bersa mini firestorm

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by potentialglock, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    So I placed a bid on a bersa mini firestorm in 9mm. Anybody have any reviews on these? Would it be a good EDC?
     
  2. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    You're only ever going to get bias opinion from me here because I love love love Bersa guns, but have only handled them, never owned. But talk about a solid built gun! True value and quality. I've yet to hear a single bad thing about a one, or if I did I dismissed it as blasphemy! I think that's a great choice for a gun, although as an EDC it's a bit thick, I'm pretty sure it be a double stacker. Good in burgers, not necessarily in carry guns.
     

  3. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    I don't mind double stack since the height is nearly identical to my current edc
     
  4. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    The width is only another 1/2 inch. That sounds small and I'm sure it'll feel weird at first but as long as the grip doesn't print any worse than my current edc I'm happy. Anybody know what MSRP is on these? I can't find it even on the versa website
     
  5. BeyondTheBox

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    1/2 an inch is gigantic in width difference. I'm curious as to what you're comparing it that is a half inch thinner. For reference...

    My Firestar m43 9mm single stack is 1.1"wide at grips. It fits perfectly, get a full wrap around with plenty of trigger finger stretch to comfortably use it.

    My Firestar m45 45acp single stack is 1.2"wide at grips. It fits, I can shoot it, but that .1" makes a huge difference! It takes that little bit of length from my trigger reach and adds it to my grip circumference instead. It also makes the grip I like harder to maintain because I don't get the interlocking quite as firm.

    So a half inch is HUGE! I suggest, if you haven't already, go to LGS and handle one, if you can. I think you'll find as I did that double stack is not the way to go.
     
  6. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    They don't have any. And I'm comparing to my LC9
     
  7. BeyondTheBox

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    I figured it was something like that. Well you don't have to take my word for it, perhaps your hands are large enough to make up for the difference. No matter how large they may be you will notice the difference, it's impossible not to unless you simply don't shoot much and haven't had much experience with guns.

    When I first started I didn't notice a difference between my LC9 and my Glock which is double stack. But that's because I was basically just going out John Wayning. One handed mag dumping, no real target just into a hillside to make nose and be manly. Once I started getting into accuracy, grip was a big part of it and that's when I began to notice differences and really understand what type of gun works best for me.

    I'm not saying that is or ever was you, just sharing my story and experience with ya, for whatever it's worth.
     
  8. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    My lc9 is too thin to be comfortable in my hands. I have big hands
     
  9. BeyondTheBox

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    Same, that's why I love my 1911 like single stacks, they're perfect! The LC9 is .91" wide. I've found my perfect width is between .98 & 1.1"

    I hope this gun works for ya in that regard man, cuz I'm sure it will in every other way!
     
  10. orangello

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    http://www.bersa.com/

    There is a link to the catalog with detailed specs on the left side of this window, bout halfway down.

    Edit* My bad, that catalog doesn't have the firestorm models. You can link to a brief description and available parts at the bottom of that main page.


    Genitron description: http://www.genitron.com/Handgun/Firestorm/Pistol/Mini-Firestorm-9/9-mm/Variant-2


    It looks like a twin to my Bersa Thunder Pro 9 Ultra Compact; i don't currently carry (other than MS car carry) but this will be my carry piece when i get around to getting a permit.
     
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  11. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    I've read all the specs. I love my 1911 but can't carry it unless its cold outside
     
  12. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    I have the Bersa Firestorm and love it. To heavy to carry, but great glove box gun. I have a laser on mine. Paid about $375.00 many years ago.
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  13. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Too heavy to carry? I didn't think 6 oz would be that much more....
     
  14. gr8oldguy

    gr8oldguy New Member

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    I have a bersa thunder 380 and a bersa uc 45 pro. You can NEVER go wrong with a bersa...never.
     
  15. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    For carry?
     
  16. gr8oldguy

    gr8oldguy New Member

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    Bersa makes a great gun. And, yes, it's a very good carry gun. The thunder 380 is very easy to shoot and conceal. Someone may say, it's just a PPK knockoff, just get a PPK. It is a PPK knockoff, but its about $300 less expensive, and just as good. If you can shoot one, give it a try and good luck.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2013
  17. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    I want the UC pro or mini firestorm. Are those good for carry?
     
  18. vlad77

    vlad77 New Member

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    I have a bersa mini firestorm in 40 . Is the best! It fits like a glove in your hand and its acurate!
    The only bad thing.....cant find magazines
     
  19. gr8oldguy

    gr8oldguy New Member

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    You're going to be happy with either gun. It's going to depend on what caiber you decide to go with. I think that will be a function of how many rounds you want in a carry gun. All I have is 7 rounds in both my Bersas and that's okay with me.