Was having trouble with my large 9MM guns due to neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome, so I bought two smaller pistols, one a 9MM which didn't work at all due to jams, FTF and FTE. I think I was limp writing, anticipating the hefty recoil. #2, even in .380 was also two small to grip well and recoiled snappily with considerable muzzle flip.
Decided to try the Bersa and what a difference. I've run about 350 rounds of several types of ammo, with "0" malfunctions, and less perceived recoil. The pistol has every feature I like - slide lock, safety with decocker, small but adequate sights, blowback, hammer fired, loaded chamber indicator and magazine disconnect. I liked the first one so well, I also bought a thunder CC model and works with zero malfunction so far as well on a variety of ammo. The safety/decocker was stiff on both guns, but after working back an forth for a couple of weeks now and then and shooting at the range, both smoothed out and loosened up after also cleaning an oiling the mechanism. These guns are a little bit heavier than several smaller guns, but they are light enough to carry, accurate, reliable, and fit the hand well. I'm very happy with the guns.