Beretta Model 76 22 Target Pistol Review

Beretta Model 76 22 Target Pistol Review

Beretta Model 76 22 LR Target Pistol Review. These were made from 1971-1985, inspired by the Beretta Model 70. It is C&R Eligible. Big thanks to Classic Firearms for sending the Pistol for this review. #BerettaModel76 #BerettaTargetpistol #22LR
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  1. escorpion gomez on November 4, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Muy bonita y buena marca pero mal calibre para defensa

  2. Panzer 101 on November 4, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Are the magazines compatible with the model 71 (22lr)?
    Great pistol by the way.
    Greetings from Belgium!

  3. Michael McGee on November 4, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    With a suppressor, the "Hitters Special", this was famous(or imfamous)with Mossad back in the early eighties. A cool lil gat fer sure. Always nice to see your vid’s brother Sootch, best to you n yours sir, Mike.

  4. MaccTay on November 4, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    I was gifted one of these but it has been through many years of heavy use. My 76 chambers smooth but I still have not test fired because mine has a gap between the slide and the upper part where the rear sights sit. I was wondering if u knew of a fix to for realigning the pistol to get rid of the gap . I also have a small gap at the end of the slide after it chambers . The gun cycles perfectly . Do u recommend test firing or do you know of a way to fix these gaps? Any info would be greatly appreciated

  5. Marie-Noëlle Baechler on November 4, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Thank you for this interesting video. The B76 is quite nice.
    – But when I see the official field strip method, I understand that the current model is the 87 Target.
    – For dry firing, Carl Walther Waffenbabrik and Haemmerli make small plastic inserts which make intensive dry firing very easy and completely safe for the gun. They are part of the daily life of any small bore precision shooter.
    – If this pistol has a real accuracy potential, then it make sense to test small batches of target ammo from Eley, Lapua, RWS, Fiocchi and SK. The result may be surprising and impressive.
    – If you really like this model, I recommend you to try a Haemmerli 208s.

  6. Lars Bliss on November 4, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    After shipping and transfer fee they are over $500. Way too expensive especially with only one mag. I’ll get a used ruger, browning, or some other target pistol for half the price.

  7. Adele Flynn on November 4, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    නෑකෙනත් කීවේ දොර ඇරගෙන ය ඔහු වරක්නමුත් ඔහු තම නිවසින් එළවා දැමුවේ ය ඔහු සිතුවේ තම බාල පුතුන් දෙදෙනාට නින්දට යන කතන්දර පැවසීමට වැඩි කාලයක් නාස්ති කළ බවයි

  8. Mitch Cornacchia on November 4, 2021 at 9:19 pm


  9. Brad Harrison on November 4, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    My first handgun to ever shot when I was 6. I could hit with it right off the bat.

  10. Mark Botta on November 4, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Purchased my Model 76 43 years ago, almost to the day, for $202.00. Haven’t shot it in quite awhile. Took it apart a few months ago to really give it a good cleaning & lube. Had forgotten about the needed multiple slide slams. Thought something was really wrong until I came across your video – what a relief! My only lament is that I can’t find extra mags for it. It will see range time very soon.

  11. Ram2k12 on November 4, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    It’s junk compared to Ruger’s MK 2, I had the gold model it was nothing but a jammermatic that I paid $450 from Gunbroker. The Mark2 is a minute of prairie dog eye at 70yrds, with a rest and scoped and it never jammed. Granted, I had to put a $20 Volquartsen trigger set, and their $40 target grips on it, but I only gave $175 for the Ruger at a gun show. I tried to like the Beretta, but it just wouldn’t let me. I traded the gold for a browning hunter model, and have never looked back. The dealer thought he made a great trade.

  12. cesar garcia rodriguez on November 4, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    The sigths are high on the hand axis,,,,not optímal. It is the main drawback of the pistol. Testing a bulls eye target pistol at 7 yards is ridicolous. The international distance is 25 metres…a distance where you can really test if It is accurate or no. At 7 yards even 2” revolveres can make great groups.

  13. Joel D on November 4, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    It’s a really nice Bersa Thunder but worse.

  14. Showemright YTchannel on November 4, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    I may end up getting one of these, Classic got em for $479, and I like that they are all metal, and how the rear sights are on the barrel, and that inner slide and all makes for kickass accuracy ..thats 4 sure….Thanks sootch00, always a Great Presentation you do.

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  16. Henry Wes on November 4, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Why not hunt with it? You said it was possible, but sounded like you were kinda warning against it. Not squirrel worthy?

  17. FloridaRaider on November 4, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    I inherited a Beretta Model 102. – I think the older version of this gun. It shoots really well. It must be somewhat rare…I have no idea what it’s worth.

  18. Gary Milstead on November 4, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    I’m subscribed and enjoy your videos. But I think Classic picks and sends you the finest examples of the guns they are selling for your reviews. Great advertising! I got 1 good “Good” pistol and 1 beat up “excellent” pistol from them. Buying from them is defiantly a gamble.

  19. Axel Canarino on November 4, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Preferisco la "beretta 98 stock" , che tra l’altro permette l’uso del soppressore senza modifiche.

  20. Kevin Washington on November 4, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Sootch you’re the man when it comes to the info provided about firearms!! I have that beretta m9 22 I got it after your review…can you compare the m9 22 against the Taurus tx22? I’d really like your opinion on which is better thanks man LLTR!!

  21. Farhad Khalid Ahmed on November 4, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    I not like this… Disasmble taknik

  22. The Rifle Man on November 4, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    I know the gun is sexy and all, but what’s with the porno music in the video Sootch?

  23. John's Direct Works Department!! on November 4, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    I put about 2000 rounds through one of these once. Not ONE malfunction… A STUNNING pistol, would love one again, only all banned here in the Uk now..

