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A great inexpensive little gun!
I had a chance to shoot my brothers' over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was brand new, never cleaned or anything. The first two rounds were FTFs, but after that it digested everything, including a bunch of my hand loads with no problems. I thought it was very accurate and I liked the fact that it felt comfortable in my somewhat large hands.
For $259, you can't beat it.
I bought a Thunder 380 about 10 months ago and had some problems. It would FTF on the last round or two of every magazine. It took two shippings to a warranty center to get it working. Many other folks were having similar problems at that time, and the most likely culprit was the magazine spring. I would not buy one of these used (no warranty) without shooting it with different types of ammo to make sure there is not a problem. I have not developed enough confidence in the gun to carry it - but it is fun to shoot - and accurate.