Bersa Thunder .45???

Bersa Thunder .45???

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    Bersa Thunder .45???

    Does anyone have experience with the Bersa Tunder .45? Please share your experience with this pistol. Thanks
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    Bersa pistols have an excellent reputation. I know their Thunder .380ACP model is extremely popular.

    I wouldn't mind owning one (.380ACP) but I've never held a Thunder .45,so its possible I could really like it.


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    I've had one for about a year now with no problems at all; best bang for the buck there is out there.
    Check out the 'bersatalk forum; plenty of happy owners there.

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    Mines been perfect. My slide spring's a little weak, sent it in, and they did nothing to it! Shoots fine, just spits the brass back hard sometimes!


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    I think they did have problems with weak recoil springs a couple years ago; if yours is that old, i'd just order a new spring from eagleimports and replace it myself.

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    I did the same thing with my 1911...put in a heavier spring and what a difference! Davidson's is selling the Bersa .45 for $361 in its "gun locator" section....
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    I've had one for about 4 years and after a few early problems with FTF/FTE due to weak recoil springs, I replaced them and have shot close to 1,000 rds since with no problems. Like someone else has already said, it's the best bang for the buck there is out.

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    The only possible complaint I might have with it is the grip is a little on the fat side. If you plan on concealing this I'd check it first. I believe the mag is double-stack too and I can get more rounds in my single stack 1911's for the same overall height AND a slimmer grip.

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    Can't help on the Thunder 45, but I do have a Thunder 40 in satin nickel and love too shoot it. I find the grip a little large. I often use it as the console gun in my truck.

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    i have owned a Bersa Thunder 45 for years and is a good solid performer. Mine also has a weak spring/sloppy slide but it has never bobbled. I spoke to Alex Hamilton (member of the Pistolsmiths Guild) about a heavier recoil spring and he said leave it a lone. Alex thinks it is a fine inexpensive pistol. I, therefore, accept his word and I will continue to use mine as is. Regards, Richard

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