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Slide width of Bersa Thunder .380

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by guninthewater, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. guninthewater

    guninthewater Active Member

    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!
  2. glockman19

    glockman19 Well-Known Member

    I think it is .9", IIRC.
  3. Arkie

    Arkie Well-Known Member

    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".
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  4. SigP229R

    SigP229R Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. guninthewater

    guninthewater Active Member

    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?
  6. kitsapcharly

    kitsapcharly Well-Known Member

    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

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