Went to the range today with the wife and a friend and his sister. She is wanting to take our CHL class in a couple of weeks, but hasn't shot a handgun in a while so we carried 8 or 10 different handguns out for her to try.
Anyway, short version of it, after some shooting she decided she like her brothers Bersa Thunder CC, fit her hand, she was shooting good with it and that is what she would take her class with.
Then all the sudden the gun started having failures. FTF. After firing the empty would eject fine, but when picking up the next round it would send the front of the round straight up and the tip of the round would hang on the top outside lip of the barrel. She shot it, friend shot it, we tried 3 or 4 different types of ammo, both magazines. We broke it down quick gave it a quick field cleaning and relubed it, but it kept doing the same thing.
When we inspected the rounds they had a pretty noticeable flat spot on the tip of the lead where they were jammed into the top of the barrel. The barrel did seem to have a rather sharp inside edge, where the were hanging up. The funny thing is my friend has had this gun for a while and never before has he had any trouble out of it.
We pretty much eliminated limp wristing, since my friend is a decent sized guy, electrician by trade so hands are not weak, and has been shooting for 30+ years.
So anyone had this problem show up on a Bersa Thunder. Mine has had zero issues before giving it to my brother. The others that I have shot, or others have shot during our classes have not had any issues except when limp wristed and did not exibit this type of failure.
Thanks for any suggestions you might have.
Oh, and she will probably take the course with the wife's G19.