The Beretta 81 is one of the family of pistols that incorporates the famous Beretta ” Cheetah ” design which is considered one of the finest handgun designs in the world covering several different calibers and models. This particular pistol is the Model 81 in .32 ACP.. These fine pistols are original, Italian made Beretta’s that were used by Italian law enforcement agencies. They are semi-automatic with a 12 round staggered magazine. Nice compact design with a traditional double action trigger which means you can either pull the trigger all the way through to fire or cock the hammer back manually to set the trigger and then fire. All of the pistols feature ambidextrous cock & lock style safeties, blue finish and durable Beretta black synthetic grips.