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tanfoglio vs. bersa

Postby yvhoie » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:42 am

which is better tanfoglio ft9 (.380) or bersa thunder .380. in terms of quality & design. i wanted to buy a gun, im choosing between the two. help please.
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Postby GOANRA » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:43 pm


Since the Tanfoglio weighs 26+ oz, it makes no sense as a .380. Too many 9s to choose from at that weight & price.
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Postby ulgydog56 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:53 pm

the bersa it just cycles ,feels good,lite, has a decocker ,you know if the mag comes out the round in the pipe won,t fire I,ve had 1 for many years and it just works...for cc i would look at the nickel model and extended clips are cheap. a good gun for the buck..............
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Postby BrooklynBoy » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:18 pm

Bersa. I have the Thunder .380 and for price and performance I tink it would be hard to beat. Nicely weighted, well built. I am very satisfied
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Postby keyman » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:29 pm

You can look 'til the cows come home, and you won't find a better gun than the Bersa. I have two 380s and a 45 (my second), and they have been absolutely trouble free.

Please let us know which way you decide, and what you think of the particular gun that you buy. Good Luck ! ! !
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Postby ShootSS » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:45 pm

Bersa or Firestorm (same manufacturer, different importer). The Firestorm won out in a recent Gun Test Magazine test. Ergonomic, inexpensive, light, accurate, etc.

The EAA/Tanfoglio is a fine gun in its own right, I've owned two, but you asked which of these two particular guns was best. Go with the Firestorm, they have better grips than the Bersa.
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Postby TEXVETNAM67-68 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:19 pm

Took the Concealed Handgun class last week and the guy next to me had a new-in-the-box Bersa 380.

He was the most accurate shooter in the bunch, including me (my eyes are not what they were 50 years ago), but the only problem was that it failed to eject 20% of the time, and really slowed things down. Pretty thing, pity thing.
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Postby HenryLeverAction » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:20 pm

A gun right out of the box is allowed to misfeed a few times. It needs to get worked in just a bit. If the gun continues to jack up later on I think there is something wrong with it. Plus there are different ammunitions that don't feed as good as other brands. That's what I have seen in my experience anyway.

I vote Bersa. Great little pistols.
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Postby agonist » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:47 am

Can't go wrong either way. Both are quality "value" manufacturers.

Just pick which one you like better.
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