Compared to the US 1911 45acp or the German 9mm Luger this was a fairly dainty specimen of military firearm. However it took down easy and shot straight and didn't take up much space as a carry weapon. No doubt they were also standard police arms deep into the 20th Century.
I was lucky to find a correct holster for mine some years ago.
One thing about having any firearm that you don't shoot often is that you need a take down book. The Gun Digest manual for pistols is a library necessity for collectors. They also make one for rifles.
Here's a Wikipedia link for general information. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beretta_M1934