Gun show and the Bersa

Gun show and the Bersa

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    Gun show and the Bersa

    There is a small gun show in town this weekend, Looking for a bersa 380 plus or a thunder, what should I expect to pay for one at the gun shows, If they have any ???


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    Unfortunately gun show prices are always too high, but to answer your question. If your looking at a standard 7+1 black you can expect prices for new in the range of $280-325. Duo tones tend to run a bit higher. If you looking at a high cap you can add another $50 or so. The conceal carry model, has low profile sites and more rounded contours should be around price range of the standard 380 Thunder. These are NIB ranges. You'll have to decide what's fair for used. Bersa makes a great gun, I have 3 of them. You'll always add more for laser sites. Crimson trace can add $200+ to the cost. good luck
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    I had a handful of Bersa Thunder's (unfortunately down to one now) and paid roughly $300 for each one at the LGS. They're excellent guns for a great price, IMO. I've been to a handful of gun shows this year and all the ones I've seen had substantially higher sticker prices. Good luck, though.

    If you're open to buying online, I just did a quick check on armslist and the majority are listed for $275-350.
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    Get ready for sticker shock. I quit going to gun shows. I try to buy from my LGS if at all possible. I think all the deals are gone from the shows....
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    I know a guy picked up a standard black 380 for $300 new at my favorite local gun shop. Lightly used, I think $250 or less would be fair for that model. I don't know much about the other versions, but I got to fire that one a few times, and I think at $300 it's a heck of a good deal.
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    Problem with 380 ammo it can be even scarcer than 9mm,if your hearts set on the 380 I would be stocking up on all the decent priced ammo I can find as I saw it
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    When the retailers started invading gun shows, it went downhill. They use to be made up of private collectors and private venders that were selling their own products.
    Now, you have gun store people, and pawn shops setting up tables charging retail prices.

    I haven't attended one in about a year, and don't care to attend anymore.
    But here's a tip; stay out of the middle isles. Check out the small tables on the outer parts of the show set up be private individuals.
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    Thanks guy's I have had my eye on a Bersa, and since the gun show was in town. I thought I would try and pick one up.
    There is a pawn shop, in Oklahoma city that buy and sell guns. they have great prices too. but If I can buy one without leaving town I will.
    But if not, Sooner State Pawn is where I'll be going.

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    Excellent point and observation, glockman. You've probably been attending gun shows well before I've been interested in guns but I have picked up on the middle isles. Ever since I've started going to gun shows, I've been seeing more and more retailers and brick & mortar outfits setting up and less and less private individuals.
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    The only reason I went to any gun shows was to buy cheap range ammo in bulk without having to pay shipping...and you can't even do that anymore. They're OK for checking out new stuff, comparing, etc. but it just isn't worth fighting the crowds anymore.
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    just sold my nickel thunder 380 for 350, it was like new

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    Well went to the show, the prices where lets say HIGH. I did find 2 used, bet way over $350. soooo I left

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    Quote Originally Posted by the6shooter View Post
    Well went to the show, the prices where lets say HIGH. I did find 2 used, bet way over $350. soooo I left
    Sounds like you were lucky and dodged a FTF bullet.

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    The CC and cobat sell for 265 new here the regular thrunder 380 go for 275 and the double stack is 360

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