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I was at a local gun store yesterday when I heard this noise. Looked around and there was a brand new Thunder 380 looking at me! It was saying "take me home, take me home!"

SO I DID!!!!!



I like this one better than the CC model. I just did NOT like having sights that I couldn't see fairly well. And it's a bit bigger so it fits my hand better. Now, it just needs SHOOTIN'!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I was at a local gun store yesterday when I heard this noise. Looked around and there was a brand new Thunder 380 looking at me! It was saying "take me home, take me home!"

SO I DID!!!!!



I like this one better than the CC model. I just did NOT like having sights that I couldn't see fairly well. And it's a bit bigger so it fits my hand better. Now, it just needs SHOOTIN'!!!!!!!!!!!
Boy you are a push over...... If you are married I hope she is understanding if you continue to bring home things that are beautiful, sexy and wants you to take her home.
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Boy you are a push over...... If you are married I hope she is understanding if you continue to bring home things that are beautiful, sexy and wants you to take her home.
Nah, I'm old and live alone. But I AM a pushover. I'm the guy wimmen can have their way with even if they play their cards WRONG!!!:rolleyes: I also saw a used Ruger LCP and a Sig ??? in 380, too! One for $200 I might have to go visit again ... sometime soon!
 

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Holy Smokes! I took the new Bersa out today and it was more accurate than I expected. I loaded it up with some HP ammo for break-in and had one jam. :( Those sights are so much better than the little "pimples" on the CC model. I could AIM this baby!

Then I proceeded to shoot some of the dirtiest ammo I have ever had! Not the usual "dirty ammo" but I mean DIRTY AMMO. It was some Russian-made stuff (Russian writing on box and RN ammo wrapped in wax paper!) which left my hands black from handling it. If ammo weren't so hard to find, I'd have never bought this stuff.

This stuff gave me about 1-2 jams per box (box of 35?!) and I was frustrated. Shot about 125 rounds through my new Bersa and I LIKE IT!!! I am glad I bought it. Need to fire a bunch more to make sure of reliability. I would NOT carry this gun for ANY reason at this point. I hope it settles down in the next 100-200 rounds over the next few weeks....
 

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robjic, it must be the ammo. I have the same gun with Crimson trace grips and the only jam I have ever had was when the gun was new and I was shooting at the range with one in the chamber and a full seven in the clip. Since then I have shoot almost a 1000 rounds through this baby and never a problem. I read iin another posting that someone else had the same problem carring 8 and that extra shot isn't worth taking the chance on a jam even if it was only on a new gun. I have shot remington, winchester, pmc, hornady and several others but none of the russian stuff.

I agree about the accuracy right out of the box. I need to tweak the CR laser but the iron sights are on the money.

Shoot straight and safe.
 

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robjic, it must be the ammo. I have the same gun with Crimson trace grips and the only jam I have ever had was when the gun was new and I was shooting at the range with one in the chamber and a full seven in the clip. Since then I have shoot almost a 1000 rounds through this baby and never a problem.
Thanks for the info. I sorta expected it was that nasty ammo! Like I said, it was odd. Russian made in a box of 35 that had so much dirt ON it that it left my hands black. Like the Russkies dragged it through a pile of dirt before wrapping it in the wax paper! I also polished the feed ramp this weekend. That should help a bit. I want to use some good ammo and try the 7+1 loading to see how mine performs. And welcome to the Bersa forum. I hope it picks up a bit. It's like the forum where posts come to die recently! :(
 

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My Bersa Thunder .380 has been my carry gun for over 11 years, and has digested just about anything that I've put through it. Granted, I haven't used cheap Russian stuff, and I refuse to shoot Sellier & Bellot through any of my weapons. However, I've never had a malfunction while shooting, and it is still more accurate than I am, and it goes just about everywhere I go. Love it!
 

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My Bersa Thunder .380 has been my carry gun for over 11 years, and has digested just about anything that I've put through it. Granted, I haven't used cheap Russian stuff, and I refuse to shoot Sellier & Bellot through any of my weapons. However, I've never had a malfunction while shooting, and it is still more accurate than I am, and it goes just about everywhere I go. Love it!
Welcome on board the Bersa Pistol Forum.

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My Bersa Thunder .380 has been my carry gun for over 11 years, and has digested just about anything that I've put through it. Granted, I haven't used cheap Russian stuff, and I refuse to shoot Sellier & Bellot through any of my weapons. However, I've never had a malfunction while shooting, and it is still more accurate than I am, and it goes just about everywhere I go. Love it!
I have never used any Sellier & Bellot ammo, so what is wrong with it??
 

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I have never used any Sellier & Bellot ammo, so what is wrong with it??
I was gonna ask the same thing. I used a bunch of S&B in 9mm and it ran fine and even seemed just a tad hotter than regular US made ammo. I've had others say this same thing. I've still got about 1000 9mm rounds of S&B left from my original order of 2000 rds.
 

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The only malfunctions I've ever had related to ammo were S&B. I had some .45 stovepipe in my Taurus (the only brand that ever malfunctioned in my PT-145), and I had a Beretta 92 and a Taurus 908 both refuse to cycle (same box of ammo). Different brand (UMC) cycled perfectly. Not sure what's up, but I just don't trust S&B in my guns anymore.
 
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