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wtb beretta 86 tip barrel 380

nfsus77nfsus77 Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
Have a customer with nerve issues in his hands. Looking for a Beretta 86 in 380 for him. Not looking to spend over 500 or so. Thanks


  • competentonecompetentone Member Posts: 4,698 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Unfortunately, Beretta's tip-up barrel .380 Model 86s usually carry a fair amount of collector value. I think you'll find it difficult finding one in your mentioned $500 range.

    You may want to have your customer try a Ruger LC380 That pistol was originally designed for the 9mm round, so in .380, recoil-spring tension and recoil itself can be easy on those with weakened hand strength issues. (The locked-breech system of the LC380 will help in giving a more mild recoil impulse than the straight blow-back of the 86.)

    Walther's gas-delayed CCP pistols could be something to consider too

    Also, if your customer has not tried it yet, a different technique, than he may be used to, for operating the slide could be helpful. Have him take a look at this video:
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