Originally Posted by PanBaccha
It is my understanding that since the ascent of Obama to the presidency, a rush to purchase affordable firearms soared, namely the Bersa Thunder 380's. This mass demand on Argentina firearm manufactors compelled the company to mass produce at an alarming pace to meet the demands. However, in the process quality of workmanship were overun by enormous orders of quantity.
That is not my understanding. With a few of my friends and myself getting the BT380, I have seen none of the "overrun". With the Bersa's and most imported weapons, the preservative used at the factory needs to be removed for proper functioning. This is critical. That stuff can gunk up a tank. Clean it will with CLP or any other good cleaner.
As with any mechanical device, there will always be some that fail. Bersa does back up their products. Seeing that it was just purchased, often the LGS will send it back for you or help.
With my two BT380s, my wife's had over 2500 and mine over 2000 without any problems other then when I dropped a mag and bent the lip. User error. Let us know how it comes out. For more warrantee questions, you might try Bersa Chat Forum