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Just got my Firestorm .380 last Friday. Fit, finish and weight for the "budget" model all look & feel good. Also got my 9 round mag. direct from Bersa same day. Cleaned, oiled up and ready to visit range later this week. Why am I posting this you ask? No way I can reach the mag. release button with my shooting hand. I have to turn & twist my right wrist or reach over and use my left hand.

This is bad in any situation when rapid reloading is essential. FWIW.
 

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I've got the Bersa model 380 with nothing but the 9 round mags and have the same situation. Vaguely I remember that being a concern years ago when I first bought it and started carrying it as my EDC. When I read your post, I actually had to draw it from my holster to check it because it has become a non issue for me. I just reach over with the fresh mag in the left hand, and hit the mag release with my left thumb, let the empty mag fall and reload the new mag.
 
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I've got the Bersa model 380 with nothing but the 9 round mags and have the same situation. Vaguely I remember that being a concern years ago when I first bought it and started carrying it as my EDC. When I read your post, I actually had to draw it from my holster to check it because it has become a non issue for me. I just reach over with the fresh mag in the left hand, and hit the mag release with my left thumb, let the empty mag fall and reload the new mag.
Ditto on that. I have always used my left hand to eject my mag from my BT380 plus all of my other guns. Strange that I never even tried it with my right thumb before. Very good question.
 

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Ditto on that. I have always used my left hand to eject my mag from my BT380 plus all of my other guns. Strange that I never even tried it with my right thumb before. Very good question.
Oddly enough every other semi-auto I own I can reach and push mag. release button and insert fresh mag. from my left hand in one fluid motion.
 

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Ya' made me think. Back to the safe to retrieve one of my 9UCs and my 70 year old Colt 1911 to see if I can reach the mag release with the right hand. I can actually reach/touch the mag release on both, but I find it a PIA and like the operation of the BT380, muscle memory of mag in left hand from left pocket and left thumb on the mag release. Glad you can do it that way and it's comfortable for you.
 

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Ditto on that. I have always used my left hand to eject my mag from my BT380 plus all of my other guns. Strange that I never even tried it with my right thumb before. Very good question.
+1 I found that extended mag release buttons helped but read about those causing mags to get accidentally dropped or at least unlatched and decided it was NOT a big enough deal for me to worry about it. I, too, am a two-handed mag changer.
 

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+1 I found that extended mag release buttons helped but read about those causing mags to get accidentally dropped or at least unlatched and decided it was NOT a big enough deal for me to worry about it. I, too, am a two-handed mag changer.

Thanks, I'd forgotten about the complaints about accidental release of mags, and on the BT38, it's the additional safety.
 
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