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    Bersa

    I've only had mine for a short time but it has moved my Taurus (not a tcp) out of rotation for carry purposes. I trust this Bersa over the Taurus which Ive had for a long time.

    Bersa website claims to have 9rd mags in stock. I ordered one yesterday. We'll see if tbey come through in a timely manner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mech View Post
    The Thunder .380 is a 7+1 with available 9 and 21 (barrel) magazines. (just try finding a nine round mag, I dare ya, or ammo for that matter). The Bersa CC .380 I think is standard 9rd capacity, though I haven't checked in a while.

    Now, I have the Thunder .380 and it has been a breeze to CC, very comfortable in a IWB holster with almost no print. My only concern, is at the range, I loaded 3, 7 shot mags with range ammo and it jammed 8 times! The first 100 rounds were store bought, brandee new and went through that gun like $hit through a goose. Those 21 rounds of range bought went in the trash. I haven't had a chance to go out and fire with the new ammo since then, so can't confirm it was absolutely an ammo problem, but am pretty sure it was.
    Update, ordered a 9 round mag on June 2, came in today June 7th.

    Right from Eagle imports.

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    Based on the two choices you gave us, I'd have to say the Bersa. I've been 1 for 3 with Taurus, and won't try again. However, if it was me I'd go with the Kahr CW9. It's smaller than the Bersa, and would be a lot easier to shoot than the TCP. Mine has been utterly reliable, and I pocket carried daily until I bought a PM45.

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    Go Bersa, they are a really good deal for the money!
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    If stuck between those 2 options right now I'd go with the Bersa. But I'm really against buying 1st or 2nd year new gun models.

    Just like the LCP had a few issues right away, but now there are far less complaints.

    Give Taurus a year or two to work out the bugs with the TCP and THEN I'd consider one. I do own a Taurus revolver that has been perfect for several years.

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    You made a smart move by staying away from the Taurus
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