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My name is Jimmy Manfredi. I live in Harrison TN. 62 years old. Just bought my 1st Bersa. Thunder 380cc. Have had some FTF issues but I only have about 60 rounds through it so far. I have read that the Winchester flat nosed ammo does not do well with this gun but that is what I had. Also ran some PMC brass through it. That had an FTF as well. I think once I work the kinks out and break it in it will be a good little gun. Plan to buy some Remington ball ammo and try that.

My wife and I have the Bersa, a Ruger LC9s, a Ruger 9E, a Taurus TCP380, and my favorite Wather PPS 9mm. I also have a Ruger 1911 .45 coming soon. It will be my 1st 1911.
This forum looks like a great place to learn and share information. Thank you!
 

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Welcome to Bersa Pistol Forum Jimmy from DFW area Texas.

It looks like you have an assortment of pistols, Bersa, Ruger,Taurus and Wather PPS so I hesitate to ask if you gave the Bersa 380cc and mags a good cleaning before going to the range to test it out. It does help out to remove the protective stuff they put in the gun for shipment from Argentina which is by boat.
I do have a Bersa Thunder 380 and a Bersa Thunder 380cc and both are great guns. However I did have a problem with the BT380cc and replacing the slide catch assy solved that.
As for the type of ammo I use, for range use I use PPU, Herters and PMC Bronze. I carry Hornady Critical Defense plus my spare mags have PMC Bronze in them.

Again Welcome on board from the Lone Star State.

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Yea Tony.. first thing I did when I got it home was a thorough cleaning. That is SOP for me. I did some reading on similar issues and took some fine grit automotive sand paper to a couple sharp spots around the feed ramp and did some light and careful polishing. It will now cycle even the flat nose stuff very well. It does not seem to hang up at all now. Thanks for your ammo info. I have traditionally had good luck with the PMC bronze. I appreciate it! Regards..
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Hi Jimmy, and welcome to the Forum. This is Lex, 71 living in the unfriendly to gun owner state of CA. I just bought a new Bersa FireStorm .380. I too gave it a quick clean before I headed to the range. I broke it in with 95 Gr. Fiocchi and TulAmmo Brass Maxx. Out of 150, not one F/F, F/E or "limp wrist" nonsense. I bought the Bersa to replace a .380 Walther PPK/S that had the "failure" issues. The Walther is gone now and my new FireStorm is becoming my favorite to shoot from my modest collection.

I have the standard 7 rnd. and purchased a 9 rnd. mag. from The Bersa website. They reside now in the top right hand drawer of my desk.
 

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My name is Jimmy Manfredi. I live in Harrison TN. 62 years old. Just bought my 1st Bersa. Thunder 380cc. Have had some FTF issues but I only have about 60 rounds through it so far. I have read that the Winchester flat nosed ammo does not do well with this gun but that is what I had. Also ran some PMC brass through it. That had an FTF as well. I think once I work the kinks out and break it in it will be a good little gun. Plan to buy some Remington ball ammo and try that......
Good morning Jimmy and welcome from the coastal plains. of south Texas. IIRC, I bought fm first Bersa at age 61 or 62. Difference being, it was my first privately owned gun. It does sounds like you have solved you have solved your problem. I had, like most Bersa 380 users, had those problems until I got 250 to 300 rounds through it. Multiple FTFs with WWB and the first box of JHPs I used. I still will not use WWB and tend to stick with major brand name, brass cased, round nose FMJ ammo and with one exception, Magtech, made in the USA. My supply currently is made up of Remington UMC, Federal Premium, American Eagle, Magtech and American made Armscor. There are a number of good carry rounds, I use either Speer Gold Dot or Corbon DPX JHP rounds cycle my the mags generally once a year.
 
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