Check out the new Beretta Nano for Concealed Carry. I have purchased several small 9mm pistols for concealed carry and so far none of them provides what I want in a concealed carry weapon. After reading this range report for the Beretta Nano I am looking to buy a Nano and give it a try. What peaked my interest in this report was the fact that the Nano shoots many brands, types, and bullet weights of ammunition. Unlike my Kimber Solo which was built to use 124 grain and 147 grain premium ammo the Beretta Nano appears to be a real gun for those of us who just want to shoot and not spend time trying to analyze through trial and error what type of ammunition the gun “likes”. The Beretta Nano compares size wise to the Kimber Solo, maybe just a tad longer but so far the Nano has one feature that the Solo does not, and that is the Nano works. It is just a gun that reliably shoots a variety of ammunition.
It is too soon to make any judgment about the Beretta Nano because it is a new release but don’t forget the video of the Nano shooting 1000 rounds of Black Hills ammunition after being degreased and dry of lubrication. I would like to see the Kimber Solo try that test. I own a Kimber Solo, It has been back to Kimber three times. I speak with some experience about the Solo. Check out this post and range report by Shoots4fun on the INGUNOWNERS Forum.
Beretta Nano 9mm Range Report and Review:
I had the chance to take my brand new Beretta Nano 9mm to the range yesterday and thought I’d give you my first impressions. I was shooting on the 7-8 yard pistol range for the tests:
Overall, this pistol exceeded all of my expectations. I used a variety of 9mm ammo which I frequently shoot for target practice and for my personal defense.
I started with Winchester 115gr FMJ: The Nano had zero failures of any nature. No failures to load, eject, the slide stayed back on every empty mag, and the pistol has no magazine safety so it shot fine with a round in the chamber and no magazine in the firearm. I think this is an awesome carry piece as it truly has very smooth sides where there is nothing to snag or catch on holsters or clothing. It was certainly nothing like shooting an LCP, DB9, or other snappy pistol that hurts your hand when shooting and practicing at the range. I never felt I needed gloves or a Hogue grip to lighten the impact, even though it was a bit cool outside. It was a pleasure to shoot it with terrific reliability. It ate every type of ammo I fed it, and I couldn’t tell any noticeable difference from various loads I shot.
I also shot Federal 115gr FMJ and Winchester 124gr FMJ:
The personal protection ammo I used was Winchester 147gr JHP and Hornady Critical Defense:
Pros: Comes with two (2) metal, 6 round magazines
Usable, adjustable 3-dot sights (unfortunately not night sights from the factory)
Pleasure to shoot and easy to be accurate right out of the box
Very reasonably priced, particularly for a Beretta.
A little thinner than my Glock 27 with the single stack design.
Take down and cleaning is very simple.
Excellent trigger, I’d compare it closely to the Glock (I know some may not see this as a pro, but I do).
Cons: May be a little too big for pocket carry. I’m not sure it can really be considered a pocket or mouse gun.
No options right now for an extended magazine. Some may not like having their pinky hang off the grip when shooting. Read the original post and view the accompanying pictures on the INGUNOWNERS Forum.
I am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to buy a Beretta Nano. It looks like it is going to be one of the top small 9mm pistols for concealed carry. Now if Glock will just enter this market and give Beretta some real competition.
You can find the Beretta Nano For Sale online for $399.99.