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tip up barrel
A tip-up barrel is a type of semi-automatic pistol design in which the barrel can be swung up and away from the firing pin, pivoting around a hinge set into the frame near the muzzle. Such a design allows a round to be inserted directly into the chamber, rather than from a magazine. Shooters who lack the hand/arm strength needed to chamber the first round by racking the slide on a conventional pistol can take advantage of the tip-up barrel to begin firing.
Model 86 Beretta 380 tip up barrel 8 round pistol. An reasonable price paid for the right one. I'm looking for an every day carry for my wife. She doesn't like the recoil of my Colt Combat Commander 45 ACP and doesn't have the hand strength to cycle a Beretta Model 81 in 32 ACP.