Bersa Thunder owners. Any problems with ammo?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by fastline, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. fastline

    fastline New Member

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    I shopped for some time for a used Bersa but found most people want more than new price for a used gun so I just bought new. I did not get whatever "extra" coverage is offered with Gander Mountain to cover warranty shipping, etc. I figure I better go fire the thing and make sure all is good before I take it apart and rework the trigger and such. Is there any ammo that will not fire reliably in this gun? It is the 380.
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i havent found anything my bersa thunder 380s wont cycle.
     

  3. Johnnyb

    Johnnyb New Member

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    Don't know if you got the single stack mag version, or the wide (double stack), but I have a single stack that I have prob had close to 8-10 years now, bought it new and have fired everything from cheap fmj's to high end "personal defense" jhp's out of it with no issue, I like the little gun!
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Same here :)
    Dont own the gun nomore but while I had it -------------:rolleyes:
     
  5. group17

    group17 New Member

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    Bought some Herters (cheaper russian steel )380 at Cabela's that my Bersa hated. Never again.
     
  6. BlindOldMan

    BlindOldMan New Member

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    I picked up a Bersa 380 in Nickel last week. Seems to work decently with WWB, but I've had occasional misfeeds which might be magazine related. I've only put 150 rounds through it so far. Three misfeeds in 150 rounds so far.
     
  7. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    The wife carries a .380 CC single stack mag, no problems to date, I think she is up to 8 or 9 hundred rounds so far. Mostly WWB ball and Hornady Critical Defense.
     
  8. BlindOldMan

    BlindOldMan New Member

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    100 rounds yesterday through my Bersa 380.. Every one was perfect.

    The Bersa is *really* starting to grow on me.
     
  9. synical

    synical New Member

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    I have a Bersa Thunder Ultra compact 40 cal and have only run a box of rounds threw it and I did have 3 jams. I dont know if its because its new or what? Any suggestions? I was using federal ammo!
     
  10. boatme98

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    I have a Thunder 380 DLX. It came with 2 mags (single stack). One had a problem feeding WWB and some cheap Russian ammo. Sent the mag to Colorado for warrenty work, got it back very quickly and have never had another problem. I've had it for about 3 years and put about 2000 through it.
     
  11. synical

    synical New Member

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    I took the bersa to the range this weekend and It shot perfect! I oiled it well before I went and I think that is what made the difference because when I got it new I did not oil it before I used it the first time so there may have not been much in there is why the jamming. but I ran two different types of ammo threw it this saturday and she performened great! :cool: