CZ-83.............Bersa Thunder .380
Two guns I highly admire. The CZ-83 because it's just one fine weapon. Reliable, comfortable in my hand, easy to conceal, shoot, rely on. I carry it, when I'm not carrying the Bersa.
Bersa Thunder .380?? Wow, what a story I have on this one.
I read a lot about the Bersa, some negative and some (most) positive. The negative revolved around FTF(eed) and FTF(ire) as well as FTE. I was skeptical about the weapon until a friend of mine, another USMC combat vet let me fire his. Then he told me his story of BT.380 ownership. This is one sweet weapon that showed none of the problems I'd heard about. I put 200 rounds downrange without one problem at all, except one faliure to fire. That round touched off on the subsequent DA trigger pull and then then BT went back into SA mode. Again, WOW.
Dave told me that when he first bought the weapon, he was disappointed. His first box of 50 had at least 30 FTFs of both kinds. The second box had 12, the third box 7. The fourth box 7 and the fifth box 3. Since his 5th box, this BT .380 has had at least 2000 rounds down the tube with no problems except during a marathon run of 800 rounds without cleaning.
He said, "Go ahead, buy one, shoot it, break it in real well, keep it clean and see if you don't like it".
My experience with mine is almost exactly the same. Another friend has had no problems, out of the box. Mine now has 1800+ rounds down the tube with no problems since the 200th round went down range.
Give the BT.380 a chance, it's a good gun.............and accurate!
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Samuel Butler, HUDIBRAS 1658
When he goughed out me eye, I saw he was no gent. So I ups and broke 'is arm.
15th Centuary wrestler
Why saber?? 'Cause you don't take heads with the point................