Bersa .380

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by USMC-03, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    I picked up a Bersa Thunder .380 today. Went into Academy and they had them with the molded rubber grips for $269 so I went ahead and got one...figured if nothing else it's a great gun for my wife with the mild recoil and smaller grip size. We went and shot it this afternoon and I must say I am very impressed...especially for a gun that low on cost. Is as accurate as I could ask from a small pistol and functioned flawlessly with over 150 rounds fired through it today. Plan on shooting it more tomorrow. I'm not crazy on the idea of using a .380 for personal protection, but any gun is better than none...especially for someone who is not comfortable with the recoil or overall size of most larger calibers, such as my wife. Question is this...What ammo would you use for protection in a .380? I'm thinking Hornady Critical Defense, I don't want to overlook any others though.
     

  2. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    That looks like some pretty good stuff
     
  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    bersa 380s are the most underrated little pistols out there. they are pretty much walther ppks clones without the crappy walther triggers, easier to take down, and the slide rides a bit higher. the magazine to slide height puts the bullets almost directly inline with the chamber making them more reliable than the ppks.

    they are great guns.
     
  4. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    I like the speer gold dot in almost any caliber
     
  5. Missileman

    Missileman New Member

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    I use the Buffalo Bore +P also but I use the 90 grain JHP...
     
  6. gschnarr

    gschnarr New Member

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    Both my wife and I have the Bersa Thunder. They are accurate, reliable to the extreme, durable and easy to shoot. For our CCW, I have chosen the CorBon dpx. Go to Ammo Jug Tests for some informative tests.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Bought my wife the same from the same here in Lufkin about a year ago-
    The Hornady ran great in hers & thats what stayed in it -
    Never had a hiccup with it but she went to a Ruger SR9C :)
     
  8. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    Hornady ammo...but going to try Buffalo +P ammo ruger said not to use +P in there guns...going to try it in my new kel-tec after X-MAS...
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I had one and loved it. They are an excellent pistol and a great value.
     
  10. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    my sister bought one,she had never shot a pistol in her life and that thing shot fine and never jammed when she shot it even when she kept letting a hand off it and limp wristing it.
     
  11. pumpkinball

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    dad and i both live by the thunders, just wish it was at least a 9mm in same frame, but i use the corbon powrball ammo i have never found an issue running hollow points, but the powrball eliminates that factor of not running hollows while still keeping the funtionality and destruction path of a wide mouth