Great guns and one of the best kept secrets in auto's you'll find. I bought my first Bersa 30 years ago, currently own five of various size and caliber and think they are all outstanding pistols. :smt023
When most people think of Bersa, they think of Bersa's 380 semi-auto, but they also come in 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP. Bersa also sells smaller caliber autos, like their .22LR, under the FireStorm brand name. For anyone looking for an outstanding pistol at a reasonable price, check out Bersa before everyone else catches on and their prices jump to the level of CZ's and Glocks.
i always liked my bersa 380. i sold it to buy a 1911 end ended up really regretting it. the bersa was reliable and suprisingly accurate for it's size. i often contemplate getting another every time i see them in the shop. i took a risk when i bought it quite a few years ago since it was considerably less know at that time. i would say that bersa was a well kept secret for a long time but they are slowly getting more popular. how are the rest of the models for reliability?
Mentioned on the Ruger forum a while back that I took a PPK/S, SIG232 and the Bersa to "th' woods" to sorta compare and, yeah the SIG ( which I sometimes use at work ) and the Walther are indeed nice, but that little Bersa just plain SHOOTS with darn near anything you feed it. And, the "CC" is lightweight, thin, practically snag-free and carries well in a pocket.
I, probably like a lotta other folks, was certainly skeptical about these things but I watched a good friend, operating on a really tight budget, use Bersa .380's for years without a glitch...and he's a pretty gun-savvy guy!
So...I ended up with a "cc" and th' rest is "history" as they say...
kinda reminds me of the days when Taurus started breaking into the US market....
After a lot of research, I bought a Thunder .380 CC for my first handgun last year. I chose it because it was compact enough to pocket carry, but much more pleasant to shoot than a Kel-Tec P-3AT. Bersas have a great reputation for reliability and mine has been no disappointment. I had a few failure to feed issues during breakin, but zero problems after the first 200 rounds. I'm not wild about the low profile sites, but the snag-free design is fantastic for carry and I can still rapid fire into a 4-6 inch group at 15 yards, which is more than adequate for defensive purposes. I have yet to regret my choice.
Bought a T380CC on Friday. Took it to the range today and after 61 rounds it failed! Hammer and trigger integrity gone. Hammer won't drop in either DA or SA mode. It will drop with slide off and mag in when in in SA mode. Back to dealer in the morning and maybe swap up for a Sig 232. I really liked the piece though. Very accurate and light.