I had one back in 1978--I don't think it was called a Cheetah back then but a 13 round .380 with DA on the first shot. It was, as I recall a light recoiling weapon. I traded it in on a Walther PPKS in stainless steel. I was enamored with the idea of stainless steel weapons, my Gold Cup was SS and so was my Centenial.
I had two Berettas back then, the Cheetah and a .25 in single action only. I forget the model number. Both were perfectly reliable. There were no aftermarket magazines back then and the OEM magazines were very expensive--but functioned perfectly. If you have feed problems and you are using an aftermarket magazine that would be the first place I would look.
I have no memory of its accuracy--only that the grip was quite fat and was a bit too big for my hands.
Nice weapons. Been around a long time.