Update on my Bersa compact 45. Was at the indoor range a month ago, shooting at a 7-yard target, when I started to have multiple failures to feed and eject, and by multiple, I'm talking 45 out of 50. Ended up contacting Eagle Imports, found a list of authorized Bersa repair gunsmiths, and shipped my pistol off. Be warned - since it's a firearm, it can't go US mail. So I used UPS, and it had to go overnight, which ended up costing me over $90 in shipping fees. Eagle Imports will reimburse you $35 of the shipping fees, because the return postage is paid for. So I ended up paying $60 to get my pistol fixed, which I suppose is acceptable. The issue was a malfunction in a small spring that puts tension on the slide release lever. My lever didn't have any tension on it, so the slide kept locking to the rear when I would fire it, and I had to keep manually releasing the slide in order for it feed another round into the chamber. Turnaround was about a week to get my pistol fixed, which I thought was pretty fast, all things considered. Much happier now carrying my compact 45, as opposed to the full frame 9mm.
east coast USA