Beretta is the oldest armsmaker in the world, established nearly half a millennia ago in 1525. But when it comes to semi-automatic pistols, the historic Italian gunmaker waited until the early 20th century before building its first self-loading model in 1915, establishing a lineage of medium- and large-frame semi-autos that have evolved for nearly a century. Beretta also has a legacy for building some of the finest small-caliber pistols of all time, including the famous Model 418 (circa 1937 to 1961). The .25 ACP (6.35mm Browning) model was even written into the early James Bond novels by author Ian Fleming, who, like the fictional Bond, was a commander in British Naval Intelligence during World War II. Fleming once noted that he had carried a Beretta Model 418 during the war, so there was more truth than fiction to 007’s Beretta and his sentimentality toward surrendering it for a Walther PPK in Fleming’s 1958 novel Dr. No: “Bond shrugged his shoulders. ‘I’ve used the .25 Beretta for 15 years. Never had a stoppage and I haven’t missed with it yet. Not a bad record for a gun.’”
Beretta’s first small-caliber pocket model was introduced in 1919 (Model 1920) and was chambered in 6.35mm, a cartridge developed by John Browning in 1900. The first Beretta was also not too dissimilar in basic appearance from the Browning FN (Fabrique Nationale) Model 1900, for which the 6.35mm cartridge had been originally designed. In 1936, Beretta developed the Model 318, followed by the vaunted Model 418 a year later, a pistol that was to become one of the most popular small-caliber semi-automatics of the WWII era.
After WWII, Beretta continued to develop new pocket semi-autos in .25 ACP and .22 rimfire, including the single-action Models 950 and 950B in the 1950s, predecessors to the most famous of all post-WWII pocket models: the double-action, tip-up-barrel Models 20, 21 and 21A, the latter more popularly known today as the Bobcat. Chambered in .25 ACP or .22 rimfire, or in .32 ACP as the Model 3032 Tomcat, all three are still produced today by Beretta and remain among the most popular pocket pistols ever designed.
Beretta has been making medium-frame, double-action 9mm and .380 ACP semi-automatic pistols for decades, but scaling down a 9mm was never a priority until the 21st century and the rise in demand for larger-caliber subcompacts for concealed carry. Beretta’s first entry into this emerging market is the innovative Nano.
The Nano, as the name implies, is small—smaller than any 9mm ever manufactured by Beretta—a mere 5.63 inches in length, 4.17 inches in height, and 0.90 inches in width. For a 6+1 capacity 9mm, those are close tolerances. To put that in perspective, a .32 ACP Beretta Tomcat measures 5.4 inches in overall length, 3.63 inches in height and 1 inch in width. The Nano is also light at 17.67 ounces empty because the frame is polymer. If this sounds a bit familiar, it is, because the Nano is following a contemporary trend in handgun design of combining steel and polymers to build lighter weight pistols; however, Beretta has not come to the party without bringing its own unique contribution.
The Nano’s construction is unprecedented for a semi-automatic pistol. The gun’s one-piece polymer frame is merely a shell, a molded technopolymer cover surrounding an independent stainless steel fire control subchassis containing frame rails, trigger and striker firing system. This subchassis is removable and serial numbered, therefore making this component “the gun.” This unique construction will allow Beretta to offer affordable, interchangeable exterior configurations in the near future, ranging from different grip styles, colors and specialized built-in accessories such as a laser sighting system—all without having an owner make any modification to the gun except changing the outer shell. This is an incredibly versatile design.
Because of the separate exterior shell, the Nano is not quite as small as the Kahr PM9 or Ruger LC9, but what the Nano does offer, without making any comparisons, is the most-foolproof and easiest-to-handle semi-auto the celebrated Italian armsmaker has ever offered.
The Nano’s construction and operation is as uncomplicated as possible. It has no external (manual) safety or even a slide release lever. All it takes to strip the first round from a magazine on the reload is pulling the slide slightly to the rear and letting go, which basically makes it ambidextrous. In a pinch (one-handed), the slide can also be released by lightly pushing its front edge against any hard surface and you’re good to go. There is also an easily depressed magazine release that is reversible, and the Nano has no magazine disconnect, so it can fire a chambered round with the magazine removed.
