Pocket Pistol Fun with the Beretta 950 BS
By Don Summers
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Pocket pistols provide a compact, lightweight approach to concealed carry and what better model to explore than the classic Beretta 950 BS.
The Beretta 950 BS’ history begins in the 1950s with its predecessor the 950B. Manufactured by the Italian company and imported to U.S. consumers, the 950B’s reach was effectively halted in 1968 by the Gun Control Act due to its lack of external safety. Beretta was on top of it though, popping a manual safety on that pocket pistol thereby creating the Beretta 950 BS for American consumers.
The Beretta 950 BS offers a micro-compact design. (Photo: Don Summers/Guns.com)
The pistol garnered praise and popularity in the 1980s, appearing in a rash of movies like Octopussy, Lethal Weapon and The Big Easy, to name a few. Near and dear to many hearts, the 950 BS has remained an option for those wanting to par down their carry load.
The Beretta 950 BS
To comply with the Gun Control Act of 1968, the Beretta 950B got an update with a manual safety. (Photo: Don Summers/Guns.com)
Chambered in .25 ACP, the 950 BS brings a centerfire round to the pocket pistol arena. Boasting a 2.4-inch barrel with weight hovering just under 10-ounces,