The Tomcat uses a “tip-up barrel” meaning the user can push down on the muzzle and tip the barrel up to clean it, load it, or check it. The benefit to a tip-up barrel is the barrel locks (and is essentially fixed) to the frame, so it doesn’t move at all while it’s fired.
The Tomcat is similar in design to the 21 Bobcat. The Tomcat has a 2.45″ barrel length, which puts its overall length at 5″. The Tomcat has a light aluminum alloy frame and a carbon steel slide. The Tomcat employs a notched rear sight and blade front sight, and manual thumb safety.
The Tomcat is also available in Beretta’s INOX finish, which is basically a stainless steel finish, and it costs about $120 more.
Beretta recommends the Tomcat for general concealed carry.
While few of us ever thought we’d have a blacked-out lever-action hunting rifle on our wish list, here we are with not one, but two. The Marlin Dark series was followed by the Henry X-Model, both American-made levers.