Any info on Bersa .22 pistols?


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10 Ringer'
August 10, 2003, 06:42 PM
So far I've been impressed with all I've read thus far on the little Bersa in .380. Still haven't made up my mind yet, but the idea struck me to ask about their .22cal pistols done in the same format as their .380s in case I want to get a plinker for fun and also a .380 for protection. Way I see it, if I go for a .380 for personal defense, especially with the Bersa, moneywise its a balance for CCW (if practiced with often) because I can likely get two guns (at around $200 a piece) for less than I can find a quality larger caliber gun that's bigger and harder to conceal comfortably.

Anyone have any experience with Bersa .22s or know anyone who has and would care to comment? Are they based on the same frame size and do they shoot as well and accurate as their .380 size brothers? Thanks.

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firestar
August 10, 2003, 06:59 PM
Do a search here, this has come up before. I have a Bersa 23 in nickel (.22lr) and I love it. It is very very accurate and reliable. I wouldn't recomend them to anyone because they are hard to find and I want to buy them. More for me.:D

9x19
August 10, 2003, 07:06 PM
I've owned a couple in the past, models 223 and 224, both all steel and made before the Series 95 or Thunder models. They were both accurate and reliable, but mags were/are hard to find and rather pricey. IMO, the older guns were just a bit heavy for a small .22.

While I had been contemplating buying a newer Thunder 22, I happened onto a used Walther P-22... that little pistol put the Bersa right out of my mind. The fact that the Walther is Light and accurate with plentiful parts, magazines, and factory support helped. :D

The Bersa 223 and 224 I owned were good little pistols, but for me, the Walther P-22 makes a better understudy to my Bersa Series 95s and Makarovs.

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