I took a little trip to my gun club after work today to break in my new Bersa model 23. It's an older all steel model, with walnut stocks. But the newer model is almost identical, although the frame is alloy and the grips are plastic.
Since this is going to be a plinking and teaching gun, I tried it with some cheap Federal bulk ammo and some Aguila as well. I'm really happy with how it shoots, the sight was a bit off, it shot to the right, but the groups were excelent (by my mediocre standards).
The only drawback I found is that it's almost to small for my big hands. I had to adapt my grip to its size, so that my hands wouldn't be in the slide's way.
Here's a picture of one of my first groups with Federal ammo, 15 meters off hand. Good enough for me, certainly minute of a soda can which is all I need from the little Bersa.
Sorry for the crappy pics, I suck at taking photos and the dim lit indoor range didn't help either.
For $200 this gun was a great buy, and I would certainly recommend a Bersa .22 to anybody looking for a good quality plinker with a recession proof price tag.
I also brought my M&P 9mm to the range with me. I practiced some double taps and fast center of mass shots drawing from my holster. I'm finally starting to get the hang of the trigger. Here's a target shot at 15 meters.
The only ammo available at the range was some crappy FM (Argentine military factory) stuff with awful primers. I had almost 10 failures to ignite in 100 rounds, it wasn't the poor pistol's fault and I thought of it as an oportunity to practice solving malfunctions.