I sold off my Ruger MK 1 Bull barrel, and now I am sort of missing a nice semi-auto 22 for plinking at the range. I don't want another Ruger, the browning did not fit well, Had a 41, and I don't cotton to plastic guns, so the neos et. al. are out. Thus my interest in the 87 target. It looks like a great gun for just punching paper at the range.
For a first buy, a good quality general-purpose rimfire is the way to go and the Beretta 87 Target would have to be a top contender. Quality of the highest order is obvious the moment you lay eyes on this svelte, ten-shot self-winder. Clean lines, tight tolerances and design displaying the classic Italian approach of function dictating styling are standout attractions.
We had really high hopes for this gun, mostly based upon the price point of $800+. However it came up a little short–even for a plinker. The gun looks great. It’s got clean lines with a stylish flair, textured wood grips, attractive slide design and controls – in short, everything you would expect from a mid to high-price point firearm from Beretta.