Bersa Thunder 380 for my wife?

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    Question Bersa Thunder 380 for my wife?

    My wife is thinking of getting a Bersa Thunder .380 for her carry weapon. She has a Smith Revolver but wants a Semi. Looked at a Ruger LCP too but it was too small for her and didn't have the saftey. Would like to hear some feedback on this gun or any other one that you could recommend with a saftey. Thanks Jerry

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    The Bersa is a pretty well respected gun, I like mine when I had it. You could probably find a decent 9mm around the same size though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j21blackjack View Post
    The Bersa is a pretty well respected gun, I like mine when I had it. You could probably find a decent 9mm around the same size though.
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    I have never had one but heard pretty much only good things about them and that they are a great deal for the money. But if you are looking at something that size, you can probably find a larger caliber in the same size package. Here is a nice comparison that may give you some added ideas of similarly sized handguns to check out at a funshop near you.

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    My wife really likes hers. It goes BANG every time she pulls the trigger and was well-made for what it cost. We've had no problems whatsoever.
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    Buy the Bersa, Mine has been flawless for 5 years, buy a new one and you get the lifetime service contract, hard to beat on such an inexpensive gun.
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    I own two a Bersa Thunder .380 and a Firestorm .380 which has a smoother profile and better sights IMO. Anyway they both have been fantastic weapons. I shot KPDL competition with them and shot around 2K out of the Bersa and around 3K out of the Firestorm. They both have been flawless and have held up great. The only reason I don't carry them as often anymore is b/c .380 ammo got to be so expensive. So I went to 9mm.

    One last thing if your into PPK style guns the Bersa/Firestorm is one if not the best out there.
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    My wife has been looking for some time. She is recoil sensitive but at the same time wants a handgun with enough grip length to put all her finger around it. She is not looking for an ultralite because she knows a heavier gun can shoot a more powerful round with less recoil than a lighter handgun. She is leaning towards a Walther PPK .380acp right now. I am going to have to go to Litle Rock to try to find a PPK/S for her to hold since I can't find one in town.
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    You you might want to look at the Polish P 64 surplus pistols. They are all steel, built like tanks and shoot 9x18 Makarov 9 mm. They can be had for under $200.00 and great PPK clone and far better made that anything Bersa is putting together.

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    The Bersa .380 is a pretty good gun, for the money... My Kahr CW9 is the same size and 9mm... Something to consider...
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    If you do opt for the Bersa, the first thing I would do is remove the magazine disconnect safety. These have been very problematic according to my LGS. He said when people buy them now he justs removes it for them.

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    buy the Bersa. I have a Bersa Thunder DLX. 9 rounds very easy to conceal, goes bang every time, shoots straight. I love mine.

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    My wife carries a Bersa Thunder 380 and is deadly accurate with it. She likes it and became "Her" first handgun.
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    My wife and I both have one and love them. They're small, light, and easily concealed. Ours have been totally reliable and plenty accurate enough for "social situations".

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    Buy the Bersa. But before she settles for the 380, would she consider stepping up to the 9 mm?

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    It is bigger and thus more accurate, comfortable and fun than my Ruger LCP, fitting my hand better and absorbing more recoil.

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