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Old 01-23-2012, 11:30 PM   #11
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Well I didn't get anything when I went because the shop wanted close to 500 for the bersa thunder 9 uc, so I decided to hold off and but id much rather have the thunder 380 but I want a 9mm, why cant they make the 380 in 9mm, o well iv been thinking about a revolver! But I don't know a thing about them.
They are awful high! Should be able to get one for around $400! Even Davidon's, if they have them, will be cheaper than that, probably about $450 including freight & tax!
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, why cant they make the 380 in 9mm, o well iv been thinking about a revolver! But I don't know a thing about them.
The Bersa 380 and the Bersa 9 UC/HC are completely different designs. The 380 is a "blow-back" design in which the barrel is fixed to the frame - the barrel doesn't move. This kind of design won't support much larger than a .380 and I don't think you will find any of this design in a 9mm. The Bersa 9 is a short recoil design in which the barrel is lowered during recoil to allow feeding the next cartridge.

The bersa 9 UC isn't much larger than the BT 380 although the style is different.

I have a BT380 and BT9HC and love both, but the field stripping and reassembly is much easier on the BT 9 although the 380 isn't bad.

Bud's has several BT 9's for sale at under $400 with free shipping to your local gun shop....and they have the 380 models in stock also.
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Well I didn't get anything when I went because the shop wanted close to 500 for the bersa thunder 9 uc, so I decided to hold off and but id much rather have the thunder 380 but I want a 9mm, why cant they make the 380 in 9mm, o well iv been thinking about a revolver! But I don't know a thing about them.
Like DallasShooter says, the blow back design prevents making it in 9mm without greatly increasing the size/weight of the slide to handle the recoil.
An example is the Hi-Point 9mm & .45ACP which are the blow-back design.
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Well never mind, that's doesn't sound good at all.
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Ive owned the thunder 9 UC and the thunder 9 hc. Fantastic economic handguns. I shot over 1500rnds through the hc and around 1000 in the uc and i never had a single malfunction. accuracy is on par with a glock or xd imo. as stated before the only thing that the bersas lack is a good slide finish. Functional as hell tho.
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The UC & HC 9mm Bersas are getting the rep of being their best pistol. Break-in usually consists of clean, lube & load. Not ammo picky, no cycling issues & accurate. As with most Bersas, the finish is not the prettiest, but it has improved from about 2 years ago. They'd changed the preservative they packed them in & it affected the finishes on 9mm, .40S&W & .45ACP.
Is that the reason for that funky finish?....I have a new slide and it's perfect.

Did anyone mention the great trigger? Best trigger of all of the DA/SA guns I own.

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What finish did you get? I was looking for a matte stainless.
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What finish did you get? I was looking for a matte stainless.
Matte black....the original slide was terrible and completely 2nd rate, then was damaged quickly, the new slide under warranty is flawless.
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Is that the reason for that funky finish?....I have a new slide and it's perfect.

Did anyone mention the great trigger? Best trigger of all of the DA/SA guns I own.
The finish problems I referred to were mostly with the black matte slides & was a matter of a splotchy, very uneven finish. I believe they were 2009 or maybe 2010 vintage. All of my Bersas are black & were the normal dull black finish, one of them being bought after the above finish problem was fixed.
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The finish problems I referred to were mostly with the black matte slides & was a matter of a splotchy, very uneven finish. I believe they were 2009 or maybe 2010 vintage. All of my Bersas are black & were the normal dull black finish, one of them being bought after the above finish problem was fixed.

Yup, I had one then. I bought mine in January of 2011.
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