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Bersa vs. Bersa

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by fireman5069, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. fireman5069

    fireman5069 Well-Known Member

    Saw a Bersa Thunder 380 at the shop today and it was sans key lock. If anyone has one of these, are they better, worse, or indifferent than the "lock" versions? Anyone know when they stopped making the version without the F/S lock?

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    The lock was stopped around 2003 I believe Their no real difference .Most of us turn to fire and toss key in box. To never use again. Their no reports of lock causing any problems. When I bought my first one I was concerned about lock Now I don't even think about it I have 3 thunders now .
    Come visit us at http://bersachat.com and ask the Owners f the 380 if lock ever been a problem

    Bersachat.com Internet home of Bersa and American Classic 1911's
  3. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    Mine has the lock, which I tried out once just to see if it worked. I then never used it again, but carried the gun regularly for almost a year. It's a great shooter; I doubt the lock makes any difference.
  4. Snowdog

    Snowdog Well-Known Member

    Not the same pistol of course, but my Bersa UC9 has the lock. It really locks the pistol up tight, if you were planning to use it, that is. I've never engaged it since and carry this model nearly daily.

    I absolutely trust this pistol to pull through for me if the balloons ever were to go up.
  5. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member

    Lock isn't a problem on mine. It's one of the few locks I've ever even used, too.
  6. DougW

    DougW Well-Known Member

    Guess both of my Thunder .380's are old. Neither had the lock. I thought that was a new feature.

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