Bersa 380 CC or S & W Bodyguard 380 ?

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    Bersa 380 CC or S & W Bodyguard 380 ?

    So far I have been a revolver guy for CC. Been kicking the tires of some pocket guns, help me out. I like both of these and they are in my price range for this purchase. I like several features of both.

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    The Bersa, while a fine firearm, is a bit heavy for pocket carry, and much better suited to on the belt carry, than pocket carry.

    I have never shot the S&W, so I won't comment on it. But it looks to be more of a pocket carry type gun than the Bersa.
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    NOTE: S&W Bodyguard 380 image is flipped horizontally
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Of those two options I would go with the Bersa myself.

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    hey los, thanks thats a GREAT comparison tool. even though I have held both this is a fine way to see all the specs side by side. (of course you know this already).

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    I bought a Bersa last Fall and it fell apart during the break in period. The S&W is too new and has a lot of bugs to work out before I'd consider it. Pocket .380s are pretty iffy for self-defense as it is. As for me, I've opted for an airweight revolver. An S&W 642 airweight. You get five for sure, but that's just me. Be safe.
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    I would probably pick the S&W out of those two but I would honestly look at either an airweight 38 or a Ruger LCP if you want a pocket 380. JMO

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    Bersa

    I have the Bersa Thunder with CT and it has been great. I don't carry it much, but I am confident in it when I do.

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    I've heard good things about the Bersa. I had one but unfortunately I must've gotten a lemon because it couldn't make it through one mag without a malfunction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerbnb View Post
    hey los, thanks thats a GREAT comparison tool. even though I have held both this is a fine way to see all the specs side by side. (of course you know this already).
    THANKS, Deerbnb.

    Here's another CC just in case you were wondering....


    Note: Ruger LCR image is flipped horizontally
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Thanks los, I am currently totin' a similar animal in my Bodyguard 38 but I am soon to lose it to the wifey poo as soon as her permit hits the mailbox. So it's shopping time (sniff sniff) and I know how we all hate shopping for a new playpretty the barks over here and bites over there. Somehow I will suffer through this tragedy of visiting all the usual haunts for weaponry. I have some larger guns but I am more comfortable with the smaller stuff for everyday carry.
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    Well, if you're more comfortable with "the smaller stuff",...check this out.:

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    I own the Bersa 380cc and while heavier and larger it is a great pistol, the laser activation button on the BG truly sucks and after opening and testing the laser button on 3 brand new BG's with my dealer, he now totally agrees. They should have made it like my Ruger LCR where you grab the grip it lights . . . no muss no fuss! Try before you buy and see what I mean.
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    go to Genitron.com and arranage any comparison you want.
    try this link : http://genitron.com/HandgunDB/DB-Com...ID2=3647&ID3=0

    The Bersa is larger and weighs more, the S&W is easier to conceal and has more "recoil." Try firing them before you buy. The S&W has a LONG DA trigger pull that takes some getting used to. I like by BG380.

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