The Nano ideally fits the average hand as-is, with a flat baseplate magazine to tuck the little finger under. A large, curved triggerguard makes getting to work quick business even wearing a glove, and there is still ample room for a two-handed hold with plenty of clearance behind the muzzle of the 3.07-inch barrel. Aside from its unique fire control subchassis, the Nano is otherwise quite conventional, employing a striker-fired, short-recoil system; the latter based on the John M. Browning design that uses a linkless barrel with a solid camming lug and squared breechblock face to engage the slide. This is combined with a Glock-style toggle trigger safety and automatic striker block, which is par for the course with almost every new semi-auto design these days. To help mitigate harsh recoil from the lightweight 9mm, Beretta uses a double recoil spring, one wound around the guide rod and another around the plunger.
The only external indication of the gun’s condition is the loaded-chamber indicator, a very subtle feature. When a round is chambered, the extractor protrudes just slightly outward from the slide. Other than that, the gun has no obvious tells; the trigger position appears the same (fully forward, toggle extended) whether the slide has been cycled or not, while a Glock, for example, has two clearly different trigger positions between “at the ready” and “discharged.” The matte black, Pronox-finished slide is fitted with a windage-adjustable white dot rear sight that is locked in place by two standard 1.3mm hex-head setscrews. The white dot front sight is locked into a horizontal dovetailed channel with a single 1.3mm hex-head setscrew, making both front and rear easily interchangeable.
Takedown for cleaning has also been simplified with the Nano, which, after removing the magazine and clearing the gun, comes apart by simply depressing the striker deactivation button on the right side of the grip frame with the tip of a ballpoint pen or other pointed object and then rotating the takedown screw (also on the right side of the frame, just above the trigger) one quarter-turn counter-clockwise. You can do the latter without any tools—the edge of a shell casing is all you need. The slide, barrel, recoil spring and guide rod assembly can then be drawn forward off of the subframe. Reassembly is faster as the takedown screw automatically resets and locks itself when the slide is replaced. It’s quick and easy, and the first step can actually be skipped (after ensuring the gun is empty) by simply pulling the trigger. There is one added advantage to the striker deactivation button, however. By depressing it, the gun can be decocked for carry with a chambered round. It only takes a very slight rearward pull of the slide (about 0.25 inches) to reset the trigger and make the Nano ready to fire.
The Nighthawk TRS Comp Pistol
The new TRS Comp pistol from Nighthawk Custom is a full-sized, government frame 9mm double stack built around a match grade barrel and a monolithic slide. It’s built to compete and starts at $4,599.
The TRS Comp comes standard with a recon rail under the barrel and a dimpled rear cocking design that offers ample traction when racking the slide. It also sports unique dimpled frame and slide textures that match the grip pattern.
The TRS Comp is Nighthawk Custom’s first full-size pistol designed around a double stack frame. It features a 17+1 capacity and incorporates Nighthawk’s Fire Hawk compensator, which boasts a precision-designed port that reduces muzzle flip for quicker follow up shots.
This model also features a unique dimpling texture found throughout the slide and grip, which provides ample grip while being snag-free during holstering. The TRS Comp uses a 14K gold bead front sight that does an excellent job catching light, coupled with a Heinie Ledge Black rear sight for quick target acquisition.
The pistol also features Nighthawk Customs’ Interchangeable Optic System (IOS), which is a dedicated dovetail machined onto the slide and allows for optic mounting with adapters. This system allows for an interchangeable series of sight options to quickly switch rear sights in a matter of seconds.
Interchangeable Optic System
Nighthawk Custom’s Interchangeable Optic System allows a user to switch from a plate with a traditional rear sight to a red-dot optic in seconds. This feature is especially beneficial for concealed-carry practitioners who want to train with a red-dot but still carry a traditional rear sight.
Nighthawk’s unique IOS system involves milling the top rear section of their slide to interface with an interchangeable series of sight options, including a Trijicon RMR and other red-dot sights. This low-profile system also incorporates a suppressor-height rear sight as a backup to the optic’s front sight.
