Disappointed with my Bersa.

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    Disappointed with my Bersa.

    I have been pretty much been all over the map with pocket guns. I got rid of my Sig 232 a year ago because I decided I wanted to stay with one caliber. However, try as I might, the other 9's were too big or just poorly designed. Sooo, after a year, I decided to go back to a .380 for backup. About ten years ago I had a Bersa Thunder that worked like a dream. Accurate right out of the box. The price was excellent and half of my 232.

    Sooo, I purchased the new Combat Bersa (single stack). I admit that the ergonomics and the grip were exceptional. However, to my utter surprise, every mag stove piped on the last round. It was Winchester White Box which has never been a problem. Every one! In addition, the fixed sights were incredibly off. I kept adjusting, adjusting. To get a round somewhat close to the center, I had to drop the sights a good two inches below the target at 25'). Just to make sure, I shot my EDC as well. They were dead on. Going to sell it with less than 50 rounds through it. Worst of all, gotta tell the truth! LOL!!!
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    Why not send it back in for warranty? Like you, I have Bersa's that shoot accurately and reliably all day long.
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    I would look at he mags first. THEN send it back.

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    yup - the stovepipe issue definitely sounds like it's magazine related.
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    Magazine related issue...Call Bersa, let them know what's ongoing and I bet ya dollars to donuts, they'll send you a new mag.
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    Just take the magazine apart and clean the inside of it and see what happens. I have two Bersa Thunder 9 UC Pro. I have never had a problem of any kind with the first one. The second one is new and had a funny sound when I loaded the magazine and I took it apart and found some kind of redish powder and goo inside it. I cleaned it real good on the inside and no more problems.
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    Don't sell it. Call Bersa, tell them your problems, take it from there. In all the years I have worked in Gun Shops, I have always herd good things about Bersa Customer Service.

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    Bersa is cheap but as you know, usually rock steady. I agree with others, do a bit of leg work prior to dumping it.
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    It has already been mentioned but clean, clean, CLEAN the gun and the magazines. I had the same problem with my wife's Bersa the first few rounds until I took some Gun Scrubber to it. It has run perfectly since.

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    El see are...Re vol ver

    No fuss. No muss. No round after round of testing, proofing, cussing, and worrying. Pull trigger, goes bang. Not much more you can ask for a pocket gun. If you have to, have a tailor deepen a pocket for it. Done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    El see are...Re vol ver

    No fuss. No muss. No round after round of testing, proofing, cussing, and worrying. Pull trigger, goes bang. Not much more you can ask for a pocket gun. If you have to, have a tailor deepen a pocket for it. Done.
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    Have to agree with the others AZ, give Bersa a call and see what they will do. I've owned 4 Bersa over the years and never had a problem with them.
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    I have 3 of them all great shooters and very accurate. Someone gave you good advice, get it fixed. Maybe it just needs breaking in a bit more. 50 rounds isn't very much. Whatever you decide to do, good luck.
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    I would do what others have said, and try to get it to work properly.


    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
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    No fuss. No muss. No round after round of testing, proofing, cussing, and worrying. Pull trigger, goes bang. Not much more you can ask for a pocket gun. If you have to, have a tailor deepen a pocket for it. Done.
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    Too funny. But yep, true dat.

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    Problem with brand new Bersa Thunder .380 - The Firing Line Forums

    Clean the **** out of it. Literally. Buy a can of Gun Scrubber, clean the mags first, then spend 1/3 can on the slide and slide internals, 2/3 can on the frame and frame internals. Don't stop until the whole can of is empty (Look for Shellac on the frame.) (Dang, it must be almost impossible to polish the feed ramp... ) 1 drop of oil on every pin pivot (hammer, trigger, mag release) and 2 drops of oil on the slides and you should be good to go. [Yeah, I know you won't use the whole can, especially if it's the larger can, so get the smaller can... ]

    Field Stripping the Bersa (Or Firestorm) .380

    Yeah, I know that you know the insides of the .380CC - others may enjoy the pictures.


    Get three different boxes of ammo - Federal, American Eagle, Blazer, Fiochhi, anything but WWB, TulAmmo or UMC Bronze. Well, not anything...

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    You got rid of a P232??? That's what I've been looking for. (She's a Classic.) The only thing that stops me is the price. For $550 I can get a PPQ, G19G4, Ruger CMD, CZ, M&P 45c, etc.

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