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My first carry was the Bersa .380 CC. It is an awesome gun. Eats everything you feed it, never ever had a FTF (feed or fire). Only mags that fit properly and are dependable are straight from Bersa (not cheap...around $30. for each).
My EDC is now Beretta, either the 92FS or the PX4, because I want more firepower. But I'll never get rid of my Bersa.
You can bet your life on that gun!
When I got my Bersa Thunder380 CC I got rid of my PPK/S. I've had no trouble with the Bersa but the PPK/S that I had for over 20 years was lots of trouble.
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I carry a Kimber Ultra Carry II in a Crossbreed SuperTuck. My wife carries a Walther PPS .40 w/Crossbreed holster.
I've had my Bersa 380 for almost a year now, and it's worth penny i paid for it.
The trigger spring was broken right out of the box
It's had a few hundred rounds through her and the screws backed out. Especially frustrating when you lose them out hiking in the woods.
I won't necessarily bad-mouth it, but I'll never buy another one.
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My Mother in Law just purchased the Bersa Firestorm 9mm. So far it has been 100% (400 rounds total, 200 by her) Accurate as can be, somewhat nice trigger. I have heard that if you get a bad one it is a very bad one, but their warrenty seems to be not shabby.
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Bersa's are a great value... but I will say that it seems as if they have about one lemon out of 50 guns- Thats about par for the cheaper guns.
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My wife and I have had three Bersa firearms. P95Carry has one of them now - the UC9. We have had two .380s. Honestly we have had no trouble with any of them.
The UC9 was sold for two reasons. One, when the last round in a mag was fired the brass tended to be ejected straight back and a couple hit my wife in forehead. She didn't like that. Two, she wanted something a little smaller to carry. Eventually she ended up with a Kahr CW9.
She still has a Thunder .380. It has at least 700 rounds through it and no problems. There is one minor problem with many of the Thunder .380s and that is the decocker / safety. They are often very tight. It is a known problem and may have been address in more recent manufactured pistols.
I also had a Thunder .380, but sold it because it was just sitting in the safe. I have three other .380s that I used more so I sold it.
No manufacturer can make every unit it makes perfect. Any brand of firearm will have a bad unit occasionally. For the price Bersa's firearms are real bargains and if you get a bad one they honor their warranty.
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All the above is the reason I currently own 6 of them (including two UC-9's)! I've actually owned Bersa's since the 70's and have been very pleased with all of their pistols. The only reason I don't own the two Bersa 380's I got in the mid 70's and early 80's today is they were both stolen from my home during a burglary in '91. I eventually got both of them back (it took six years to find one of them, but it showed up after a robbery suspect was arrested), but they were both so abused, I asked the police to destroy them.
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I had two of them - in 1986 one of them failed - safety would not disengage - I was in the middle of breaking up a felony in progress - my wife was the victim - I managed to get to the shotgun that I had strapped in the trunk of my car...
It ended well for us - only barely - I traded both of those Bersa's on a 30-06 the very next week - I also promised myself that I would never own another...
Have a Thunder 380 for about a year. Nice pistol for the price. Good shooter.
Bersa's are good guns and I plan on getting one some day everytime I go to get one I buy something else.
Wow ! thanks for all the info everyone.
if things go as planed I should be picking it up today
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[QUOTE=MR D;566509]I had two of them - in 1986 one of them failed - safety would not disengage -QUOTE]
Strictly speaking, the Bersas have a 'dococker' rather than a 'safety.' Most folks I've touched base with carry with a round chambered and the decocker OFF, ready to go w/ a DA 1st shot. There is a firing pin safety on the .380, where the trigger must have pressure on it to fire, and additionally there's a '1/4 cocked' position which keeps the hammer a fraction of an inch off the firing pin. Just set the decocker to 'Fire' and pull the hammer a bit until it clicks.
No fuss, no muss, and no safeties to mess with in that first critical second.
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