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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 12/18/2005 12:42:47 PM EDT
Quote from owner's manual:

"Double action shooting: With the safety catch Off, pull the trigger back. Each subsequent shot
automatically cocks the hammer."

I think to be truthful, they should say "...subsequent pull of the trigger cocks the hammer"

Also I don't like the integral trigger lock. One more key to keep track of.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 12:43:59 PM EDT
probably translated from the Argentines, you've got too much time on your hands......
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 12:44:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 12:44:52 PM EDT by TheRedHorseman]
that is correct, it is only double for the first shot. unless it is a DAO setup
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 12:45:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 2:13:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
that is correct, it is only double for the first shot. unless it is a DAO setup

Nothing I could find indicates it is other than a DAO, though it does have a hammer. Basically boils down to functioning just like a revolver. When they speak of 'single action' it's not in the autococker sense. To me, 1911 or DA+SA is the only way to go. Bersa seems to be playing with words, here. Their "SA" really is in the old Colt sense, not the autococking sense.

The manual was already translated.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 2:22:11 PM EDT
The Bersa Thunder is a DA + SA.

The first shot from the safe position will be DA, the recoil of the slide will cock the hammer making follow up shots SA.

Their description sounds accurate to me.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 2:22:58 PM EDT
You can fire a Bersa in SA only. You just have to cock the hammer yourself. When you put the safety on, it decocks the gun. Its a disturbing experience for the hammer to fall when you put the safety on though.
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