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Bersa Thunder 380 Reviews

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Postby headtrip » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:40 pm

I own a Bersa Firestorm .380. Don't really know what the difference is of the Thunder but I love mine. Have had zero problems with this gun. I've shot JHP as well as FMJ through mine with no problems. The only complaint I have with it is that it seems hard to get the gun back together after cleaning. Takes some elbowing to get the slide back onto the frame. Other than that, I don't think anyone can go wrong with this one. I live in northwest Florida, and have no problem with carry when I'm wearing shorts and T-shirt.
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Postby ulgydog56 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:06 pm

it is hard to breakdown and asml ,hold the gun closer to your chest when racking and breakdown it,ll be easyer,you can,t falt the design its approx 70 years old stolen from the ppk.............
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Postby george357mag » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:26 pm

Great gun, It is just a little large for a .380. Very reliable and accurate , the price is right.
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Postby donavonmaxwell » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:18 pm

I LOVE this gun!!!! It shoots great,easy to aim and the sights are dead on....not much recoil and it eats up all kinds of different ammo....I am very impressed with the quality.....and it looks cool,too!
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Postby TeddyB » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:57 am

Purchased this gun and I Love it... Took it to the range for the first time and fired 100 rounds without one FTE/FTF.
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Postby opsman » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:59 pm

Recently picked up a Bersa Thunder in .380 I am impressed with the simplicity of this pistol. Super easy to takedown and clean. My only complaint is the safety is stiff, not the ideal thing to have for a concealed carry gun. If you can't just flick the safety off then whats the point? I like the fit and feel of the gun and when I get the chance to take it to the range I am sure it's going to be a fun piece.
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Postby ulgydog56 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:49 pm

work the safty with remmielubeif that does,nt get it try wet sanding the bar stock
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Postby almcfatter » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:57 am

Use for summer carry mainly, shorts and t-shirt weather. Have put about 300 rounds through it, different types of ball and H.P. Functioned flawlessly. Curious about running some + p ammo through it for testing and then for carry rounds. Anyone fired Buffalo Bore + p or anyother + p through there Thunder 380 and if so how did it go?
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Postby KGK73 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:40 pm

I have shot the Buffalo Bore (BB) 95 gr JHP and 100 gr hardcast FN through my Bersa. I have shot hundreds of rounds of BB ammo through my old P3AT, p238 and Bersa.

The recoil (shooting BB ammo) in my Bersa was frankly enjoyable. I liked the little snap/pop. I could have shot hundreds of rounds in one outing (if I had the $). Also easy (and accurate) to shoot one handed.

Now shooting Buffalo Bore in my old P3AT was a different story.
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Postby sharkscue » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:02 pm

I bought the Bersa Thunder 380 several months ago for concealed carry and bedside night table use. I love the way the gun looks but I have mixed reactions on performance. I have shot about 300 to 350 rounds and I have a problem with it jamming on the 7th round, (last round). I have oiled it well and still have that problem. When the gun shoots, it shoots well, right on target. I just wonder if I can depend on it when needed most, to save my life. Where I live it is quite a distance to the range so I don't go often and when I do I make sure that the gun is clean and well oiled and the same thing. I can depend on the first 2 or 3 rounds but beyond the 3 it is iffy. Most often it is the final round in the clip that hangs up. Anyone else with this same disappointment?
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