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Which 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by scottw, Mar 1, 2007.

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  1. scottw

    scottw Member

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    I need to buy a 9mm and can't decide if I should get a Bersa Thunder or a Taurus Millennium. Would like to get feedback from someone who has shot both.
     
  2. 03Shadowbob

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    I have shot both and my vote goes to the Taurus MilPro just because it fits my hand better than the Bersa. The Bersa shot fine though.
    If you can afford a couple more bucks I'd look at the Walther also. THAT is a beautiful gun.
     
  3. Jkwas

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    I've tried both as well. Bought the Milpro. Two different guns really. The Bersa is straight blowback with barrel fixed to frame. The taurus is recoil with a moveable barrel and a nifty two spring recoil guide. Much nicer shooter, but the Bersa would pocket carry better. Both nice guns, just depends on your needs. I would like to get a Bersa in the future and have both! :)
     
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    I have never shot the Taurus so I can't comment on it.
    I do have three Bersas though, one fullsize and two compacts. All three have been 100% reliable so far. I tested the fullsize by not cleaning it for 1k rounds and no problems.
    I highly recommend the Bersa line.
     
  5. g5reality

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    Get a Glock 17, 19, 26.
     
  6. Flopsy

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    Dude, that is not what he said. He said Bersa or Taurus.
     
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    I have not shot the Bersa but I own a Mill Pro in 9mm SA/DA. It is very nice for the price and has a lot of features. I would just consider a few other factors, I don't know a lot about the Bersa's but have heard some good things.
    My Mill Pro is too big for pocket carry, not sure about the Bersa.
    Weight, steel vs. polymer to me it is a direct trade off more weight = better controllability, less weight = more comfortable carrying for long periods.
    Holsters what is available, Glock 26 & 27 holsters fit the Mill Pro also XDsc holsters, not sure how available holsters are for Bersa's.
    Breakdown ease, how it fits your had, Warranty (I think both are lifetime?), Capacity ect. You get the point just make sure you consider all factors before you decide. Either way I think both are good values and quality firearms. I almost forgot, my only regret with the Mill Pro is I didn't get the Stainless Slide. I hope this helps.
    Good Luck and Be Safe!
     
  8. doubleg

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    Definatley the Taurus.
     
  9. scottw

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    I'm still at a toss up. I can buy either one for $300.00. Glocks here are over $500.00 and the Walther is over $600.00. I have to stay at the $300.00 price range. I did shoot the Taurus and it really did fit my hand, can't find a Bersa at all. Bersa is not popular here for some reason. The nice thing about Bersa is everyone likes them. If nothing else I am leaning toward the Taurus because of the availability.
     
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    Get the Bersa. I've had both and the Bersa is a better made pistol.
    Damn accurate too for it's size (fixed barrel) and ultra reliable.
     
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    Bersa?

    Dude,

    Get a Glock 17, 19, or 26. Well worth the slight increase in price.

    -D.
     
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    From what I've seen you can get a Bersa for each hand for the price of one glock. :confused:
     
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    Are you talking about the .380 Bersa Thunders based on the PPK, or the 9mm and larger Bersa Thunders based on the Walther P-88? Very different animals.
     
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    Well unless you can find one of the Bersa's locally to hold (better yet shoot) then I'd say you're going to end up with the Taurus (While I have no real experiance with the Bersa, both are nice guns).
     
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    Taurus

    I have a Bersa .380 and just recently bought a Taurus 9mm PT-111.

    I looked at the Bersa Thunder 9mm, and it did not seem to be quite the gun that my Bersa .380 is for me - I LOVE my Bersa .380 (good fit/point, reliable, accurate, compact, not expensive).

    The Bersa 9mms that I looked at did not seem to have quite as good a finish as the Bersa .380 and the slide, trigger, and safety were not as smooth on the 9mm. The Bersa 9mm still seemed like an OK choice and good value, though.

    Instead I opted for the Taurus PT-111 in 9mm and am happy. I also own a Taurus 24/7 9mm which is the best shooter of all my handguns. The Taurus PT-111 is a good shooter.
     
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