Bersa 380CC... Anyone had their hands on one?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by ponycar17, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    I saw this gun after complaining on here about the size of the Thunder 380 (non Plus)... The CC looks to be a bit thinner, carries one more round, and is more snag-resistant... Has anyone shot one or handled one yet?

    http://www.bersafirearmsusa.com/detail_bersa380cc.php
     
  2. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    Oh yeah, I found the specs for the dimensions...

    http://www.bersafirearmsusa.com/main_specs.php

    Thunder 380 Concealed Carry Model D.A./8 Shot

    CALIBER: .380 ACP
    OPERATION: Semi-Automatic
    ACTION: Double Action
    OVERALL LENGTH: 6"
    HEIGHT: 4.54"
    WIDTH: 1.05"
    BARREL LENGTH: 3.2"
    WEIGHT: 16.4 oz without magazine

    Compared to the original Thunder 380 below...

    Thunder 380 .380 D.A./7 Shot

    CALIBER: .380 ACP
    OPERATION: Semi-Automatic
    ACTION: Double Action
    OVERALL LENGTH: 6 5/8"
    HEIGHT: 4 3/4"
    WIDTH: 1 7/16"
    BARREL LENGTH: 3 1/2"
    WEIGHT: 23 oz

    The weight advantage, and smaller dimensions look very promising...
     

  3. Sorry no one has gotten back to you yet Pony. The Bersa's are probably one of the most popular selling guns at the shop. And I haven't seen one come back with problems yet. It isn't the smallest 380 by far. But it is probably one of the smallest 380's with a hammer and safety. I have shot them and they shoot good. I generally don't like the feel of the blowback operated guns but the Bersa are a good choice.
    Just my .02
     
  4. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    I have the Thunder 380, and I like it for reliability... That's about it. It's HUGE compared to the Keltec or even a S&W J-frame. The CC is a lot smaller than the normal Thunder 380 that I have. I was really curious if the reliability of the CC is similar to that of the regular Thunder .380 since it's a big decrease in size. I noticed that the CC is nearly identical in size to the Keltec PF9 as well.
     
  5. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    Also, thanks for the reply...
     
  6. Either the Bersa concealed or the Kel-Tec PF9 would be a good choice. I guess it would depend alot on rather or not you would like a safety on it
     
  7. bigiron

    bigiron Member

    41
    Oct 31, 2004
    Tennessee
    The Bersa CC is obviously a rare bird in these parts(Middle TN). Will most likely be my next purchase, if I don't die of old age waiting on one.
     
  8. obxned

    obxned Active Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    Never shot one, but was impressed with it when I got to handle one in a shop. I particularly liked the snag-free controls and sights. Seems to be a lot of gun for the money. If money wasn't so scarce, I'd probably own one.
     
  9. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    I talked a coworker of mine into buying one. He loved it after he handled it, and bought it yesterday. Now I want one even worse... Dangit!...
     
  10. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 New Member

    764
    Aug 23, 2003
    BETWEEN TN & KY
    Remember the smaller the firearm the more the felt recoil. If you can handle it good and well but my 380 Bersa gives me all I want with hot loads.
     
  11. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    Shoot a S&W .38 Airweight with Gold Dot +Ps and factory grips... That hurts...

    Shoot a KelTec P3AT with Corbon JHPs... THAT doesn't hurt so much while you're doing it, but your trigger finger will be sore for a couple of days due to the hit it took off the trigger guard during recoil.

    The recoil from the regular Bersa .380 is VERY manageable to me, even with hot loads. But hey, that's one guy's opinion...

    I somewhat HATE the flinch caused by the massive recoil of my Taurus PT145 with 230 Gr. rounds.. I need to shoot it more to get away from that BS...
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2007
  12. I like mine. It is my CCW.........:D:D:D
     
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