- Category : Pistols
- Type : Pistol
- Action : Double
- Caliber : 380 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
- Barrel Length : 3.2"
- Capacity : 7+1
- Safety : Integral Locking System
- Grips : Black Polymer
- Sights : Low Profile
- Weight : 16.4 oz
- Frame Finish : Black
This is my first .380 I prefer the .45 as a personal weapon but it is heavy for a CC weapon. I read the reviews and bought this one. I am totally satisfied. I took this this to the range for the break-in and my friend brought his new Ruger compact .380. I ran 200 rounds through the gun with a lot of rapid fire and it never jammed or failed in any way. The Ruger jammed repeatedly and only had a 6 shot clip. I would recommend this to any person who wants a reliable CC weapon. It did start to hurt my hand so I may change the grips on it. But I won't shoot 200 rounds in a personal defense scenario.
I forgot to add into my previous review that I would suggest purchasing the extended magazine for this pistol giving your pinky finger a place to grip.
I love this gun. It has every safety feature you could ask for and still be able to draw and shoot fast. Thin, lite enough. I find with the CC 380 too lite is a controllability problem. This has just enough weight to make it controllable and accurate. I have a Taurus TCP and would not trust myself outside of 6 feet with the thing. As far the sights are considered. You should forget sights on EVERY CC weapon. Learn how to point shoot. Sights are useless in a gunfight. Point shooting is the only way to go for civilian defensive carry.
I own this gun for several years, and I am very pleased with it, is easy to carry, easy to shoot and clean. The only problem was trying to figure out, what hollow point ammo to use without jamming... finally the Remington 88 gr. JHP, ( R380A1) worked fine.
For a concealed carry this is a nice pistol. It's thin relatively light and has some nice safety features. I compared it to my Colt Mustang recently. It out shoots for accuracy, controlability and comfort in my hand. With a DA that includes double strike capability and the configuration allows for a much safer carry with a round chambered. A CC weapon needs to able to be drawn a shot. Not drawn and cocked or carried cocked and locked (aka cocked and shot... In you own leg!)
Reply to mgs re difficulty of operating the "safety." That is a decocker (that can take two hands to operate), not a safety. This handgun should be carried with one in the chamber and the decocker in the horizontal/forward position showing the red dot. After loading the chamber (and topping off the magazine), decock the hammer using the decocker, and you're good to go. With that long-pull DA first shot and the Four Rules of gun safety, you'll be fine. Had mine since 2007. I've shot it in several IDPA BUG matches. Has over 1k rounds through it with no problems. Does not like the cone-shaped HPs with a big opening. Deployed for primary carry if what I'm wearing precludes the usual Glock 19. When the Bersa is primary, it's in a Comp-Tac Spartan IWB at 4 o'clock. If the Bersa is the BUG, it's in a DeSantis ankle rig.
My first foray into the 380. Have carried the 9mm for years. After much research and range chats I decided to give the Bersa a go. Like any new firearm I had to run a few rounds through it, followed by a good cleaning before it would feed reliably. Since then it has functioned flawlessly. A nice piece that I alternately carry. Also want to mention that the folks at Impact Guns in Boise were awesome. No pompous know-it-all attitudes, just honest answers and good service.
I dont have any issue with this gun- a year & no problem at all, easy to clean, my suggestion for the sights is to use white paint for the sights, remove the factory paint- clean and apply new paint, make the sights more visible- a lot better than before.
I strayed from the 9mm-45acp into 380 because i bought a Ruger LCP with Crimson Trace as a pocket gun. I then picked up a Pk380 just to shoot and keep in my car as further protection. The trigger pull is awfull on the LCP and it is just a belly gun. I picked up a black and gold edition Bersa Thunder 380 after reading poor reviews on the new Walther PPK. I love it! I really like the decocking lever because i carry it in a Bersa pocket holster with a back up magazine in my pants pocket at all times. Although a little heavy, i prefer the weight when shooting and much better size for hand control. I just traded the LCP on a 1911 but am considering a Thunder 45 next. Great gun as an everyday pocket pistol when you don't have room to conceal a holstered weapon. I even carry mine when just wearing shorts and a tshirt. And it is much more accurate shooting than the LCP/Bodyguard sized guns. Highly recommended!
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