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Posted: 8/18/2004 1:56:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 8:38:05 AM EST by cluster]
are these handguns any good....?

I was trolling pawnshops during my lunch hour a few days ago.. and I saw a .380 Bersa for 169.99 ...

now I know for that price it surely ISNT a GREAT gun but.. I cant stop thinking about it...  come on ...its only 169.99!!!

any experiance with this gun is it a good buy or should I just go forget about it...

like I said.. I cant get it out of my mind.... I didnt even hold it. I just thaught .. wow what can you expect for the money.. but I cant stop thinking about it.

IO did a search in the handgun side here but only got one match..

I wanna go buy it tommorw .

so some one talk me out ..  

Link Posted: 8/18/2004 1:58:29 PM EST
It's a good one.  Sometimes you DO get something that is worth more than the price tag on it.  I had one and sold it to a buddy.  Very accurate and reliable.   Simply put, it is MUCHO bang for the buck.  
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 1:59:36 PM EST
great gun, you will be very happy. I think it is one of the best guns for the money.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:01:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/18/2004 2:03:03 PM EST by cluster]
2 for it..

any one say no.. ? and why

Matthew_Q , kekozski

thanks for your input.


edit ..

nevermind  2 yes votes is enough for me..

Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:13:30 PM EST
Good ponts for Bersas are:
They work reliably.
They shot reasonably straight.
They don't cost much.

Bad point:
They are ugly.

Get it.  You will like it.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:21:29 PM EST
My brother bought one for his wife, think he's put maybe one box thru it so far, said it was ok, that's all I know about them, but would get one myself if I found a good deal.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:25:58 PM EST
My wife has one.  The gun is terrific.  Reliable, accurate, decent trigger even though it is DA/SA
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:33:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/18/2004 2:36:18 PM EST by cluster]
aw great !!!!!

now its been 3 days since I was there ... I hope its still there on thursday...  ARGH!  I dont get off till they are closed today..

now I want this thing.. hope its still there..

thanks all for your replys  
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:36:46 PM EST
I don't really like the Bersa's. I would get a Makarov, they are about the same dimensions and cost a bit less. You can get cheap surplus ammo to practice in 9X18 and Cor Bon makes a defensive load for the 9X18 too.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:40:19 PM EST
Another vote for the Bersa. And $169.99 is a good price-a buddy of mine paid $180 at a funshow here 2 years ago.

Good weapon and shoots good and reliably. Unique design in that the barrel is mounted to the frame, the idea making it more accurate than a 1911 type design where the barrel moves.

I'd say go for it.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:46:31 PM EST
ive got 3 bersa .22s  one for me and one for each of my daughters
ive owned them for years....great gun,accurate,reliable.......and dont cost much.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:47:07 PM EST
$170 is retail so dont go for it unless its unfired.  They are great little guns.  Basically its a PPK.  I wouldnt get it if its parked since the gun store I go to said that they rust right in the display case.  A friend has one and we frequently have 50 yard paper plate matches to see who can get the most shots on the plate.  So far we're tied at 1.    

Go for it.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:52:19 PM EST
I thought they were similar to the Walther PPK/S but without the material and crafting. I believe it had the solid mounted barrel also???

For that price it would be inexpensive to try one.


Link Posted: 8/18/2004 2:58:59 PM EST
are these handguns any good....?

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:30:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By MT_Pockets:
I believe it had the solid mounted barrel also???

Just like the ppk.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:34:05 AM EST
nice gun, great value for the money
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:39:32 AM EST
I'm a hardcore Makarov addict - and I still think Bersa's are often underated in terms of ergos and reliability.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:44:57 AM EST
I've had mine over a year.  At least 1000 rounds through it with not one failure.  The sights are on the small side but work fine.  Buy it.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 8:19:21 AM EST
Here is my Firestorm, made by Bersa, with a nickel plated slide. It is simply a Bersa Thunder .380 chambered for the .22LR.  The finger groves are great and would be a good add-on for the .380.

It is one of my favorate pistols.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 8:37:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 8:39:12 AM EST by cluster]
just coming back in from lunch..

and of course buying this pistol..


here she is...    I dont see the "ugly"  

and here she is with on eof her big sisters....

pics are camera phone pics...

total cost was 162 cash .
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