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.
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.
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.