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potentialglock 01-25-2013 12:04 AM

bersa mini firestorm
 
So I placed a bid on a bersa mini firestorm in 9mm. Anybody have any reviews on these? Would it be a good EDC?

BeyondTheBox 01-25-2013 12:51 AM

You're only ever going to get bias opinion from me here because I love love love Bersa guns, but have only handled them, never owned. But talk about a solid built gun! True value and quality. I've yet to hear a single bad thing about a one, or if I did I dismissed it as blasphemy! I think that's a great choice for a gun, although as an EDC it's a bit thick, I'm pretty sure it be a double stacker. Good in burgers, not necessarily in carry guns.

qwiksdraw 01-25-2013 11:25 AM

You might get more answers here: http://www.bersachat.com/forums/forum.php

potentialglock 01-25-2013 11:35 AM

I don't mind double stack since the height is nearly identical to my current edc

potentialglock 01-25-2013 11:47 AM

The width is only another 1/2 inch. That sounds small and I'm sure it'll feel weird at first but as long as the grip doesn't print any worse than my current edc I'm happy. Anybody know what MSRP is on these? I can't find it even on the versa website

BeyondTheBox 01-25-2013 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by potentialglock (Post 1109405)
The width is only another 1/2 inch. That sounds small and I'm sure it'll feel weird at first but as long as the grip doesn't print any worse than my current edc I'm happy. Anybody know what MSRP is on these? I can't find it even on the versa website

1/2 an inch is gigantic in width difference. I'm curious as to what you're comparing it that is a half inch thinner. For reference...

My Firestar m43 9mm single stack is 1.1"wide at grips. It fits perfectly, get a full wrap around with plenty of trigger finger stretch to comfortably use it.

My Firestar m45 45acp single stack is 1.2"wide at grips. It fits, I can shoot it, but that .1" makes a huge difference! It takes that little bit of length from my trigger reach and adds it to my grip circumference instead. It also makes the grip I like harder to maintain because I don't get the interlocking quite as firm.

So a half inch is HUGE! I suggest, if you haven't already, go to LGS and handle one, if you can. I think you'll find as I did that double stack is not the way to go.

potentialglock 01-25-2013 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox (Post 1109840)

1/2 an inch is gigantic in width difference. I'm curious as to what you're comparing it that is a half inch thinner. For reference...

My Firestar m43 9mm single stack is 1.1"wide at grips. It fits perfectly, get a full wrap around with plenty of trigger finger stretch to comfortably use it.

My Firestar m45 45acp single stack is 1.2"wide at grips. It fits, I can shoot it, but that .1" makes a huge difference! It takes that little bit of length from my trigger reach and adds it to my grip circumference instead. It also makes the grip I like harder to maintain because I don't get the interlocking quite as firm.

So a half inch is HUGE! I suggest, if you haven't already, go to LGS and handle one, if you can. I think you'll find as I did that double stack is not the way to go.

They don't have any. And I'm comparing to my LC9

BeyondTheBox 01-25-2013 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by potentialglock (Post 1109878)

They don't have any. And I'm comparing to my LC9

I figured it was something like that. Well you don't have to take my word for it, perhaps your hands are large enough to make up for the difference. No matter how large they may be you will notice the difference, it's impossible not to unless you simply don't shoot much and haven't had much experience with guns.

When I first started I didn't notice a difference between my LC9 and my Glock which is double stack. But that's because I was basically just going out John Wayning. One handed mag dumping, no real target just into a hillside to make nose and be manly. Once I started getting into accuracy, grip was a big part of it and that's when I began to notice differences and really understand what type of gun works best for me.

I'm not saying that is or ever was you, just sharing my story and experience with ya, for whatever it's worth.

potentialglock 01-25-2013 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox (Post 1109899)

I figured it was something like that. Well you don't have to take my word for it, perhaps your hands are large enough to make up for the difference. No matter how large they may be you will notice the difference, it's impossible not to unless you simply don't shoot much and haven't had much experience with guns.

When I first started I didn't notice a difference between my LC9 and my Glock which is double stack. But that's because I was basically just going out John Wayning. One handed mag dumping, no real target just into a hillside to make nose and be manly. Once I started getting into accuracy, grip was a big part of it and that's when I began to notice differences and really understand what type of gun works best for me.

I'm not saying that is or ever was you, just sharing my story and experience with ya, for whatever it's worth.

My lc9 is too thin to be comfortable in my hands. I have big hands

BeyondTheBox 01-25-2013 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by potentialglock (Post 1109935)

My lc9 is too thin to be comfortable in my hands. I have big hands

Same, that's why I love my 1911 like single stacks, they're perfect! The LC9 is .91" wide. I've found my perfect width is between .98 & 1.1"

I hope this gun works for ya in that regard man, cuz I'm sure it will in every other way!


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