Originally Posted by johnc847
Im trying to decide between the kel tec 380, ruger lcp and bersa thunder. Anyone have opinions on best and safest to carry in front pocket?
i like the bersa thunder its basically a copy of the venerable walther ppk that fixed all the problems of the walther at half the cost. i have a thunder 380 and 2 thunder 380 plus. the plus is the 15 round versions and has a slightly steeper bullet angle to chamber than the regular 7 round thunder. all three guns are fairly new about 100 rounds through each atm and only one or two ftf in each. every 380 i have ever fired new has feed problems till you get about 300 rounds down the pipe.
i have had the colt mustang the bereta version and the walther PPK/s all had issues for the first few hundred rounds and all cleaned up well once they broke in and got the burrs out.
the thunder is deadly accurate i print 1.5 inch 7 round groups with the tunder 380 and 2 inch 15 round groups with the plus version at 15 yards. for a little 380 these guns are superb and i would say best in class. the pointability factor alone with this gun series is amazing especially when compared to the others you have mentioned.
the bersa thunders also have very positive safeties that click into place and decock the weapon. if i was pocket carrying i would not pick a weapon that did not have a very strong safety that would have little chance of disengaging in the pocket.
the bersa thunders are amazing guns and put the other makers you mention to shame. for the price tags of the other guns you can pick up several bersa thunders and end up with a better gun.