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Old 05-06-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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What are everyone's thoughts on the bersa thunder line? All calibers would be a big help.

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Old 05-06-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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And also if anyone knows anything about the Browning BDA. 380.

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SWMBO love's her Bersa with CT. I'm not a fan. Nothing wrong with the firearm, it's just too small for my hand. If I'm not going to be able to hold a pocket gun, I'll stick with my LCP

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Here's my experience with a Bersa Thunder .380.Several years ago my sister bought one and I was helping her to learn how to use it.Neither of us were experienced with handguns at the time,so we were limpwristing like crazy i'm sure.We went through about 50 rounds without an issue.Now when I look back on it that seems pretty good for 2 unexperienced shooter with a "cheap" gun.

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I had a Bersa 380. Loved it. Would shoot anything and was very accurate. Only got rid of it when 380 ammo was very expensive or non-existant. Regret getting rid of it but I will never sell another gun.

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Anyone have experience with any of the larger calibers

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My wife & I, together, have (8) Bersas, .22LR up through the UC45. Wouldn't trade/sell any of them & have 3 more on my wish list. What do you need to know about them?

The Thunder .22LR prefers HV ammo. Some Thunder .380s are ammo picky until broken in, but our two weren't. Break-in for my 9mm's, .40S&W & .45 consisted of clean, lube & load - there, broken in. My .32 cal. had a couple of stove pipes in the first 50 rounds, that's it. I'd say the two 9mm's are the sweetest shooting of the bunch with the .45 a close second.

I wish I was a good shot, but from a rest, they are dead on accurate.

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The wife carries a Bersa Thunder .380 CC and loves it, small and tight groups @ 10-15', the sights suck but sights on this gun are not really needed. I would entertain a 9mm or .45 as a second Bersa.

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i bought my wife the Bersa Thunder 380 last year. nice gun for the money, so far has been trouble free and functions well. seems to be well made and accuracy is fair, considering the round and length of the barrel, but they were designed pretty much for up close and personal and not long range target shooting! the recoil spring is a bit heavy and it is easier to rack the slide if you cock the hammer first. all in all not a bad pistol, for it's price, i gave about $270 NIB for my wife's pistol. yes there are better pistols, but i think they will cost quite a bit more than the Bersa.

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Ive bought 5 thunders. 3 were the 7 round thunder 380s my wife has one i have one and i gave one to a friend of mine in texas. Ive also got one of their thunder 22s and my favorite is the thunder 380 plus double stack 15+1.

Fit is really good function is outstanding finish is ok.

I like the thunders better than any other 380 ive tried including the walther ppk. Triggers on the bersas are faaaar better than the ppk

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