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USMC-03 12-20-2010 02:09 AM

Bersa .380
I picked up a Bersa Thunder .380 today. Went into Academy and they had them with the molded rubber grips for $269 so I went ahead and got one...figured if nothing else it's a great gun for my wife with the mild recoil and smaller grip size. We went and shot it this afternoon and I must say I am very impressed...especially for a gun that low on cost. Is as accurate as I could ask from a small pistol and functioned flawlessly with over 150 rounds fired through it today. Plan on shooting it more tomorrow. I'm not crazy on the idea of using a .380 for personal protection, but any gun is better than none...especially for someone who is not comfortable with the recoil or overall size of most larger calibers, such as my wife. Question is this...What ammo would you use for protection in a .380? I'm thinking Hornady Critical Defense, I don't want to overlook any others though.

willfully armed 12-20-2010 02:15 AM

This is what I ran in all my 380s.

380 Auto +P Pistol & Handgun Ammunition

USMC-03 12-20-2010 02:24 AM

That looks like some pretty good stuff

JonM 12-20-2010 02:33 AM

bersa 380s are the most underrated little pistols out there. they are pretty much walther ppks clones without the crappy walther triggers, easier to take down, and the slide rides a bit higher. the magazine to slide height puts the bullets almost directly inline with the chamber making them more reliable than the ppks.

they are great guns.

WDB 12-20-2010 03:01 AM

I like the speer gold dot in almost any caliber

Missileman 12-20-2010 02:12 PM

I use the Buffalo Bore +P also but I use the 90 grain JHP...

gschnarr 12-21-2010 11:26 PM

Both my wife and I have the Bersa Thunder. They are accurate, reliable to the extreme, durable and easy to shoot. For our CCW, I have chosen the CorBon dpx. Go to Ammo Jug Tests for some informative tests.

HOSSFLY 12-21-2010 11:54 PM

Bought my wife the same from the same here in Lufkin about a year ago-
The Hornady ran great in hers & thats what stayed in it -
Never had a hiccup with it but she went to a Ruger SR9C :)

LONGHAIR 12-23-2010 04:17 AM

Hornady ammo...but going to try Buffalo +P ammo ruger said not to use +P in there guns...going to try it in my new kel-tec after X-MAS...

CA357 12-23-2010 06:40 AM

I had one and loved it. They are an excellent pistol and a great value.

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