Bursa Thunder 9 ultra compact

Bursa Thunder 9 ultra compact

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    Bursa Thunder 9 ultra compact

    I was looking at one of these the other day. Im in the market for something smaller as an every day carry gun. Would love to hear from some owners or those that have some insight on it.

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    My son has one and I have shot it. Everyone in family that has shot it really likes it. He has somewhat smaller hands and the weapon just fits him well.

    Good points about it IMO:
    East to break down for cleaning
    Goes band every time
    Very accurate
    Not that hard to conceal

    Bad points IMO:
    Brand name not well known in USA
    Hard to find spare Mags.

    Hope this helps!

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    I have three of them and can tell you from experience you won't find a better gun for twice the money! Between my original UC-9 (got it in 2004) and my newest gun (a year old in November) I've never had a single problem, PERIOD! I've fired nearly 3,000 rounds thriough the oldest gun and about 600 or so from each of the other two and as searcher 45 said the only down side is it's sometimes hard to find extra magazines. Luckily, you get two mags with the gun and at $35-$40 each, they aren't any more expensive than many other pistol magazines out there.

    FYI the gun is based on the Walther P-88 design and is similar in design and breakdown to the SIG 220 series pistol. There is a new version of the Bersa 9/40/45 pistol called the PRO series, though the earlier style is still available. The main changes are an accessory rail, modified rifling for the barrel and a loaded chamber indicator on the PRO series. They normally retail for $350-$400 NIB (it depends on where you live) and there are several forums devoted to Bersa pistols. The most popular is bersatalk.com and you'll get a lot of good info there from people who own and use Bersa pistols.
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    what are the specs on the bersa 9, width, height, weight, barrel length, etc...? I will check for their website...

    Thunder 9 Ultra Compact Pro 9MM Caliber10/13 Round D.A.


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    OPERATION: Semi-Automatic
    ACTION: Double Action
    HEIGHT: 4.5"
    WIDTH: 1.5"
    WEIGHT: 24.5 oz
    SIGHTS: White Outline Target Sight
    MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 10/13 Rounds
    SAFETIES: Manual, Firing Pin
    FINISH: Matte, Satin Nickel
    GRIPS: Anatomically Designed Polymer Grips
    TRIGGER PULL: 8 to 13 lbs. Double Action / 5 to 7 lbs. Single Action

    little on the wide side? others are lighter, thinner and same capacity, but the 380's have a great reputation from what I have read...
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    I like my Bersa 9 UC

    And the more I shoot it, the more I like it.
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    The Bursa UC 9mm is not my carry gun. For me it is to wide and does not fit my CC need in Texas heat. I believe it would work very well in the cooler or cold month with layered clothes and the right holster. If things really get bad bad bad in our nation and you needed a weapon to protect yourself and family with I would rate Bursa right up there with a Glock and the rest.

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    Great gun at a great price. What more could you want?
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    The Bersa's are good handguns in general, and really really good for the money.
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