22's are a little funny how they want to work. You can have three of the same pistol in front of you and all three can like a different flavor of ammo. 22 semi autos have mostly been known as finicky and that has always kept me from using one as a SD pistol.
It's this reason I refuse to look at the performance of a 22 as an example of how a gun maker performs.
As a less expensive 380 goes the Bersa is a pretty good pistol. There are better out there but you are going to pay accordingly. I will strongly advise though that lokingot come in as cheap as possible is the wrong way to think when looking at a personal defense pistol. People should get the best they can and still justify the cost.
The Bersa pistols do many times require a break in period t get them to going 100% but this is not a stead fast rule. The ones I've had did need a little time to get into a groove and fire at 155%. But I have seen them come right tout of the box and after cleaning that factory oil spill out of them they did great with no failures at all. Usually I will tell friends to expect to have to put 50-100 rounds through them before the little buggers calm down. Then if it's not the case you are just that much happier.
My biggest beef with the 380 in general is cost of the ammo. I just feel it's better for me anyway to get a 9mm. But everyone has their choices and that's why we have SO MANY to choose from today