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So i bought a Bersa Thunder 380 CC for my first handgun, with the intention to carry it.
Which I do


Initial thoughts

It fires great :D
It's not heavy at all about a pound and a half tops fully loaded
Safety was a bit stiff at first but i've broken it in and it clicks much easier both ways now
Eats shitty and good ammo! Only one failure to eject with a poopy round :rolleyes:
Hammer is kind of difficult to cock without helping by pulling the trigger, it's almost too "hidden" in the gun for the CC version but I've gotten used to it
Recoil is easily handled and double single action trigger pull is pretty nice :eek: Which is good to carry hot with the safety "off" because of the DA first shot
Sites are a little tooooo shaved down.. Yeah it's accurate and i can hit my mark but it's not much fun.. Now it's almost "only" a carry gun...


Anywaaayy..
All was gravey... until..
I unloaded my Bersa with the intention to clean it again after popping off 2 rounds on the 4th of july into my lawn in my backyard. ( I WAS EXTREMELY SAFE)
Well when i took the round out of the chamber i noticed a "dimple" on the back of the round .. I wondered how it got there of course and did a few tests with other "new" un dimpled rounds while i pointed my now scary Bersa at the ground..
Upon farther inspection i found out that after i decock the gun and the hammer falls, when I remove the decocting safety the hammer drops a few millimeters into it's "hidden" location all the way into the rear of the gun, now pressing against the end of the firing pin!:mad: AAAALLSOOO
just found out this morning when i put a round in the chamber and the ejection claw... thing goes over the round there's a tiny click where the firing pin apparently also slides forward slightly and tips the round!! Dimpling it!

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Do i have a loose firing pin? or one that's too far forward? isn't there supposed to be a safety in there blocking the firing pin???


Sure scared the hell outa the guys at my local gun shop!
They just told me to call Bersa which i will tomorrow,...

Is there a way to fix this??
Anybody else have this problem?
Is this like normal.... 0.o
and is there a chance of the round going off?
 

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Mornin Nico,
I don't have the 380, but I sure wouldn't like my primer lookin like that. It would scare me too. Call Bersa and ask them about it.
(732) 493-0333 or maybe [email protected].
 
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Well i called and apparently the guy said he's seen it happen with a few different guns and its just the way the decocker works but it will not move forward enough to engage the primer since there's a firing pin block ( iknow this but it still sketches me out)

Anyone else having this happen with their gun?
pop a fresh round in the barrel point in a safe direction and decock and recock it a few times see if ya get any "dimpling" ?
 

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"but it will not move forward enough to engage the primer"

But isn't it hitting the primer? I thought that's why you asked. It looks like the primer has a mark on it.
 

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Certainly something to keep an eye on. Do you have any other guns with a decocker to compare it to? Does it do it everytime?
 

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Does it pretty much every time, i have a mosquito 22 with a decocker AND a safety and you can engage decocker with safety on and off and both ways it doesn't dimple.

Apperently there's a fining pin block that won't let the pin go completely out, so it can't go any farther than a dimple apparently but today for example getting home there were some hood looking people in front of my neighbors house and i took the time to park and before getting out of the car un-safe the decocker/safety and whew had a tiny nerve on the back of my brain pray it didn't go off right there halfway out of my holster sitting in my car! Anyway the sketchy guys meant no harm and i am back inside my home now sipping on whisky typing this :)

Anyone else's gun do this?
Does anyones else's BERSA THUNDER do this?? Specifically CC version but if ya have regular does it?
 

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My Bt-380 does not do this, but I'll stay alert in case it ever does.
 

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Well i called and apparently the guy said he's seen it happen with a few different guns and its just the way the decocker works but it will not move forward enough to engage the primer since there's a firing pin block ( iknow this but it still sketches me out)

Anyone else having this happen with their gun?
pop a fresh round in the barrel point in a safe direction and decock and recock it a few times see if ya get any "dimpling" ?

Welcome to Bersa Pistol Forum, glad to have you on board from the lone Star State.
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