I took a ‘long lunch’ yesterday and got out to the range to test out the Beretta Nano. I am really impressed. I’m not new to small, compact pistols — I’ve carried a Kel-Tec PF9 every day for two years. I was really surprised how much better the trigger was on the Nano than the PF9. Also, the recoil on the Nano did not feel anywhere near as punishing as the PF9 — in fact, after 102 rounds (17 magazines) my hand was not even sore one bit.
I proceeded to put 17 magazines of Winchester White Box (115 grain) through the Nano. The only problem I encountered was on round #74. It fired just fine but did not eject. It seems as though the extractor did not pull it out of the chamber. The brass casing was still in the barrel, but the 3rd round of that magazine had not attempted to load. So I just hit the magazine release, and pulled out the magazine. Then I proceeded to rack the slide manually and the brass casing ejected. I then reinserted the magazine, racked the slide to chamber a round and continued to fire without issues. I examined the brass that did not eject and could not see any differences compared to the other brass fired yesterday.
I placed my target at a distance of 9 feet (3 yards). Note that all the shots with a quarter are full magazine (6 round) groupings, but some have as little as two holes. That’s how accurate the Nano is. If I do my part, it does its.
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