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Beretta Tomcat

Introduced to the market in 1996, the Beretta 3032 Tomcat is a semi-auto .32 caliber pistol designed for concealed carry and as a back-up law enforcement weapon. The Tomcat uses a blow back design with a tip-up barrel, which is somewhat unique for a .32 pocket pistol. This design means you don’t have to rack the slide for the first round to be chambered. Instead you tip the barrel up, and load the first round manually.

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Beretta 3032 Tomcat Beretta 3032 Tomcat Inox

 

The pistol weighs 14 ounces unloaded and uses a 7 round magazine. The Tomcat uses regular .32 ammo fine, but won’t support +P ammo. Like most blowback models, the Tomcat features a double action trigger pull, which then switches to single action after the first shot.

Currently, the Tomcat is available in 2 versions:

  • 3032 Tomcat – The standard Tomcat with an alloy frame
  • 3032 Tomcat Inox – This version has a stainless steel slide with an anodized alloy frame.

Over time, Beretta has released a few other Tomcat variants including a titanium version and the Alley Cat version, which featured factory Tritium night sights.

Some commonly asked questions baout holsters for the Tomcat:

#1 – I’ve heard that some of the Tomcat models are wider than others? And how does this affect a holster fit?

That is correct. Early versions of the Tomcat had issues with the frame cracking so Beretta slightly changed the design to thicken the slide area just above the trigger. In addition, the finish on the Inox version is slightly thicker than the finish on the standard model so some holster makers offer a different holster version for the Inox model. Most holster makers use a mold of the more current, wider version of the Tomcat for holster making purposes as it will fit both the older, thinner Tomcat versions as well as the more current, thicker models.

#2 –I’ve got an older titanium Tomcat. Will it fit a holster made for the standard 3032 Tomcat?

Yes, the titanium versions have the same dimensions as the standard Tomcat so they will fit the same holster for the Tomcat.

The holster models listed below are made in a version to fit the Tomcat 3032.

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