October 30, 2008, 11:00 AM
I've been looking for info on the slide width of the Bersa Thunder .380. Bersa's website reports that the "width" of the gun is 1 7/16 inches, which I believe can only describe the width of the grip area of the pistol. I consider the slide width to be more critical for IWB carry. Can anyone give me the correct specs for this? Thanks!
October 30, 2008, 11:28 AM
I think it is .9", IIRC.
October 30, 2008, 11:56 AM
I'm looking at my Bersa Thunder right now and you are correct about the widest part of the grips.
The slide width is 7/8"
The total length of the pistol from muzzle to tail is 6 3/4"
The total length of the pistol from rear sight to mag extension is right around 5 inches.
oh, I forgot to add about the slide from one side to the safety is right at 1".
October 30, 2008, 09:21 PM
I also have one and they are a nice gun. The only reason I do not use mine more for CC is because they are just a little small for my hand.
October 31, 2008, 10:09 AM
Thanks for the replies. I'm hoping to find a Bersa Thunder locally so I can handle one. The dimensions sound like this would make an excellent carry weapon. Sig, I'll have to see if the Bersa is too small for me. I have smallish hands, about a size medium when I buy gloves. One other thing--I've seen that the Bersa weighs 23 ounces, but at least one source says that's a loaded weight and the gun itself only weighs 20 ounces. Can anyone confirm what the actual weight of the pistol is?
October 31, 2008, 04:18 PM
I have both regular and +15 ersions of the Thunder 380. Excellent guns. There is a trimmed version called the CC that some people prefer. For exact size, weight, options, comparative close-up photos, etc. go to bersatalk.com.
It's a good sight. They also have excellent customer service.
For concealed carry you should look closel at the Kel-Tec 380 which is amazingly easy to carry.
My three companies for guns I greatly like are Bersa/Firestorm, Kel-Tec and XD from Springfield Armory. :D