Beretta Pico

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Beretta Pico
Type Pistol
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Manufacturer Beretta
Specifications
Weight 11.5 ounces (330 g) (unloaded)
Length 5.1 inches (130 mm)
Barrel length 2.7 inches (69 mm)

Cartridge .380 ACP
Action Double Action Only
Feed system 6-round + 1 box magazine
Sights Iron sights

The Beretta Pico is a small, semi-automatic pistol intended for concealed carry.

Design[edit]

Specifications[edit]

The Beretta Pico is chambered for the .380 ACP[1] which has less power, recoil and blast than the 9×19mm Parabellum.

The Beretta Pico measures 5.1 inches in length, 4 inches in height, and 0.725 inches in width;[1] barrel length is 2.7 inches and the pistol weighs 11.5 ounces unloaded.[1] The Pico is a Double Action Only (DAO) pistol. The frame of the gun is made of polymer.[1] The slide is made mostly from stainless steel, with the exception of the iron sights. The Pico's magazine holds 6 rounds; one additional round can be held in the chamber.

Features[edit]

The Beretta Pico's magazine release is of the paddle variety, but much smaller than is ordinary for a weapon employing this feature. This is to aid concealment and a snag-free draw. The design of this release means that it is also ambidextrous in nature. The Iron sights can be removed and replaced with the use of a 1.5 mm hex key, as they are dovetailed into the slide of the pistol. The pistol also features a low profile slide stop and locks open on an empty magazine. Also, the internals of the pistol are removable to allow changing of grips, or to thoroughly clean the pistol, similar to the Beretta Nano.

Accessories[edit]

The frame of the handgun is available to purchase in multiple colors. Holsters have also been developed for the Beretta Pico by several companies, most noticeably by Beretta, the authorized manufacturers of the handgun.

Uses[edit]

The Pico was designed for self-defense and deep concealment - its small size and snag-free profile makes it more suitable for pocket or ankle carry than inside-the-waistband carry.

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