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What will the PPK do that the Bersa doesn't for half the price?
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Pretty pricey just for a " feeling!"
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One important question, since this is her gun, has she held or shot the Bersa? It would be good for her to try out both.
Nope, she hasn't shot either but while gun shopping she may have found the right pistol for her. This first gun for her will be intendefor HD not cc. The Versa or Walther are not best suited for HD and are a much less potent round.
So I'm glad to say that she will most likely be going for the Ruger SR9. She has very small hands and needs a slim framed pistol. At the first LGS the Walther felt best for her. We checked out the Versa today and she liked it better than the Walther.
Then at the next store she tried on the SR9 and she took right to it. Slim enough for her with a more potent and cheaper round as well as much higher capacity. I already own the SR9c and she can handle it. Her dad owns the SR9 and she is going to have a chance to shoot it this week.
She tried out Springfield, glock, Beretta, S&W, Sigs, H&K, Steyr, EAA, etc and she liked the feel of the SR9 best of all. Her mags would be interchangeable with my SR9c so I must say I'm happy she changed her mind to go with an American made Ruger.
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I picked up a used Bersa Thunder for dirt cheap thinking I would shoot it a lot and be done with it, but no matter how much junk ammo I feed it, it refuses to quit!
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I vote for the Walther. For some reason it feels better in my hands than the Bersa does, and I have little girly hands too.
I recommend whatever she wants.
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They'll both throw .380's down range. But i'm sorry, the Bersa is just not this sexy....
i have shot both the Bersa and the PPK, both never encountered a failure of any kind during my session. that being said i would go with the Bersa. its lighter, more affordable and base on what i read, more reliable.
Since I've now bought 2 brand new Bersa guns that were unreliable (a Thunder 380 and a Thunder 45), I would have to say the Walther. I won't buy Bersas anymore. I know many have not had issues, but 2 "clunkers" in a row is all I need to steer clear. My success rate with Taurus is far better than Bersa which is a disappointment because I wanted to like both those guns...
I have a like new firestorm .380 magazine with the extended baseplate. It basically just sat in the back of my safe and I didn't know I still had it.
It's probably been shot once? I sold the gun a long time ago, but found this mag the other day.
If any of you firestorm owners want it, you can have it for free. (just throw me a couple bucks for shipping?)
First to call dibs can have it.
Dibs! PM me asap... I'll give few $$ for shipping
I have the Bersa Thunder 380 and the Bersa Thunder 380 plus. Both are excellent shooters; totally reliable and extremely accurate at combat distances. The Bersa 380 Plus serves as a BUG to my Bersa 45UC or Glock G36.
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