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Vary rarely do I say negative things about firearms.  But, I am making an exception this time.  After handling the new Beretta Pico at Federal Way Discount Guns recently, I can honestly say I am not interested in shooting one.  The reason, I was unable to manipulate the gun without great difficulty, to include releasing the magazine and locking the slide, and releasing the slide with the slide catch lever.  Anyone that knows me knows that I suffer from arthritis in both hands.  But, despite this, I am able to operate most .380, 9mm, and 45acp caliber handguns without hesitation.  This was not the case with the Pico.  After all the press on this gun, and the delay in release, I am very disappointed in the end product.  (And I won’t even go into the trigger press.)  But, don’t take my word for it, go find one and see for yourself.  I would love to hear some other opinions on this gun.

Stick with the Glock 42, Sig P238, or even the Ruger LCP (or LC9s), if you need a small carry gun.