.22 LR)
8+1 rounds (.25 ACP)

Dimensions

Type:

Pocket  

Weight:

12.0 oz (340 g)

Length:

4.9″ (124 mm)

Height:

3.7″ (95 mm)

Width:

1.14″ (29 mm)

Barrel Length:

2.4″ (61 mm)

Design

Operation:

Semi-automatic, Blowback

Trigger:

DA/SA

Frame:

Alloy

Finish:

Blued

Grip:

Checkered polymer

Sights:

Fixed

Safety:

Frame-mounted manual safety

Hammer:

External

Rifling:

Right-hand with 6 grooves

Rifling Twist:

1 in 14" (.22 LR)
1 in 10" (.25 ACP)

Concealed Carry Factors™

The Beretta 21A Bobcat has earned the following ratings for concealability, firepower, and overall suitability for concealed carry by persons with a valid CCW permit. For more information on how these numbers are calculated, please visit the Concealed Carry Factors™ information page.
Concealability Factor™
3.79
Firepower Factor™
2.11
CCW Factor™
3.37
.22 LR
Concealability Factor™
3.79
Firepower Factor™
2.17
CCW Factor™
3.39
.25 ACP

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