The Beretta 21 Bobcat and Beretta 21 Bobcat Inox are small pocket-sized semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta.
The Beretta 21 Bobcat is a simple blowback
pistol with a single and double action trigger
mechanism. It is fitted with a frame
mounted thumb safety
. The frame is made out of aluminium alloy
, the slide
are either carbon
or stainless steel
. The defining feature of this pistol is the 'tip-up' barrel. The barrel pivots on a pin under the muzzle so that the chamber may be loaded with the slide in the closed position. This simplifies loading as well as checking the load status as the slide is difficult to retract by hand.
The Bobcat 21 is available in either .22 LR
(with 7 round magazine capacity) or .25 ACP
(6.35 mm) (8 round magazine capacity) caliber. The .22 LR version is available in either black or stainless steel (called Inox
by Beretta) versions, whereas the .25 ACP model is available in black only.