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Old 07-07-2007, 04:37 PM   #1
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I am the proud owner of a new...

...Bersa Thunder 380 .380 ACP duo tone! Did some research, ditched the order for the Taurus Millennium Pro, and got this brand new for $219. Have only put 35 rounds through it so far, but so far it shoots like a dream.


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Old 07-08-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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I have purchased 2 of them in the past few years. one for my daughter and one for my wife. both girls love the way the pistol handles and it always hits where you aim. I shoot my wifes alot more than she does and find it a fun pistol to fire. the only complaint I have is that neither gun will fire a full mag of hollow-points without jaming......if I use ball ammo it works like a dream!!both pistols have had at least 2 to 3 hundred rounds fired through them..
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:18 PM   #3
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try corbons. the one I had LOVED corbons. and it was spot on with em too. I traded mine for a mini 14. great guns though. never had a problem with mine. and easy to strip and clean!
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:26 PM   #4
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I put a half a box of Remington 88 grain JHPs through it today (in between putting up a storage building in 100 degree heat), and it fed them perfectly, shot to point of aim, and showed great accuracy 15 yards. I'm encouraged.
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:33 AM   #5
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My step-daughter had worked a deal with us. We were going to provide 50% of the purchase price of whatever handgun she wanted for her 21st birthday. She was looking at the Beretta Tomcat (3032).

She came down here, and we went "looking". She found the Bersa .380 Deluxe to feel even better than the Tomcat, at nearly half the price. Needless to say, she will be getting the Bersa for her birthday. It's already here, and been detail stripped, cleaned, and oiled for use in September.

My only hang-up has been in finding grips for it. I can find wood, several different types of wood. However, she wants pink!! Looks like the local carver is going to get some business. He uses bone, that can be dyed a brilliant shade of pink. Good thing that she lives in Northern Virginia, and will be leaving in mid-October for Italy with her new husband.

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Old 07-10-2007, 05:13 AM   #6
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A bit of bad news: had a fail to eject (stovepipe) with Remington 88 grain JHP on round #61, four rounds after I'd cleaned and relubed the gun. Was shooting rapid fire, and might've limpwristed just a bit. It wasn't the ammo's fault, because it wasn't a feeding failure.

I know some new guns require a "break in period" (which is why I like Glocks so much -- no "break in" foolishness), so I'll keep shooting the Bersa in the weeks and months to come and give it a chance to prove itself to me through a few hundred rounds.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:26 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by bestseller92
A bit of bad news: had a fail to eject (stovepipe)....It wasn't the ammo's fault, because it wasn't a feeding failure.
That's a nonsequitur.

You might be right about the limp-wristing. But it might be some kind of ammo problem. I have a very low opinion of Remington centerfire ammo at the moment, and will only buy/shoot it if I absolutely can't find any W-W, Federal, or PMC.

But that's just me.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:49 AM   #8
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Well, my thought about it not being the ammo was really that it wasn't the bullet profile that caused the malf, because it was the spent case not making it out of the ejection port that was the problem.

As to limpwristing, I may have been a bit (I was shooting more for fun than for a group), and it may have been a problem, since the Bersa does have a light aluminum frame.

This is actually the first centerfire pistol malfunction I've had in over 3 years. The last one was when I was shooting my brother in law's Stallard Arms JS9 9mm.
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