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I got the FireStorm about two months ago for a smaller EDC piece than my Glock 19, that would make a better ankle gun than a 5 shot Taurus 38 special. It is so accurate and fits my hand so well, that I am incredibly accurate with the little pistol. After discovering the 300+ ft. lb. Buffalo Bore 90 grn. +P, I also began carrying the Bersa as my IWB holster when I would have normally worn the Glock.

A couple weeks ago I was fortunate enough to pick up a new CZ83 that was on the California approved roster. It came with 10 round magazines, but I was fortunate enough to still have my 13 round magazines from the CZ83 I had in the 1990s. It became my IWB weapon, relegating the FireStorm to ankle carry only.

Well recently, I have had a little change of heart. As much as I love the 14 shot CZ83, I still find the 9 shot Bersa my preferred IWB carry weapon. It is so light, compact, and handy. Realistically, around my Northern California town, nestled in the Sierra Nevada, 9 shots of 300 ft. lb. ammo should cure any social situation. I think the CZ will occupy the place the Glock did, for forays into large Urban areas, or up in the woods hiking and backpacking. The Bersa unloaded is 20 oz with its aluminum frame. With its steel frame, the CZ83 unloaded is 28 ozs. By the time you add 5 more rounds, it makes the loaded CZ about 10 ozs heavier.



 

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................recently, I have had a little change of heart. As much as I love the 14 shot CZ83, I still find the 9 shot Bersa my preferred IWB carry weapon. It is so light, compact, and handy.............
Afternoon imarangemaster, I do understand the sentiment, and it goes well beyond just sentiment. Even though I have acquired two 9UCs, one new and one used, I still refer my first BT380 as OWB EDC for the reasons you listed above. By wearing it at 4 o'clock, it fits in the area just below my ribcage and is very difficult to detect. I have always carried one in the tube and eight in the mag until recently. I have gotten the mags broken in well enough that it's no longer a pain to load that 9th round. I've ordered a Fobus/Bersa two mag holder, so now I will alway have 3 mags with me.
 

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Yep, the Bersa FireStorm/Thunder/380CC is what the Walther PP and PPK tried to be. Unfortunately, the samples of the Walthers that I have tried through the years, never measured up. None fed hollowpoints (except maybe the worthless R-P 88 grain) reliably. In fact, I just got rid of a Walther PP magazine I had kicking around in 7.65. It had a horrible thin magazine spring.
 

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Yep, the Bersa FireStorm/Thunder/380CC is what the Walther PP and PPK tried to be.
I agree. I traded a totally unreliable .380 PPK/S for a FireStorm and could not be happier
 
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