Bersa Thunder issue

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    Bersa Thunder issue

    This isn't a major issue, but would like to resolve it if possible. I bought a used Bersa Thunder the other day. It looked only lightly used. The feed ramp barely had any wear. Whoever owned this before must have only put a few boxes through it.

    I ran a few mags through it and it functions fine. My only issue is that it is a little rough racking the slide and operating the releases. I think its to be expected out of a gun I spent $220 on. I was wondering if there was anything i can do to smooth it over a bit. My thought is gun grease may be the most I can do.

    What do you think? Can i do anything to smooth it gun up a bit? Excuse the minor rant.

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    If by rough you mean "gritty" when racking the slide I would suggest cleaning the guide rod, slide rails on the frame and slide rail groves on the slide and then applying a dose of lube to the later 2. My mothers thunder .380 racks EXTREMELY smooth. So smooth in fact that that was one of the primary reasons she purchased the gun. She had issues racking the slide on other semi's.
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    Is it a Thunder .380? It has more spring tension than the 9 uc. I'd clean it and lube it (thin amount of grease on the rails) and then rack the slide back and forth a hundred times or so. Also, put about 300 or so rounds through it at the range. It will loosen up and smooth out.
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    Yes. Its a Thunder .380. I will have to try that

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    CLean thoroughly, lube, and rack away! Bersas are "good" guns, not great out of the box, and generally smooth out with use. "Most" owners are pleased with them.

    For general info, there's a guy in Colorado (I think) who is considered the guru of Bersas. Have read he works wonders. Can't think of his name, but some research on Bersa issues should quickly bring his name/location up.
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    Try going the the BersaChat forum. There's not anything these guys can't figure out about a Bersa.

    Btw; Congrats! You've bought a great handgun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    CLean thoroughly, lube, and rack away! Bersas are "good" guns, not great out of the box, and generally smooth out with use. "Most" owners are pleased with them.

    For general info, there's a guy in Colorado (I think) who is considered the guru of Bersas. Have read he works wonders. Can't think of his name, but some research on Bersa issues should quickly bring his name/location up.
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    Owned a Thunder and best $200 firearm I ever owned.
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