Bersa Question

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by MikeH121, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. MikeH121

    MikeH121 New Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    I have an FEG PA-63 Hungarian (Walther) copy. Bersa 380 Thunder CC is also an updated copy of the Walther. Hickock45 of YouTube reviewed this 380. Has anyone bought one, or would anyone. They are under $300.00. Just askin'
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    I've shot and handled many Bersa's including the 380, they're above average and a much better choice in a .380 than a LCP, Diamondback or KelTec IMO. You should be able to find them in the $270-280 range new and $200-220 used. Bersa's tend to be a bit heavier than others in it's class, but smooth shooting and reliable.

  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I personally believe the Bersa Thunder .380 to be among the best of the best in CCW .380s. Outclassing guns costing twice as much in most cases.. In fact the ONLY .380 carry gun I like more than the Bersa Thunder is a CZ83.
  4. Mr_Shamrock

    Mr_Shamrock New Member

    May 24, 2012
    I agree! I have an LCP and picked up a Bersa Thunder CC for my wife at a gun show for $200 and I like it better. The LCP does conceal easier (which is the whole point behind it) but I would much rather shoot the Bersa. It hasn't given any problems and eats up everything I have fed it. IMO it is one of the best value's out there right now.
  5. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I have owned a couple of Bersa .380s in the past and would not hesitate buying another one. I have a Bersa Firestorn 9mm that I am keeping in the door of my car right now. It is the just about the same gun as the .380 but it is a little bigger. It is truly a fine shooting pistol.
  6. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    nc mountains
    My daughter CC's a bersa thunder single stack. Good pistol , I picked it up used for her at great price and it had been a good shooter and easy for her to control with hotter loads. In that size of a pistol it is the one to beat for us. Not a pocket sized pistol for most..
  7. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    My wife carries a bersa thunder 380 daily. Great gun for the money. Very dependable and surprisingly accurate.
  8. Airdale

    Airdale Active Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    N.W. Arkansas
    I was so impressed with the quality of my wife's .380 Bersa I took a look at the Ultra Compact 9mm. After handling the 9mm I ordered it. Picked it up yesterday and couldn't be more pleased. After some range time it will become my daily carry pistol.
  9. B27

    B27 New Member

    Sep 23, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    My cousin and aunt visited me here in Atlanta awhile back and cuz asked me to clean and check out her pistol.

    It was a Bersa, single stack .380 and I was very impressed with how well it was made and how it operated.

    I want one now to use for one of my hideout guns in my house.
  10. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Both the .22 and the .380 Bersa Thunder have been around a long time.
    They are maybe the most trouble free two semi-autos available,
    anywhere, at any price.
    And they are a perfect pair for anyone especially if you are new to
    firearms....male or female.
  11. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Thats a good point Ozo. I have a thunder .22 and its identical in every way tot he thunder .380. only shoots different ammo. cheap to practice with and feels identical.
  12. group17

    group17 Member

    Apr 30, 2010
    I have a Bersa 380 duo and the firestorm 22 version. Both are excellent weapons that have been totally reliable. The best feature of the Bersa is its DA/SA trigger unlike the DA only triggers of the other 380 compact CC pistols.
  13. tcox4freedom

    tcox4freedom Well-Known Member

    I bought a Bersa 383a almost 20yrs ago. That's almost the last time I got to shoot it.

    My wife stole it!

    It's a great little gun. Thousands of rounds without a hitch! The only thing I've ever sent it to the GS for was a total cleaning. Everything in it is as tight today as the day I brought it home.

    Talk about accuracy?

    My wife knocks down bowliung pins at 50yrds; and can get seven rounds CM on an IDPA target at 100.

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