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    I am wanting a G30 like pistol (45 acp) that I can use as my new edc...trying to preserve the finish on my Kimber by using another weapon as edc....trying stay under$500

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    If you want to be under $500 and get a pistol "like" a Glock then I suggest you buy a Glock.
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    The Bersa/Firestorm .45 is a solid handgun like all Bersa products. Not as well finished and polished as some of the higher end guns but very sound mechanically and they are reliable and a good value.



    That being said, I purchased this like new G30 for $500 OTD 2 months ago, so I say save a few more pennies and get the G30. Its a superb handgun.

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    Well the purpose of "like" a glock is to solicit suggestions for guns with similar features at a lesser cost. I have a G27. But I want a 45 cal. Just don't want to spend over $500. Guess I didn't break that down clearly enough.

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    you might take a look at the Kahr CW45 single stack 6+1. Around $350 on the internet at Buds and Davidsons. Great little pistol that is so easy to carry. Bersas are fine, but a little thick and heavy and only carry 7+1. I have both.

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    Have you thought about a Springfield?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberpackn View Post
    Well the purpose of "like" a glock is to solicit suggestions for guns with similar features at a lesser cost. I have a G27. But I want a 45 cal. Just don't want to spend over $500. Guess I didn't break that down clearly enough.

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    My point was that a Glock is in your stated pricerange. Glocks are so common that with very little work you could find a new one for $475ish or a new used one for around $450 or less.

    I just bought a new one last fall for $468.
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    Not glock like but fits your price range and an excellent gun for the money, I own this in stainless, more difficult to carry heavy and large, but it can be done, giexpert.PNG....If you want glock like and not a glock go with a sprinfield XD also right at 500 new...
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    My opinion of Bersa is that they're the most underrated guns available. The finish on them wears fast but they're reliable as the day is long. That being said, $500 Glocks are everywhere... but you can score a used Bersa all day for $300 if you look also. Some people have a problem with DA/SA triggers though... I'm a Sig fanboy so I actually prefer them.

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    I second the Kahr CW45. Very concealable and surprisingly accurate fr it's size.

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    Love the XD line of SA but price is often more than Glock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberpackn View Post
    Well the purpose of "like" a glock is to solicit suggestions for guns with similar features at a lesser cost. I have a G27. But I want a 45 cal. Just don't want to spend over $500. Guess I didn't break that down clearly enough.

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    That's the point you can find a G30 for 5 bills or under if you look hard enough. Otherwise look at the XD, M&P, or Kahr they are more Glock like than the Bersa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
    My opinion of Bersa is that they're the most underrated guns available. The finish on them wears fast but they're reliable as the day is long.
    finish on the matte Bersas is actually very durable....tennifer treated steel, but is not very attractively applied. These two Bersas have been carried and beaten to death. Practically no finish wear.

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    Ferritic nitrocarburizing (tenifer, melonite, etc.) is a dull, grey color and is a metal treatment, not a finish. You won't likely "wear" it off. What you are wearing off is the black finish, usually a phosphate coating such as pakerizing or something similar.

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    I have a thunder 380 nice pistol works well

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