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Old 04-08-2018, 01:17 PM
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I lust after one. One of the older ones with the rounded trigger guard. This is for two simple reasons: I'm a Beretta fan and I think it's one of the sexiest pistols made. It's nothing I'd every carry, but life shouldn't be only about practicalities.
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Aren't the Browning BDA and the Beretta Cheetah more or less, not counting some whistles and bells, the same gun? I always thought they were pretty much the same (okay, there are visible differences and the BDA has lovely wood grips).

I wanted one for years and happily acquired this one some time back - it's a fun gun, just kind of a giant for a .380.



Then, again, it's fun to shoot and a quality handgun for all purposes.

This is a Star Model S - another fun .380 that's big but tons of fun to shoot:



I can say the same for my Beretta Model 70 .22, among other large .22s. Sort of big but fun to shoot.

Someone has a Beretta Model 84 32 ACP for sale on the Forum today, actually. I was and am looking for a larger .32 than my Seecamp but I am not ready to spring for 600 plus dollars. But it's sure a looker!
IIRC the BDA is an EE with a 'typical' (instead of skeleton) slide. A friend had one in .380. It is a piece of practical art. Beretta seems to value aesthetics highly. At this time I had Star S models in .32 and .380. We both agreed the BDA was prettier, but the JMB locking breech made either Star more pleasant to shoot.
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:41 PM
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I have two Berettas, a 70S .22LR and an 85BB .380. Both are really sweet little pistols. Can we never own and shoot anything that is "Not suitable for CCW" ?
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I would not say either of those is 'not suitable' neither would be my first choice, but that is a far different opinion than 'not suitable'.

I happened to see a nickel and a blue BDA at a LGS today. Wanted $999.99 apiece.
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Handguns are all a compromise................... TTSH buy it if you like it...... in the long run you won't lose any money..........

My first CC was a Beretta 70s single stack,single action .380..... always thought the 84 had a 'fat butt" and wanted/preferred the single stack 85(?).

but in the mid-80s the 70s was replaced first with a .380 PPK/s than a PPK...... as I transitioned from single action to DA/SA autos..............

Truth is the 380 Beretta's are pretty close in size to the S&W 3913 so I never pursued getting one......

I've got a couple of the single stack 9mm Beretta 92 Compact Type-Ms.... including two of the older SB models..... w/ the round trigger guards in Beretta's polished bright blue finish and wood grips......about the size of at 39 .

Beretta's from the 70s-80s ooze Italian sex appeal.....................

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Oh, I did Bam. I'll be posting pix of my new Italian beauty sometime tomorrow, assuming I can finish my tax returns by tonight!
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In a "By Gone Era" I was issued a Browning Model like this one for a "Special Assignment". I was a "Bigger Is Better" caliber guy. On the advice of a "Experienced" officer I used .380 PMC 88 grain JHP ammo.
I had nothing but positive results with this combo.
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Oh, I did Bam. I'll be posting pix of my new Italian beauty sometime tomorrow, assuming I can finish my tax returns by tonight!
My Man! You were convinced in less than 50 posts. You usually agonize a bit longer...
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:08 AM
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My Man! You were convinced in less than 50 posts. You usually agonize a bit longer...
Ha!!! The main difference this time is that I happened to have a little cash left unspent in my wallet after a series of local disappointments... 3rd Gen possibilities that, for one reason or another, didn't work out. Funny thing about individuals selling 3rd Gens: They often change their minds and decide to keep them. Gee, I wonder why?

It was also clear that I had to move relatively fast on this Beretta. It's not like there are a dozen other shops with the same gun at the same attractive price sitting in their display cases. This is a relative unique find in my area.

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I guess you folks have seen the Beretta 85s that are available on the Classic Firearms site? Just sayin'.
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In a "By Gone Era" I was issued a Browning Model like this one for a "Special Assignment". I was a "Bigger Is Better" caliber guy. On the advice of a "Experienced" officer I used .380 PMC 88 grain JHP ammo.
I had nothing but positive results with this combo.
This one IS bigger! (They issued our Narco teams the 21a.)
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Congrats! I too lusted for a 84 for many years. Some thing about its size, sleek and sexy lines, I finally broke down and bought one. Found a used Kramer scabbard holster, cheap, and loaded it up with buffalo bore +P 90 gr and carried it many a days. The gun was accurate but the sights were small. Had a gunsmith mill in a dovetail and put a hi viz night sight on the front and open the rear sight opening up. A little less accurate but much faster on target.

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Congrats! I too lusted for a 84 for many years. Some thing about its size, sleek and sexy lines, I finally broke down and bought one. Found a used Kramer scabbard holster, cheap, and loaded it up with buffalo bore +P 90 gr and carried it many a days. The gun was accurate but the sights were small. Had a gunsmith mill in a dovetail and put a hi viz night sight on the front and open the rear sight opening up. A little less accurate but much faster on target.
It is one sexy little beast! I don't think the sights are any worse than on some of my older 1st & 2nd Gen and early 3rd Gen S&W pistols. I prefer the Novak style, but the sights on the 84FS seem to fit with the character of the gun. I might not think that way if I were carrying it... ... but this is a "conversation piece", safe queen and sometimes range gun for moi. No hard duty for my little Italian work of art.
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SWEEeeet....................... would make a great "Sr. Executive's desk gun"!!

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Well done and nice example.
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By the way what time is dinner??????

Thanks guys!

So Bam, you like my Italian theme staging? All I need now is a better camera!
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