The TRS Comp features a match grade 5.00′′ barrel on a government sized frame with a monolithic slide, a full-length dust cover and an integrated single-port compensator. This combination reduces muzzle flip and delivers faster follow-up shots on the range, a must-have for competitive shooters.
The TRS Comp is finished in black nitride for a sleek, durable look. The lightweight aluminum trigger possesses a serrated flat face and a gold bead front sight does an excellent job catching light, providing quick target acquisition. A Heinie Ledge Black rear sight completes the package.
Match Grade Barrel
One of the most important features of any match pistol is a properly fitted barrel. A true match grade barrel will have zero play in the muzzle or at the hood, and it should glide into battery smoothly without any drag or snag on the slide.
This is achieved by carefully fitting the barrel to all of the chamber hood contact surfaces and the lower locking lug. Once this is done it will have a true target fit and shoot groups that rival a 1911 handgun.
The TRS Comp is the first Nighthawk Custom model to be designed around a double stack frame, offering 17+1 capacity and using their integrated compensator, the fire hawk. The compensator has a precision port that reduces muzzle flip and helps shooters stay on target for follow up shots.
Unique Dimpled Texture
The TRS Comp is the newest addition to Nighthawk’s line up. It is a high-end double stack 1911 that packs a 17+1 punch, as well as a lot of style and class. It also happens to be the most accurate and durable gun in its caliber. It also comes in a variety of colors and finishes, from matte black to high-shine chromium. Its crown jewel is the aforementioned patented integrated compensator, which may be the best thing to happen to your sidearm in years. It is a real head turner, especially for those who don’t usually opt for the sexy gun. The aforementioned gizmo is accompanied by a precision designed port in the rear of the slide that reduces muzzle flip without sacrificing a hefty amount of power. The aforementioned gizmo features a matching name badge aft of the slide, as well as a match-grade 5″ barrel and a full-length dust cover with accompanying nifty-fun accessory rail.
AGP Arms PC Charger Brace
The PC Charger is a pistol chambered in 9mm, and it can take Glock magazines. It is very popular and has become more of a sought-after gun than the original carbine.
Many owners of the PC Charger equip it with a brace to give it stability. This makes it a lot more shootable.
Ruger PC Charger
Ruger’s PC Charger is a pistol-caliber carbine (PCC) that combines the fun and utility of an AR style pistol with the reliability and accuracy of a high capacity AR. Designed to take both Ruger Security 9 and Glock magazines, the PC Charger is a highly customizable weapon that makes a great range gun or home defense tool.
Adding a brace to the PC Charger increases its stability and makes it more shootable. The brace can be attached to the MIL STD 1913 rail on the back of the pistol.
The SB Tactical FS1913 Brace is one of the best PC Charger braces available today. It is made of a polymer material that offers quick deployment and a lightweight profile.
This brace is perfect for a shooter who is new to pistol braces, and is looking for a compact and inexpensive option. It is also a good choice for people who are already familiar with the design and use of a buffer tube.
The AGP Arms brace kit for the Ruger PC Charger is the best way to upgrade the standard stock and barrel. The brace is the logical extension of AGP’s acclaimed pistol grip Gen 2 stock and handguard, allowing users to customize their pc charger to their own specifications. The brace is the brainchild of a dedicated team of military and law enforcement personnel, many of whom have been in the trenches for longer than most of us will ever know. Featuring a modern twist on a classic design, the brace is an understated delight. Its most prominent feature is a cleverly engineered gearbox that enables the user to rotate the entire gun by hand, and then lock it into place using a single pin. The aforementioned pin is mounted in the rear of the gun, where it is tucked under a protective cover for safekeeping. In keeping with the aforementioned design, the brace is also anodized black for a look you can be proud of.
SB Tactical is the inventor of pistol stabilizing braces. They were started in 2012 by Army veteran Alex Bosco after he designed a brace for his disabled friend so he could continue to shoot.
SB Tactical was the first to introduce adjustable pistol stabilizing braces. This was a big win for the industry and gun owners alike.
