Gun Report

Beretta Alley Cat 32 ACP

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This may be a good choice for some shooters, but the Kel-Tec is lighter and cheaper than the Alley Cat.

Beretta Alley Cat 32 ACP

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The Alley Cat can be cocked and locked (left), then be ready to fire (right) after taking the slide safety off.
The large white front sight dot was easy to see, but not particularly easy to align.
The Alley Cat differs only from the other .32 ACP mini-gun in its lineup, the Tomcat, with the addition of an AO (formerly Ash­ley Outdoors) big dot (Trilux H3) sight. This sight is a 0.16-inch white dot dovetailed into the slide that sports a tritium dot in the center. The rear sight is also an AO product that is more a crease than a notch. The center point is accented with a white vertical line. For truly rapid acquisition we would rather have seen the large front dot be entirely tritium. As it was, we thought the front dot was too coarse to regulate elevation, and the rear blade too vague to perceive windage.
The Beretta’s trigger was very sharp on both its side and front faces. It didn’t take too many double-action pulls to notice the problem.

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