I have a Bersa thunder that I carry when I need something small. I love the decocker and the easily manipulated safety. Reliability was an issue only once, when I tried a couple of magazines of Wolf ball ammo. Normal carry is Federal self defense .380 hollow points, which function and feed very well.
I find it to be as accurate as I can shoot. Snobs may laugh, but 8 rounds of Federal .380 JHP's at close range are not usually survivable.