If you are one of the many men and women choosing to arm yourself for your protection, it can be overwhelming to choose the best concealed carry pistol. Many others, just like you, are not necessarily comfortable with walking in to talk with a local gun broker without doing some homework ahead of time.
So, let’s throw out the fancy talk and take a look at one of the best contenders for your concealed carry gun.
The big picture for this little gun is the Beretta 3032 Tomcat is a teeny tiny .32 pistol. Many pocket pistols marketed for concealed carry are .22 caliber weapons. The bigger round and higher energy of the .32 ACP ammunition will provide you with higher stopping power for your protection. A stainless steel slide and forged aluminum frame set it apart from its frequently polymer cohorts. There is solid feel and reliability to the metal construction.
Compact in size, the Beretta 3032 Tomcat is a diminutive 3.7” high x 4.92” long. Smaller than most grown men’s hands. The narrow 1.1” width is tailor-made for easy concealment. Any of the common holster placements will work extremely well with the tiny Tomcat. Not only will the barely-there footprint be easy to conceal from others, carrying the Tomcat won’t be a constantly uncomfortable brick to lug around. Thinking ahead of time about this wear and feel is important when planning for being prepared.
A unique feature that makes the Beretta Tomcat a good choice for new-to-carry gun owners is the break and tilt barrel. A single stack magazine loads seven rounds, with an additional ability to load another directly into the barrel with an easy tilt, load, and close motion. This can all be done with the safety engaged, eliminating the risk of misfire while handling to load.
The tilting barrel also makes the Tomcat an easy-to-clean pistol. With the barrel break open, you have easy access to the chamber, bote, and breech face without disassembling the gun. Not only is the easy-to-wipe down design of the Tomcat handy, but it also makes this .32 a very reliable little pistol. Every so often, all I need to do is wipe the Tomcat down during my breaks and we’re good to go. No hassle with a full breakdown.
The soft recoil of the Beretta Tomcat makes it very easy to shoot. Many small guns with larger calibers are real kickers that will jump up and surprise you. Good balance, with an easy to hold grip keep the Tomcat in your hand and on target. Follow-up shots are easy and accurate. The overall shooting experience is enjoyable.
After all, enjoyable is really what makes the Beretta 3032 Tomcat worth the $500 price of admission. It is important to consider purchasing a weapon that you can enjoy and carry concealed comfortably and safely.
The growing threat of civil unrest is encroaching throughout America. Beretta has provided a safe, reliable, and accurate pocket pistol that is perfect for concealed carry. The 3032 Tomcat will keep you safe and provide peace of mind knowing that you are prepared should you ever need to defend yourself.
Richard Douglas writes on firearms, defense and security issues. He is the founder and editor of Scopes Field, and a columnist at The National Interest, 1945, Daily Caller and other publications.