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I was looking for a compact .45 for a CCW and tried out a couple of other brands first but sadly the other ones just didn't work out for me and ended up being traded off. I have had a Bersa thunder Duo-Tone .380 for several years it is a very dependable pistol but in MHO it lacks the knock down of a .45 so while at the LGS one day I spotted the Thunder compact .45 and with my good experience with the .380 I bought the .45. The Thunder .45 is a great carry pistol, a little heaver than some and with a little less mag capacity but I will accept those shortcomings for the dependability.
 

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My wife has a Thunder .380, great little gun, but as GBUSMECH said, lacking in knockdown power. Besides, that's hers. I bought a 9 UC Pro, that is my EDC. Great gun. I wouldn't call it Ultra Compact, but it is concealable enough. I like the SA/DA action, and am looking at the 45 UC Pro.
 

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My wife has a Thunder .380, great little gun, but as GBUSMECH said, lacking in knockdown power. Besides, that's hers. I bought a 9 UC Pro, that is my EDC. Great gun. I wouldn't call it Ultra Compact, but it is concealable enough. I like the SA/DA action, and am looking at the 45 UC Pro.
Sounds like another happy camper. For the money they are a great gun.
 

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I just joined your wonderful forum after reading several threads, very good info. I myself Im a winchester collector, just bought #107 all LA 94 and 9422. Decided to buy something to protect all of them and family so looked around and chose a Bersa gold trimmed 380 at cabelas for 309.00. Worth every dime, cleaned it took it to the range, minus the winchesteres. Not one problem, and talk about fun to shoot, and got the accuracy down. I flat love this gun. I had a heart transplant 17 years ago and can't take to much recoil, this gun was perfect, and God bless the SOB who comes looking for my winchesteres. This will be a little easier to pull than a 94. Well God bless all you out there and don't forget to vote. Look forward to new friendships. Thanks (chgofhart).
 

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Hey Welcome, Glad to have someone else to talk with. Ain't the trigger nice on that Bersa? Dang I have a target relvover that ain't that good....
 

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I just joined your wonderful forum after reading several threads, very good info. I myself Im a winchester collector, just bought #107 all LA 94 and 9422. Decided to buy something to protect all of them and family so looked around and chose a Bersa gold trimmed 380 at cabelas for 309.00. Worth every dime, cleaned it took it to the range, minus the winchesteres. Not one problem, and talk about fun to shoot, and got the accuracy down. I flat love this gun. I had a heart transplant 17 years ago and can't take to much recoil, this gun was perfect, and God bless the SOB who comes looking for my winchesteres. This will be a little easier to pull than a 94. Well God bless all you out there and don't forget to vote. Look forward to new friendships. Thanks (chgofhart).
Sweet, congrats on the purchase and welcome to the site!
 

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My wife and I own 3 Bersas together a 22, 380 and 9mm and we are happy with all three of them. Never had a problem. I traded a bersa 380cc for the BP9cc to upgrade the stopping power and at the same time, reduce the cost of ammo, although the cost of ammo was a secondary benefit and not a reason for the upgrade. I am very happy with my decision and the BP9cc will be my EDC. Great sights, smooth light trigger, manageable recoil for a compact and easy to stay on target with minimal muzzle flip. Looking for Kydex IWB holster for it. currently using a glock 27 leather holster, but not the best fit. Hard to reholster when practicing my draw. (The weapon is empty when I practice)
 

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My wife end I both have Bersa Thunder 380s, and we love them. We bought both at the same time from a dealer at a local gun show about two years ago. I picked one up, turned to my wife, and said, "My name's Bond, James Bond." Seriously, it made me feel like the Bond character. I loved the ergonomics and several of the features, including the drop-hammer safety and DA/SA trigger. The first time I let the hammer down on a live round, I almost wet myself. I'm used to it now. I've concealed carried it in the past, and would do so again, It's reliable, accurate, and very easy to conceal. Unlike some "caliber studs", I don't feel under-gunned with it. I believe shot placement is king, and I can hit what I aim at. I don't like the mag disconnect, but I understand it's an easy mod if I want to get rid of it. I'll give it two thumbs up to anyone who asks. I just wish they made a 9mm IN THE SAME FRAME as the .380. However, I DO love the larger 9mm and .40 S&W!
 

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Purchased two Bersas, .380cc and UC9 at the same time, some 6 weeks ago. Shot both with 50 rounds of Remington FMJ without any problems. One gets idea they are already broken in, but time will tell. They are both very controlable. UC9 is soft shooting gun. Since my life count before shooting Bersas was no more than 100, I did not bother to estimate acuracy, reliability was more of a concern. Bersa seems to have good reports on reliability and I can only hope mine will live up to the fame. With some likes, I also have some dislikes, to be shared later.
Soon, I will take Bersas to another outing and shoot some Blazer Brass ammo an some Hornady SD rounds. My right arm is disabled, I can shoot and manipulate gun with left arm only, so.........lefties if you have any questions.....:)))))
 

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Sounds like a good start into the Bersa addiction game. I've got four and still thinking about a 9HC and/or a 45UC.
 

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I have the following Bersa's.
Thunder 380CC
Thunder 380
Firestorm 22LR

I am thinking about getting a Firestorm 38 Special +P for the wife since it is a 6 shooter and she has trouble with the Bersa 380 slide. However I have not seen one or heard of anyone that has one. Anyone seen or handled a Firestorm 38 Special that can give me some info on it.

Thanks.
 

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I just bought (23Dec) a 9 Ultra Compact, really impressed with it. Took it to the range and put a total of 154 rounds through it, 124 of my reloads and 30 factory. I know have four 9's, an LC9, p95 and a Sig P226. The LC9 was my carry but I have been carrying this once I took it to the range and it proved to be an outstanding shooting firearm.
 

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Hello. I just bought a two tone Bersa Thunder Pro Ultra carry 45. I am a big man and heard that hammer bight might be an issue. It is and I have a fix. I bought Grip Force Adapters designed for the Glock(their purpose was to put a beaver tail on a Glock pistol using existing pins to attach). Ironically with just some very minor filing of the top of the beaver tail(just enough so the hammer clears when pulled back) you can permanently mount this unit to your Bersa using Gorilla Glue brand Super Glue. I have mine already attached and it fits perfectly! If you add a simple Hogue slip on rubber grip the unit will look factory installed. Hammer bite becomes impossible and the existing grip is barely widened. I'm pretty proud of the gun and my set up. Thanks for the great forum.
 

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Hello. I just bought a two tone Bersa Thunder Pro Ultra carry 45. I am a big man and heard that hammer bight might be an issue. It is and I have a fix. I bought Grip Force Adapters designed for the Glock(their purpose was to put a beaver tail on a Glock pistol using existing pins to attach). Ironically with just some very minor filing of the top of the beaver tail(just enough so the hammer clears when pulled back) you can permanently mount this unit to your Bersa using Gorilla Glue brand Super Glue. I have mine already attached and it fits perfectly! If you add a simple Hogue slip on rubber grip the unit will look factory installed. Hammer bite becomes impossible and the existing grip is barely widened. I'm pretty proud of the gun and my set up. Thanks for the great forum.
How about some pictures of your gun modification? Sounds interesting.
 
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