Beretta Pico

If you were looking for new sub compact .380 pistol, Beretta has a new option for you.
As small as .380 Mouse Guns go, it looks good. Looks like it’s for little lady hands… I think I’d have to use chopsticks to hold it. But it’s cool looking, and it looks like it has good sights too.

22 thoughts on “Beretta Pico”

  1. Hmmm, correct me if I am wrong but KelTec first, design stolen by Ruger LCP and now Beretta Pico. No honor among thieves. Must be a strong market for hard to shoot/handle under powered pocket guns though…

    1. This doesn’t look like a KT Rip off… Beretta engineered some interesting things here. Look at the Take Down. Clever.
      But alas, it’s a pocket .380 and about 4 years behind the Fad.

    2. You don’t know what you’re talkin about. First off, the design for this gun is recognizably different from the P3AT and LCP, aesthetically and functionally. The sights are adjustable, the slide holds open on the last round fired, the slide release is improved, and the mag release is a paddle rather than push-button. Regarding your comment on hard-to-handle, under-powered pocket guns, try the updated version of the LCP. The trigger is improved and recoil is totally manageable. Not to mention it is lighter than the Pico, so I imagine the Pico will handle just fine. Why you hatin, brah?

    1. As people are wont to say, “To air is human.” When I was a kid, err rhymed with fur, not with something we breathe. Next, we’ll cover poinsettia, caramel, Worcester, safe deposit box, Donder the reindeer, and the list goes on. But ambidex-tree-us is a new one for me.

  2. I really don’t get it anymore this whole .380 micro pocket pistol fad (I had to steal your word George…but it is what it is). This thing is so tiny that the guy can barely grip it as he has 2 fingers hanging below the grip. Also what’s the point of the .32 conversion “kit”? I don’t see any advantage to go with a weaker caliber in the same size frame and the cost of ammo is even more than what people are charging for .380! It’s cheaper to shoot 9mm and also easier to find. So what’s the street price of these itty bitty things supposed to be?

    1. Mattitude,

      I have carried an LCP for over 2.5 years now just about 18 hours a day. The answer to your question is light weight and size. I hardly know it’s there. Although I am in the market for a 9mm carry to see if my habits change, the convenience is hard to beat. Any clothes, any weather, any type of carry holster. I get your point on caliber and handling, but a carry gun is the tool of last resort. I don’t hunt or sport shoot with it.
      There is a market for a higher quality 380. I have two LCP’s and they both have issues going into battery, which of course, is a problem based on its intended purpose.

      1. Glen, I hear what you are saying and it boils down to choice. I owned a P3-AT when they first came out and carried it in my pocket. While it was convenient after much thought I ended up selling it and getting a PF-9 9mm because for me .380 just wasn’t enough in the stopping power department. It will do the job with proper shot placement, but I didn’t feel comfortable with making multiple shots to stop the threat. I’m well aware that 9mm isn’t the best round but it’s ahead of the .380 and the PF-9 isn’t much larger & heavier than the micro .380 pistols.

  3. Did I hear him right, that the .32 conversion will be barrel only and use the same magazine? Wouldn’t this make the rounds lose, as the base diameter for the .32 is .337″ and the rim is .358″, and the base/rim on the .380 is .374″?

  4. I have carried an LCP for 4 years or so. I carry IWB and don’t really know that it is there. It is MUCH more convenient to carry than my G19. Would I rather carry a .45 or 9mm? Sure, but that is similar to asking people why they don’t have racing harnesses in their car. They don’t expect to need it. Something is better than nothing.
    If I frequented high risk areas or activities, then I would be more concerned about firepower. But at the same time, if you frequent those high risk activities it is time to reevaluate.

    1. Unfortunately with the popularity of the “knock-out” game, anywhere can be a “high risk” area. If you carry IWB then you can get away with something in a larger caliber while not sacrificing that much more size & weight. I’d rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

      1. Agree completely.

        A heavier but not a whole bunch bigger is the K series of Kahr. In an IWB you only know it is there if you bump up against it (I like the .40), AND you have something approaching a real gun. (roll eyes)

  5. I recently spoke (he was getting his gun back from my dept) with an invasion burglary victim who ended up shooting the suspect with his LCP .380 point blank. Didn’t even slow the perp down (JHP Unk brand), basically ran all the way to the hospital. I asked him how he felt about the .380 now. He sheepishly said he bought a Kahr PM9…Just something to think about…

    1. I’d like to hear more details about this story. Where was the suspect shot at on the body? How many times?

      I’ve heard plenty of stories of suspects being shot with a .22lr and dying.

      I personally want the smallest pistol possible for carrying, I’m not going to defend my home with the Pico, but if it fits in my pocket I’m more likely to carry vs a larger pistol.

    2. Found this discussion while researching the Pico and realize that it’s almost three years but here goes anyway;

      Unless this person you referred to was intending to kill the aggresor I would say the .380 did what it was supposed to do. That is, it stopped the threat.

  6. I have the Nano and loath the trigger: long, slow, and gritty. I’d like to hear what the trigger is like on the Pico.

  7. I usually carry a G21 except for those special occasions when I am wearing my Chippendales outfit, then I go with the SIG238, LCP or if I am feeling especially frisky i carry the colt 1908 .380. :)

  8. I like my SIG P938. It is small and versatile for defensive concealed carry, but is sturdy (all metal), uses a time-tested and reliable design (basically a small 1911), fits well in the hand, shoots very accurately, and provides 9mm firepower.

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