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Posted: 6/13/2009 4:32:15 PM EST
Does anyone here use a Bersa Thunder .380 for their CCW ??? .......TIA
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 4:42:21 PM EST
No, but I would not hesitate to if I purchased one and it proved reliable.

The reason I have not purchased one is the current lack of availability of .380 ammo.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 5:09:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By 22mike:
Does anyone here use a Bersa Thunder .380 for their CCW ??? .......TIA

Yes, when the situation requires it.

My two 45s are sometimes hard to hide.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 5:28:48 PM EST
I have one I use sometimes, I took it apart and polished it up.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 5:54:44 PM EST
I used to. but i changed up to a Kahr E9. same size, same number of rounds, and its a 9mm instead of .380.
I really liked the bersa though, kind of wish i never sold it.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 6:40:36 PM EST
never carried (can't in WI ) but I have heard that they are a good deal. I'd already have bought one but I refuse to get another cal. just do damn expensive. If it was 9mm I'd be all over it.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 6:47:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2009 6:49:20 PM EST by Lympago]
I carry my Bersa UC 9mm Pro at times. It's a good pistol while it has it's flaws.

Link Posted: 6/13/2009 7:02:36 PM EST
I had a buddy that carried a Bersa... He had to replace the safety three times, it was a .380... he ended up buying a Colt .45
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 11:00:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 11:05:43 AM EST by aquabum]
Here in the Florida heat, my Bersa Thunder 380 CC version is always on me most of the time as my main carry piece. I have 600+ rounds through it without a hitch. The CC version is not a whole lot smaller than the regular Thunder, but is just a bit more snag proof etc... with low profile (non-existent) sights. Bersa firearms are the best bang for your buck out there I think. I can put a full mag on target within 25 yards. I can group nicely at 15 yards. It's not a gun I want to get into a gun fight with, but for up closer personal protection, I trust my life with it. The only gripe I have had with mine is the stiff decocker/safety. When I first got the gun it was very stiff. After working it more, it as loosend up. I hardly ever use the decocker though.

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:34:58 PM EST
I didn't have the Bersa but I did have the Hungarian made FEG. Very similar. Gave it to a friend going to Iraq. It was very reliable and easy to carry. I carry a Kahr PM9 a lot now.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:50:17 AM EST


Originally Posted By Lympago:
I carry my Bersa UC 9mm Pro at times. It's a good pistol while it has it's flaws.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk4/lookyrighthere/Picture002.jpg



What flaws, I am looking to get one for CC? A coworker has a duo-tone looks well made, he has fired hundreds of rounds not one issue. It gives compact size and manual safety which for me is really a must. Thanks,
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:40:03 PM EST
I do, but with ammo so hard to find, I don't shoot but once every couple months now.

Love the gun, have had 0 problems.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:22:51 PM EST
Love mine. Zero issues. Very concealable and comfortable in a MTAC. Ammo is an issue though.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:02:25 PM EST
My Bersa 380 CC.
Carry IWB at about 4:00.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 4:17:17 PM EST
That's one sweet Bersa.............Those CC versions look nice!!!
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:27:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 7:30:17 PM EST by Lympago]
Originally Posted By ibm_db2:


Originally Posted By Lympago:
I carry my Bersa UC 9mm Pro at times. It's a good pistol while it has it's flaws.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk4/lookyrighthere/Picture002.jpg



What flaws, I am looking to get one for CC? A coworker has a duo-tone looks well made, he has fired hundreds of rounds not one issue. It gives compact size and manual safety which for me is really a must. Thanks,



It depends how you rate them as flaws of course, but, very poor holster options specifically made for them except for a couple smaller makers, poor company support except that there are a couple gunsmith's here in the states that do warranty work, no aftermarket parts, plastic rear sight that's easy to shift, and parts and mags only from specialty dealers.
There all workable flaws and minor, but there. It's still a great little gun for the money. I had thought I'd buy another, but I don't think so anymore. The poor company support really ties into poor customer service. I tried in a few attempts to find what the spring weights were to find replacements but they don't seem to care about returning my requests through calls and email. I'd like to replace the rear sight, but have no idea what will fit and the main Bersa forum around doesn't like to talk about modify the pistols in any way. It's against their rules as it will void the warranty. Take that as you will.

The finish isn't great either.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 8:09:57 PM EST
I considered the Bersa but went with a Sig P232.

The Bersa has an excellent reputation.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 1:10:44 PM EST
have a duotone i bought over 6 years ago nib for $179. best money i ever spent.
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