After getting pre approval from the ATF, they began selling pistol braces for AR/AK style firearms, CZ Scorpions, H&K MP5 designs, 1913 rails, and more.
The SBA3 is one of the best pistol braces on the market and offers 5-position adjustable adjustment, ambidextrous QD sling attachment points, and a Velcro strap to connect to your arm for one-handed shooting.
The SBA4 is another great choice and offers a sturdy M4-style strut, 5-position adjustable, and an integral QD sling socket. This is an excellent option for a Ruger PC Charger gun with a Glock drum, but it also works well on any pistol without a buffer tube.
Midwest Industries is a family owned and operated company that manufactures quality parts, uppers, lowers, rails, barrels, furniture and muzzle devices for AR platforms and many other firearms. They also have a number of innovative products and services that make them a great choice for those looking to upgrade their firearms.
Probably the most useful item that they manufacture is their Combat Rail Handguard in hard coat anodized 6061 aluminum. It features eight functional M-LOK slots and two anti-rotation sling swivels. Its hefty price tag might be a turn off, but its high performance and robust construction is well worth the outlay.
What you might not have known is that they also make the pc charger brace aka the FS1913. Basically the same as the name aforementioned but a lot more durable and the brace actually folds to a compact size for easy transport. They even include a nice looking sling with an integrated bottle opener to boot.
Mini Mamba – A YouTube Star With a Net Worth of $1-5 Million
Mini Mamba is a famous YouTube Star who has earned a fortune as a professional. He has a net worth of $1-5 Million at the age of 11 years old.
Mambas are venomous snakes of the family Elapidae, which also includes coral snakes and cobras. They live throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Black mambas are venomous snakes that are found in Africa. They can grow to up to 14 feet in length and are one of the longest venomous snakes in the world.
They are very fast and aggressive, and their venom is particularly deadly for humans. It takes only about 20 minutes for a bite from a black mamba to kill a person.
They live in grassland, savanna and rocky slopes of southern and eastern Africa. They are primarily diurnal and prey on small rodents. They have excellent vision and a highly developed sense of smell.
Green mambas are found in coastal areas of eastern Africa including Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa. These snakes are venomous, which makes them extremely dangerous to humans.
They are a diurnal species, which means they are active during the day. They also spend a great deal of time in the trees and rainforests of western Africa, where they live amongst the forest canopy and thickets.
This snake preys on birds, lizards and small mammals. Its venom isn’t as powerful as the venom of the black mamba or the red mamba, but it can still kill.
Green mambas breed during the rainy season. Females lay eggs, which hatch in about 10-12 weeks. Males seek out and compete for females by following a scent trail or by wrestling or dancing. These combats aren’t biting, but rather a way for the two snakes to establish dominance over each other.
The red mamba is a species of snake that lives in Africa. It is related to the black mamba and can be found in various countries throughout the continent.
It is a medium-sized snake that can grow to be 2 m long. They are mainly found in tree hollows and termite mounds.
They are very venomous and kill their prey quickly. Their venom is highly toxic and can affect the breathing, heart and muscle function of the victim.
They can also paralyze their prey, which they then swallow. They feed primarily on birds and small mammals.
The mamba is an African snake. There are four species: black mamba, green mamba, red mamba and yellow mamba.
The Eastern green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps), formerly known as the white-mouthed mamba, is a venomous snake that lives in coastal regions of East Africa. It is found from Kenya south through Tanzania, Malawi, and eastern Zambia.
The eastern green mamba is a shy snake that avoids humans when possible and only strikes if provoked or cornered. Its habitat is fragmented in parts of its range and it is listed as Vulnerable by South Africa due to habitat destruction and deforestation.
Mambas are notorious for their speed and aggression, and they come in a wide variety of species. They are a common sight in Africa’s rainforests, and all have deadly venom.
Of the four types of mambas, the most venomous and dangerous is the black mamba. Known for its lightning-fast speed, erratic behavior, and painful bite, it can strike multiple times in a matter of seconds.
Its venom is highly neurotoxic and cardiotoxic, with fasciculins present to paralyze the muscles of a bite victim. The venom can kill a victim within hours of a bite.
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