series 81 Beretta pistols are semiautomatic firearms designed
for personal defense, military and police use and shooting practice.
The great lire capacity combined with flawless reliability and
anatomical functional features make of these pistols the most
modern in their
AGTION: the double action offers the advantages of the revolver.
In the rare instance of misfire due to a faulty primer, it is
sufficient to pull the trigger again Io repeat percussion on the
same cartridge and fire the round.
SAFETY: the manual satiety breaks the connection between the trigger
and the sear and locks the slide in closed position (A).
First photo: the firing pin is still blocked by the firing pin
catch, the firing pin catch lever having not yet been moved by
Second photo: the rearward pull on the trigger has moved the firing
pin catch lever with the consequent freeing of the firing pin
and has produced the discharge of the hammer.
CHAMBER LOADED INDICATOR (mod. 87BB excluded):when there is a
cartridge in the chamber, the upper surface of the extractor protrudes
and shows red. In the dark the protrusion can be felt by touch
Il is never necessary to work the slide to see whether the barrel
is loaded (B)
DEVICE: the disassembly device is designed in such a way as
to allow an extremity quick and simple disassembly of the pistol
and also lo avoid casual or involuntary disassembly,
Disassembly is very easy: remove the magazine by pressing the
disassembly latch release button, rotate the disassembling latch
anticlockwise until it stops, The slide barrel assembly with
recoil spring and spring guide can now be pulled forward, detached
from the frame and consequently disassembled into its component
81BB 12 rds -
82BB 9 rds
84BB 13 rds - 85BB
staggered magazine of the 81BB / 84BB pistols, with the same length
as a traditional magazine, almost doubles the capacity of fine.
On the other hand, the single line magazine of the 82BB / 85BB
/ 87BB pistols allows for reduced overall dimension.
FIRING PIN SAFETY. when the trigger is not pulled completely
back, a blocking device secures the firing pin and prevents
it from moving forward, even if the weapon should fall muzzle
CATCH: when the last round has been fired, the slide remains
open thus signaling that the magazine is empty To fire
again, remove the empty magazine and insert a loaded one,
simply press the slide catch to close the slide and to
load the chamber
SIDED SAFETY LEVER: allows easier and quicker handling
also by left handed shooters.
MAGAZINE RELEASE BUTTON (mod. 81BB / 84BB only): can easily
be assembled on the right side of the grip, to allow easy
handling by left handed shooters.
FRAME: the front and back sides of the grip are longitudinally
grooved to insure a firm hold even with wet hands or under
conditions of rapid, unaided fire.