I am new to this forum. I am doing research into a concealed carry 45. I have narrowed my choices to either the S&W shield 45 acp or the thunder pro UC 45. The Bersa in my opinion seems almost too good to be true. I guess I may be a little old fashioned, but the saying "if it seeems to good to be true it probably is" keeps popping into my head. There are a couple things I dislike about the shield. One the stippling on the grip...I want a gun not 80 grit sandpaper. Two 6 or 7 round magazines? Ummm yeah if you could make up your minds that would be great, thanks. Betrsa on the other hand is awesome, I have only been able to handle the 9mm version, but I can't think the 45 would be any less amazing in my hand. Your opinions are welcomed and thank you for the input.