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Bersa opinions?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by turkeythigh, May 25, 2012.

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  1. turkeythigh

    turkeythigh Member

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    Ive been looking at some Bersas in some local stores. Ive held a few and they feel good in my hands but i haven't fired any and don't know anyone who has owned one. what ever you've got for me is appreciated.
     
  2. MyGreenGuns

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    The last Bersa I shot, bit me. :) The hammer comes back (shooting DA) near to the frame and pinched some skin between it and the frame. It didnt really hurt but surprised me.

    It shot straight though. I hit where I was aiming. Nice gun, not for me.

    EDIT: It was a 45 with a short grip. Noticed everyone else is talking about .380s.
     
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  3. Nauga

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    I had a Bersa Thunder .380. Nice weapon, but believe it or not the sa trigger was too light for me. Damn near shot myself in the foot one day. That's what I get for not keeping my finger off the trigger.
    It was accurate, though. The Thunders have a fixed barrel and a straight feed path, combined with a windage adjustable sight. It ate everything and put it on the target.
    After I almost shot myself, I sold it. Now I kind of wish I hadn't.
     
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    I think you will find that most people that actually own them like them....I have a little 380 with CT grips and it is a great little gun, hits where the little red dot is, and had eaten every type of ammo I feed it.
     
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    I own a Thunder .380 and am currently working on getting a Thunder 22 to match it. I have medium sized hands and it fits me well. Comfortable gun to shoot and good concealed carry size. Good value of gun for the money. Being a gunsmith I gave it a detailed once over and found the machining to be superb, as well as the parts fit and finish.
     
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    I just can't get excited over a Bersa.
     
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    Had one for a while. Great little gun and surprisingly good trigger. 8)
     
  8. turkeythigh

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    thanks

    im definitely getting a thunder 380
     
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    I have a Bersa UC 9mm. Great shooter, accurate and reliable. I keep it in my wife's night stand. I think Bersa firearms are a good deal for the costs.
     
  11. Doug S

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    Bersa seems to have a good reputation with many. I've owned two, a 380 and a 45. Both were okay, but neither were up to the level of reliability that I'd feel comfortable with in a self-defense gun.
     
  12. Dean1818

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    I had bersaUC in 40......... It was reliable but a bit chunky for iwb ccw

    I shot a friends new 9 mm bersa, the new narrow one.

    It was very nice
     
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    I have a thunder 380 ct. Love it. So does my wife. It fits my hand great. I also have a 9mm pro. Love it too.
     
  14. MedWheeler

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    My response to a similar inquiry some time ago...

     
  15. JSpear

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    I love my .380, it's always near me and I carry it often, I got mine used at a pawn shop, to date its almost to a thousand rounds with zero problems, it's a great gun with a great price (even tho I have noticed their prices have began to rise). I doubt you will be disappointed! Good luck and enjoy!!
     
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    Have a Thunder 380 and just bought a Thunder 9. Both are great guns the 380 I haveowned for almost a decade with noproblems,just afew spring replacements. Get one.
     
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    A Thunder 380 is still on my 'will buy' list, just got kicked down a few notches as there are things I want to get before it.
     
  18. Flashcube

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    I've owned a few, but by far my favourite is their .22 version. Such a fun little plinker for a quarter the price of the Beretta equivalent. I've owned both, and the Bersa was actually more accurate.

    I was really impressed by their new BP9cc model when I handled one in a shop. Seems to be a very high quality piece for comparatively little money down.

    http://www.bersa.com/bersa-firearms/BPCC.html

    [​IMG]
     
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    Bersa BPCC

    Just got a used BPCC and going to 'test drive it". Will advise.
     
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    I've come close to buying one but I just didn't like the fit and finish on any of the many samples my LGS had. From what I've seem and read, they are reliable and at the time (almost 10 years ago), a great bargain. I was looking at one of the .380 offerings, forgot the model name, btw.
     
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    I had a Bersa 383 years ago. It was a great gun. I wish I still had it.
    I wish they still made the frames from steel.
     
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    Mines a pos.
    Trigger doesn't work half the time.
    Ftf.
    Jamomatic.
    Bersa warranty is worthless.
     
  23. paperpounder

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    A Bersa UC40 is my weekday carry gun and it was also my first handgun purchase.

    I bought it as a new gun owner for the safety features built into it which I wanted at the time. The decocker is also a trigger disconnect which as a new gun owner wanted to grow into gun carrying safely. Also the finish is far from perfect from the factory so I had no issues beating up the gun in daily carry.

    It's been a reliable gun other then wearing out a slide at 1000 rounds which they replaced after a 4 month wait. I must have about 1300 rounds through it as I now have 5 guns and shoot the others except for some light range testing.

    It is accurate, the trigger is smooth as silk, the finish sucks, and it's a functional gun for the price. In my situation I shoulder bag carry, so the gun is fine for my needs, my casual wear carry is a Kahr CM9 pocket carry, but I also did pocket carry the Bersa for a while but it is a tad big and a tad heavy for that method.
     
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