Range Report - Bersa Thunder 380
Bersa Thunder 380 Duo Tone
I took the Bersa out for the first time tonight after work for a little shoot. Here's how it turned out:
Total rounds fired: 63
Combination of Remington UMC and Georgia Arms FMJ reloads.
All shots were at 10 yards. The Remington ammo was definitely more consistent than the Georgia Arms. I was also more accurate with the Remington. I was getting some decent groups, but I was consistently pulling to the left a bit (I shoot lefty). I did adjust the rear sight windage, which helped a bit.
The little gun is very comfortable to shoot. I did slow fire and some rapid fire. I'm glad I went with the standard size Thunder over the Concealed Carry model. My hand fits comfortably on the grip and the pinky extension is adequate. The single action pull is fair. It has a little travel but nothing I would find that needs adjusting. Double action was very nice. I didn't have a measure, but I will say that it wasn't too hard of a pull at all.
Recoil is much snappier than I originally thought, but not unmanageable. Probably due to the fixed barrel. Other locked breech pistols that I've fired seemed to have more of a “thud” recoil versus the “snap” I felt with the Bersa. It did not sting my hand like some polymer framed pistols did. The Bersa has a very solid feel.
In 63 rounds, I had one FTE. It was the next to last full magazine, and it was the first round in the magazine that wouldn't fully eject. The round was a Georgia Arms. Given that it was the first round of the mag, I'm discounting it being an issue with the magazine itself (which was very tight) and I would like to think it was an underpowered round.
All in all I'm very happy with my new Bersa. I'm looking forward to trying other brands of ammo with it and getting used to the overall feel of a semi-auto. Assuming it exhibits good reliability, I can see this being a nice carry weapon.
Any feedback would be welcome. :bier: