Bersa 380 Safety Issues..

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    Bersa 380 Safety Issues..

    So I recently bought a Bersa Thunder 380 to go where my normal compacts can't. I have to tell you, i love it. Its simple, sleek lines and ergonomics are all amazing with one exception - THE DARN THUMB SAFETY!

    Not only is it the opposite of the 1911, but I have been practicing religiously now for over a week and I just cant get my thumb to make solid contact with it without radically canting my hand to the side when i draw. I have somewhat long hands/fingers, but I really didnt imagine it would be as hard as it is to flick of that dang little safety...
    I have to hike my thumb SO far back to reliably hit the safety that the ONLY solution I can come up with is to just carry it with the safety disengaged..

    Has anyone heard of a mod or an aftermarket part to enlarge the safety switch? Or maybe a technique to better make contact?
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    Simple: Don't use it!

    I never leave the one on my .380CC in the "safe" postion; it's too small and stiff to toggle off in a SHTF situation. With the double action first pull, it's as safe as carrying a DAO revolver, IMO. You really have to pull that trigger to make it discharge. Why fool around with a safety that isn't really needed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EW3 View Post
    Simple: Don't use it!
    Bingo. When I carry mine, I don't use it.
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    I've never had a problem hitting the safety on my Thunder 380, it is stiff for a safety but nothing too drastic. Now when I use the decocker function it can be really stiff. Just remember, unlike most guns it is not just a safety, it's a decocker/safety lever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EW3 View Post
    Simple: Don't use it!

    I never leave the one on my .380CC in the "safe" postion; it's too small and stiff to toggle off in a SHTF situation. With the double action first pull, it's as safe as carrying a DAO revolver, IMO. You really have to pull that trigger to make it discharge. Why fool around with a safety that isn't really needed?
    I know. Its pretty stupid seeing as my other carry piece is a Ruger SP101, but I have a hard time trusting DA triggers on Auto's.. don't know why. That and I frequently mexican carry with the Bersa on short trips.
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    I agree. I have one and it is a pain. Went to a M&P 9c and it doesn't have one.

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    No problem engaging the decocker on my Thunder Plus, but again I don't use it when I carry.

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    I load with the safety on then release the safety. I carry in a UBG Striker IWB holster which works well for me.

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    Have to agree with the others; leave the safety off. Also, if you like the Bersa .380; consider one day getting a Kahr P9 or PM9 or MK9. they're roughly the same size, a better caliber and no controls other than a slide release.

    Still I sure like my Bersa!! It was my first automatic ever.

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