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Is the Bersa Ultra Compact 9MM to bulky ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sigman, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. sigman

    sigman Well-Known Member

    I'm mainly asking in terms of a CCW.Not really want it for target practice.
    I would buy a Sig. for that,[ no dah ! :cool: ] !
    Looking at at on " youtube " it looks,and they say,too bulky/wide .
    I like the fact that it's half the price of Sigs.,Glocks,and H & K's. And they're reliable,and come with a decocker ,and two magazines.The Two Tone model has my nod.

    If you have one,is too bulky ?
    And how would suggest me carring it where it can't be seen in average ,casual clothing ?
    The Cor Bon + P 9MM looks like a solid winner also ! :rolleyes:

    Thanks !,Bubba
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2010
  2. Shpadoinkel

    Shpadoinkel Well-Known Member

    Don't have one myself, but as it's on the top of my list for first handgun/CCW purchase, I've held quite a few.

    It's bulkier than any single stack out there, but no more so than any other double stack I've held. I suggest you hold one in person (if you can find one) and try it out in person. What's bulky to some may not be bulky to others. You're the only person that will know if it's "too bulky" for you.

    Go here for all things Bersa (especially the 9UC): http://www.bersatalk.com/forum/
    Lots of people on that forum carry one every day and say it's no problem. Like any gun, it's gotta work for you, and there is only one way to find out if it does.

    If you're going IWB, I've heard the Super Tuck makes it disappear, though some claim to still have a little bit of a problem with printing when tucking in dress shirts (has a lot to do with body type).

    Oh, and in case you didn't know, if you can't find a BT9UC, the 'Firestorm Mini 9' is the EXACT same gun (they just paid Bersa to put the Firestorm stamp on it).
  3. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    I've held them. They seem no bulkier than a Glock or SIG, actually having a slimmer slide than either. The butt is also short on the "Ultra Compact" model. The controls do protrude a little more, and I would select a holster with an extended body side tab.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2010
  4. modifiedbrowning

    modifiedbrowning Well-Known Member

    They do have ambi controls that make it a little wider, but I have never had a problem CCWing mine.
  5. tekarra

    tekarra Well-Known Member

    For me they are a bit bulky. Having said that, they are a well made pistol that will serve you well for many thousands of rounds. The triggers, out of the box, are better than most and get better as they go on. The only drawback is the pricey magazines; and if you purchase extra magazines, only buy the Bersa mags and no others. If you have not done so, may I suggest you visit www.bersatalk.com.
  6. Utah_Jay

    Utah_Jay Member

    I use one for my primary carry weapon. I guess compared with some of the other guns out there today they are a bit bulky. I carry mine in a holster on the hip so it doesn't really bother me. I am looking forward to the new concealed carry 9 that is supposed to be released by Bersa soon. If it is under $350 it will be my next gun.
  7. Snowdog

    Snowdog Well-Known Member

    The UC9 is an unbelievably underrated pistol; a "sleeper" to say the least. The ambidextrous controls to add a bit of girth to the width. I would have opted to forgo these ambidextrous controls if given the choice, but they're not overly difficult to live with. I just carried mine today in an OWB belt holster under a jacket without ANY issues. Depending on the holster, they're quite comfortable.

    The UC9 is about as wide as most double stack autos with ambi controls (such as compared to the CZ-82).

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    Again, the UC9 is an example of an excellent bargain.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2010
  8. gator1gear

    gator1gear Well-Known Member

    Snowdog your first sentence says it all! I've had every Bersa UC made, and they have all been 100% reliable. I tell people they are the most underrated gun on the planet. I have used them all at some point for concealed carry. Not bad at all.
  9. butters

    butters Well-Known Member

    They are no bigger than most other double stacks out there. I love mine.

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