Rated 5 out of 5 by Neos22forever Hotrod 22
I walked into bass proshop and handled on of these babies and I knew I had to have one. Several weeks later, I bougt one and went to the local firing range and broke it in with 300 rounds with no problem. The next week I shot around 400 more rounds, still no problem. Today I went to the range and fired off around 625 rounds with different brands and only had two that wouldn't load. The trigger pull was a little strange though. Sometimes it was crisp and others it was like there was nothing in the chamber. No matter, cause it still fired smoothly. I got around 1500 rounds through it with no problems. Its a real "HOT ROD" of a pistol.
May 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dougiedue Best .22
I totally love this gun! I have had NO problems with ammo,usually use bulk golden bullets,never had an issue,only about 5 not eject and put 2,000 rounds through it.
It shoots nice and easy,my girls like using it too,very easy to learn on.Very Accurate and very good feel.Easy to break down and clean too. I get compliments on it where ever I go.
May 2, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by oldleftypitcher Terrible gun
I bought the Beretta Neos at Bass Pro and I have to say that it is the worst gun I have ever shot. Is it accurate? Yes. Is it comfortable to shoot? Yes. That's the good part. But the failure to load and the failure to eject or misfire is so prevalent that it makes this gun to tedious to use. I have polished the feed ramp to no avail. Instead of getting better as you would expect during break in it seems to be getting worse. I love Beretta guns but they should be ashamed of themselves for marketing this gun. I have shot over a thousand rounds through it and it has some kind of failure at least once or twice in every magazine. Yes I have also tried different ammo and it does not help one bit. My advice stay away from this gun.
March 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rashao Great Value and Great Fun
Since purchasing this gun I've put approx. 1500 rnds down range and been Extremely pleased with its performance. I picked this pistol to have something that was easy to practice with and cheap to shoot, and the price of the pistol and .22lr ammo fit those needs very well.
First, the things that I love about this pistol. It is extremely easy to pick up and shoot for first time shooters. The U22 Neos are Single Action striker fire pistols, and while this may have some disadvantages it means that there are fewer moving parts for beginners to learn, simplely pull the slide back to chamber the first round, point, and squeeze. The pistol is also very accurate, shooting approx. 2" groupings out of the box and sub 2" after I got used to it. This pistol also has nearly no recoil. As to be expected with .22 guns, the smaller rnd has a much smaller kick, but the 6" barrel and overall heft of the pistol means it barely budges when fired. Which brings up another point, this is a heavy gun, unlike many .22s this full size pistol FEELS like a serious weapon when you pick it up. It is very comfortable to hold and looks rather intimidating. The long barrel and actual size make this pistol look more like a .40 than a .22lr. The full length top rail is also great for mounting red dot sight or other optic for real target precision and the adjustable rear sight is simple to dial in. As you would expect from a name like Beretta, the U22 Neos are a quality build.
Now for the drawbacks. Both lengths of this pistol (4" and 6") are not acceptable for carry. This pistol is really designed for plinking and target shooting, so if you are looking for a pistol keep with you at all times, keep looking (and you might want to consider looking at .380 ACP or 9mm rather than .22lr caliber). Take down and cleaning, while not difficult by any means, is not as simple or quick as many more common pistols with a full barrel slide. This is also a single action striker pistol, a feature to be considered if you choose to keep it loaded for defensive purposes. What this means is that the action of chambering a rnd will cock the striker and it cannot be released without squeezing the trigger/firing the weapon. In short, the pistol cannot be chambered and then decocked as with many Double/Single action hammer pistol. Lastly, choice of ammo is key. Like many .22 caliber pistols, the U22 Neos are somewhat picky. While I've had very few problems (thankfully no misfires or failure to eject), I have had issues with feeding, particularly on first rnd of a new magazine. When firing Winchester Super X HPs the slide will often jam halfway into loading the first round (I found the slide was actually rubbing along the top of the next rnd in the magazine). This issue has never occured when firing in the semi-automatic, but is rather consistent with the manual first load, but only with Winchest Super X HPs. Ammo of preference is the CCI Mini Mag, which I have had absolutely no problems with.
Conclusion: this pistol is great for new shooters and for experienced shooters looking for a fun pistol that is cheap to fire at the range. I would highly recommend as a first pistol, but definitely not a concealed carry weapon.
March 17, 2011