Beretta® U22 Neos Pistol
Awesome Plinker/ Target Pistiol
Purchased this past summer and just had a chance to shoot it and site it in for the first time this past week. I am incredibly happy with my selection! Not one single failure of any kind in 250 rds of 15 year old Rem Thunderbolt from 3 different mags to include rapid fire. I have the 6" barrel and this thing is extremely accurate. It's easy to be accurate as it has a natural hold and "pointability" #is that a word?# that just makes consistency effortless. I have put quite a few rounds through a S&W 22A and I much prefer this weapon over the S&W. The heavy 6" barrel of the Neos renders muzzle flip nearly non-existent. Take down and cleaning are about as simple and quick as my Glock. I've heard some refer to the Neos as a good "starter pistol" almost as a dig against it and I'm not quite sure I get that statement. Yes, its easy to use for a beginner but this is not my first handgun by far and I thoroughly enjoy it. I am not however going to be using it for competition, so maybe that's what they mean? The trigger has very slight take up and breaks cleanly and consistently without a "gritty" feel and is not overly heavy. Trigger reset actually seemed to improve over the course of the range session. I've read that this pistol will eat all kinds of 22LR which is a big reason I purchased it considering the current availability of 22, I need a gun that will shoot what I can find. Also, you simply cannot beat the price for the Neos, its a high quality pistol for a cheap pistol price. The only downside I can see to owning this pistol is that I enjoy shooting it so much, I fear my supply of 22 ammo isn't safe and will be dwindled soon!
Bottom line: I am highly impressed with it and don't see us ever parting ways.
December 11, 2014
I had recommended the Neos to my customers based on an industry review and the "feel" of the gun. An unusually wide range of hand types/sizes like the Neos. I bought one myself, took it out to sight it in, and after about 15 rounds, the pin under the rear sight began working its way out. I promptly sent it back to Beretta, and so far (30-50) rounds it is holding. I also took it to a smith for trigger work. The trigger on my Neos was so very bad that it made the words "target pistol" a joke. God-awful. After the trigger work it was a reasonably good trigger ($48). After all the above, the Neos seems to be a good target pistol and I'll enjoy shooting it in my matches. Even with the money for the trigger job, it is a very reasonably priced weapon. Now when I sell it, I can tell my customers about the necessary, very necessary, trigger job, and where they can get it.
July 11, 2014
Got Neos two months ago. Great gun. My wife ,brother and I love it. It is accurate with both the regular sights and a red dot. No problem putting red dot on but I did have to remind people to use the red dot not the front sight . It is easy to clean just one step (turn a wheel) .
June 21, 2014
wish I did not
After shooting 3 or 4 times the rear adjustable sight came loose. Sent it back to Beretta. They change the screw and sent it back to me. It still had the same problem. This pistol was for my wife, so it did not work out for her. I glued the sight to one position.
April 14, 2014