  24. Capt. Killingfield on November 4, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    What a gorgeous firearm! I need one to go along with my Beretta 71. I would trade my S&W 422 that I just bought a week ago for it.

  25. JAR on November 4, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    no snap caps were hurt during this great video 🤣😄🤪✌😎

  26. SuperSix Delta on November 4, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    I had the pleasure of shooting one of these years ago in Canada. It was like shooting a laser. Made me feel like a champion.

  27. Larry Jones on November 4, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    What is the intro music?

  28. USAF 1999 on November 4, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    I’ve heard of too many bad things about dealing with Classic Firearms for me to pull the trigger in anything they have yet

  29. Said Rahman on November 4, 2021 at 9:39 pm


  30. cesar garcia rodriguez on November 4, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    In bulls eye 2 hands shooting is not allowed and It is not the best way to test a bulls eye pistol. This is a classic club pistol, an intermediate between fun 22 pistols and a match target ISSF pistol. A great design.

  31. Erasto Moreno on November 4, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Cómo compro una así vívo en Puebla

  32. j2ohno on November 4, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    DO NOT run these guns with CCI MiniMags or any other high velocity ammo. They were designed to run on standard velocity ammo. Hi Vel ammo will cause undue wear and/or breakage. I have had one of these for many years and ran some Hi Vel through it one day. The rear sight elevation screw broke off. It was a very hard part to find. Again these are old guns designed for standard velocity ammo only.

  33. Michael Kinberger on November 4, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Very disappointed. I paid extra to get a hand picked pistol. I received the item with cracked grips and quite a bit of bluing wear. I was emailed back by Victoria Coleman that they would refund the $30 hand pick option. She also sent me a link to where I could buy a set of grips. The link was for a set of grips to fit a Beretta Model 1950 not a Model 76 Target. I have searched the internet and I’m unable to find a set of Beretta Model 76 target grips. I asked if they would send me a set of grips off another pistol or refund my purchase. No response.

  34. Charles DeMay on November 4, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    I agree it’s a GREAT 22LR PISTOL, I’ve got mine about 35years ago FOR $300. I have a BROWNING BULLSEYE Buck Mark with a SILHOUETTE barrel assembly, Ruger Mkll Government but I REALLY LOVE my 76W. I have a early model 71 JAGUAR with 2 spare barrels (3.5" & 6") and recently purchased a New in the box model 87 Cheetah with wood grips. I LOVE ALL MY BERETTAS. I’M A 22LR PERSON. YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THEY ARE FUN AND CHEAP TO SHOOT, GREAT TRAINING TOOL. 😉😆😃😁😎

  35. Jay Abramson on November 4, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    I don’t know if anyone else pointed it out, but those blue aluminum dummy rounds are NOT snapcaps. They are action proving rounds designed to test feeding and to a lesser degree extraction/ejection. The package indicates this. Generally.22 snapcaps are plastic to absorb the firing pin strike

  36. Robert Taylor on November 4, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    I also have the model 70 and I also went on Ebay and bought those wood gripd. I went with the $80 ones as you did since you said they fit so Good, I wasn’t disappointed.

  37. Larry Jones on November 4, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    I ask again. What is the intro music.

  38. Parvin Kumar on November 4, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    यह मेरा खुद का कारोबार अगर किसी भाई को देसी कट्टा पिस्टल चाहिए तो इस नंबर पर कांटेक्ट करें यही मेरा व्हाट्सएप नंबर यही मेरा फोन नंबर 7381244359

  39. Will Black on November 4, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Got a love the smoky 22!

  40. Old Dirtbiker on November 4, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    As folks have said, ordering from Classic FA is a crap shoot. However, I bought this 76 from them and the Beretta Olimpia heavy barrel 22 target rifle without a hand select option and got very good condition guns. With the pandemic thing, you can’t reach them by phone (why?) and communicating with them by e-mail can take a week for a response. Generally incompetent but those guns were an interesting buy and not as overpriced as some of their other offerings.

  41. Herman 66MI on November 4, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Wish could find a model 70 or 71

  42. Kirk Chartier on November 4, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I do like it, but the lack of parts & magazine availability hinders it to the point of it being irrelevant. If someone would reintroduce this pistol I would definitely be interested. Otherwise I will stick with my 5"Walther P22 or a Buckmark or Keltec CP-33. If Taurus made a 5" or longer barrel and slide this would be added to the list.

  43. Unit 38 on November 4, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Have little use for .22 LR other than the .22 rifle from my Father in Law.

  44. David Rivero on November 4, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Had the 70s , got divorced ,missed out on this one, things got bad …so bad i got the 87T. Life is good. lol

  45. LaChiva62 on November 4, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Too ugly.

  46. rawheadjim on November 4, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    This is actually a very good deal for a G to VG model 76. I paid the extra for hand select and I would rate mine VG+ to EX-. I had two 76’s already that I paid between $475-$500 for 5-10 years ago, and this was definitely a huge step up in condition over either of them. One in the condition of my Classic 76 normally goes for closer to the $650-$800 range on GB. If this was being made now it would be right at $1,000, check the price on an 87T! It has the lightest trigger pull of any handgun or rifle I own, mine is also consistently 2lbs, it’s also super reliable with any 22 ammo you feed it, and accurate. The build quality is head and shoulders above any new $500 22 target pistol.

  47. John Geluso on November 4, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Good Job !!!

  48. Dato' Mohd Halil Shuhadah on November 4, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Great one it’s first time i saw this model very les recoil vibration and very accurate to shoot the target subject

  49. Greg Kalendowicz on November 4, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Is this or is this not a C&R eligible firearm?

  50. Peter Agostini jdcap26 tips an repairs and hobbies on November 4, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    What was the retail cost when it came out ?