One Picosafety

7-May-13 – 09:52 by ToddG

In the metric system, “pico” is the prefix denoting one trillionth (0.000000000001, or 10 to the -12th power). It’s ridiculously small.

Pico is also the name of Beretta’s latest mouse gun. To introduce their new polymer pocket wonder Beretta produced a video which, as pointed out by ByronG on, demonstrates what I would call 1 picosafety, or one trillionth the attention to safety that you’d expect from a major firearms manufacturer. Byron’s post is reproduced below with permission.

I’m pretty sure the owner’s manual that comes with the Pico will just say, “Please observe the four cardinal safety rules at all times. In other words, do not do anything we showed in the promotional video for this firearm.”

“Come one step closer and I’ll blow a hole in my own hand!”


“I don’t want the bullets going anywhere before I’ve decided to pull the trigger, so I plug the muzzle with my finger. It’s safe because the bullet doesn’t reach full speed until well after the muzzle.”


“How you guys like my stylin’ teacup grip?”


“So then you whip out your gat like this and go pew pew pew!
Doesn’t matter if you’re firing into the ground: the noise will scare attackers away!”


“Hey, you can’t be the only one who gets to play with the trigger! Let me try!”



“Ha! I can do even better than you did! Finger on trigger and muzzling myself…
just in case I didn’t quite muzzle myself in the last frame”


“How do these mags work again?…”


“No… wait… flip it around…”


“OK… here we go!”
Maybe… just maybe… if you’re going to brag about how easy a pistol is to control and operate, it would be a good idea to show people who know how to control and operate said pistol.


  1. 5 Responses to “One Picosafety”

  2. Should totally be a drinking game. Take a shot every time they flag themselves. You’ll be drunk in no time.

    By TCinVA on May 7, 2013

  3. Was this filmed by Bloombergs crew? Worse than the guy with the shotgun.

    By Franky2Shoes on May 7, 2013

  4. Full Disclosure: i wasn’t looking at her gun when she pulled her shirt up.

    By Josh on May 7, 2013

  5. Now you guys have poisoned the well and I won’t have a chance to buy a Femto .22 pistol.

    By Tam on May 8, 2013

  6. What’s the problem? You all know it’s not safety, but looking cool that counts. This was actually produced by the owner of “In Da’ Hood Sight Co.” Turn this thing sideways and let ‘er rip!

    By Mark Little on May 10, 2013

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