I purchased a new Bersa Thunder CC a few days ago, basically for the wife ... sort of. I wanted a small carry piece that my wife could 'take a shine to'. The Bersa is petite, low recoil, and with the rounded grip I figured would not dig into my wife's side should she choose to carry it. It is a snag-free design that has many possibilities for carry.
Part of what I hope will help my wife to 'take a shine' to the Bersa is that I ordered custom grips from Dennis Marschal, and had these grips custom engraved with the head of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (we have three of these dogs):
I also picked up a UBG Bonneville holster for it.
I'm not sure how the holster will work out for the wife, but it definitely works out well for me. It carries the Bersa tight against the body but not so tight as to be uncomfortable. The holster hugs the contours of my body so closely that I'm sure I can wear it Jeans 'N T-Shirt without printing.
Initial firing at range:
100 rounds of Magtech FMJ went though it without a hitch, no malfunctions. Targets were 12-15 feet out and all shots were within a four inches of the bullseye. This was shooting off-hand - lousy eye sight and lousy marksmanship combined and somehow I put the projectiles where they needed to go. Not bad for a gun with itty bitty sights.
Then I tried Wolf Ammo. The Wolf Ammo was so bad that more often then not I could not even feed the first round from the mag. Totally unacceptable. Lesson learned: no more Wolf Ammo.
Conclusion: The Bersa is an inexpensive .380 with very little felt recoil. The custom grips add a great deal of personality to this little gun and the UBG holster makes it highly concealable for daily carry should I or my wife decide to carry it. It will not be replacing the Kahr P40 or 4inch 1911 that I usually carry but it's nice have options and in these uncertain times I wanted to expand my stable.
I'm very happy with the purchase and wanted to share a few photos. Enjoy!