By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2023

Beretta introduced its 80X at the SHOT Show as part of the return of the Cheetah line of compact pistols. Beretta is bringing back the classic .380 with exceptional comfort & style. The Beretta 80X Cheetah pistol reimagines the legendary platform with a new sleek design and enhanced features. Available in black or bronze finishes, the 80X has been ergonomically redesigned for modern Everyday Carry. Let’s take a look!


The frame has been upgraded with a smaller Vertec-style grip, and an X-treme S Double/Single action trigger with overtravel adjustable to 1 mm reset. Other features include a skeletonized hammer, an ambidextrous, frame-mounted thumb safety, and a 2-slot, Picatinny rail for lights or lasers.


Of course, the slide is optics-ready with an interchangeable white dot front safety, and the slide action has been tweaked by reducing the weight and re-calibration of the spring rate, which requires less effort to rack the slide.


Frame Size: Compact

Type: Blowback, Single/Double Action

Size: Compact

Caliber: .380 ACP

Magazine capacity: 10 or 13 Rounds

Sights: Optics ready with

Barrel Length: 3.9 Inches

Overall Length: 6.8 Inches

Width: 1.4 Inches

Height: 4.9 Inches

Weight: 25 Ounces

MSRP: $799 in Black, $999 in Bronze



The Beretta 80X Cheetah is a mélange of classic styles with performance upgrades for today’s real world. If you’re in need of a .380 caliber EDC pistol, get over to the Beretta dealer and check this one out.

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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].