firestorm firearms??

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by rosierita, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

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    what do ya'll know about them?? what is their reputation??

    last night we had an incident where there was someone in our yard at 10:30 & it really freaked me & the kids out (troy is still out of town). i had already planned on getting troy something smaller than the hi pt he already has & i had pretty much convinced myself it would be a keltec, but the guy mentioned he had a firestorm (i cant remember if it was a 38 or a 9mm :confused: i'm pretty sure it was 1 of those tho). anyhoo ~ this gun is $30 cheaper than the keltec. what are your opinions?? the keltec was a .32.

    also, i'm going to pick up a 22 semi auto ( :rolleyes: or maybe a revolver, it's been a LONG night & i cant make up my mind & all these #s right now are just messing me up) anyhoo i'm gonna get 1 of these to keep on hand around the house bc i know the kids can handle a 22 & their rossi jr rifles are only single shots. we have a semi auto 22 rifle loaded at all times, but i just think a pistol would be another good option for them. (i had my taurus 38, but they cannot handle that) ugh. HELP! :D

    give my some insight into firestorm products please! :D & while you're at it, give me some ideas for a 22. thanks! :)
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    :) thanks marlin!
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    I'm sure Marlin has given you some great advice. Let me add my two cents. The Firestorm is made by Bersa. I bought one of them recently and love it. My wife has to be in Kansas City alot right now and it's the gun I will trust for her protection. Ours is a .380, by the way.
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    :) thanks lead!! :eek: okay, i got itchy fingers & a wallet was burning a hole in my pocket, so shortly after my last reply.... :eek: :eek: :eek: i went to the gun shop & bought the keltec. :D i am SOOOOO going to buy that firestorm tho, i'll have to ask about the 380 before i make my purchase. i also put a kahn limited edition over under 12 gauge on layaway for troy for father's day. :eek: (& he's ordering me a 32 revolver :eek: :eek: :eek: ) no wonder troy never lets me out of the house. :rolleyes: :D OH. MY. GOSH!! i just love that store. :D

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    I purchased a Glock 22 last month and absolutly love it. It's not all that comfterable to carry though, especially when not wearing a sweatshirt or jacket. I decided I needed a "warm weather" carry weapon :p (I think it was just an excuse to pick up another toy:D). I bought a Firestorm mini-9 earlier today. I decided against the .40 and .45 due to the fact I wanted a weapon my wife would be comfterable using and she's not too fond of my current .40 or .45. After the good ol' 10 day waiting period :rolleyes: I'll pick that thing up and post back with some results.

    I've read very mixed results on these weapons but a friend of mine that is an armor says they have a good track record with him so far. Only one was sent back under the LTW and it was replaced at no charge. Other than that one case, the few hundred he's sold have stayed in the hands of happy customers. We'll see...
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    :D please let me know what you think! :D

    i cant wait til lunchtime! my revolver should be in!! (finally!) the 1 the guy was originally going to order is no longer being made. :( it was hammerless..... i dont know the brand name. :rolleyes: anyhoo ~ he ordered me 1 the other day that has a hammer & it's lightweight. :D (yay me!) he said it was a 32 mag. :D
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    You've probably already picked out your next firearm by now, but I would like to give you my experience with my Firestorm FS22.

    The Firestorm FS22 is a PP/PPK sized 11 shot 22cal automatic. It is basically the same pistol as the "Bersa Thunder 380" in a smaller caliber. The FS22 has adjustable windage sights, extended tang (no jokes here please). So, no nasty "slide bite" so common with PPK's and it is extremely accurate. I have run approximately 800 rounds of 22 ammo in my pistol and it has been 100% reliable with modern ammo. While we all prefer a larger caliber for self defense I really think 11 stingers out of this fine little pistol would be a considerable defensive weapon.

    I think the whole Bersa/Firestorm line of firearms are a great value and for some reason seem to remain below the "radar" of most.

    Best Wishes. :D
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    :) thanks for the info laserlips! how much do these fs22's run?? & how much do they weigh?? :) thanks! :)
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    I'm taking it out sunday finally so I'll tell ya what I think :)
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    Here's a few shots of my new piece if anyone's interested in them and hasn't got to see them in person. It's next to my Glock 22 for comparison.

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    I'm 6'5" and have some pretty big hands but the grips on this thing are NICE! Wider than the glock and almost as long with the mag extension. Very easy for me to conceal even under a T-shirt w/ a IWB holster for those of you who pack. Still goin sunday morning so I'll let you know if it performs.
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    Have a .40 and a .380 for the wife in Firestorm. Both have been great. The .40 came with extractor made wrong. Wouldn't clost with round in chamber unless magazine fed. Sent it back and it was fixed, no problem. Anyone can make a mistake, but it was made ok! They are both accurate and very reliable!!!
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    I'm not sure how much the FS 22 weighs, but it's not heavy at all.

    I paid $229.00 for mine, (including tax).

    There's no doubt that very few people will suggest you use a 22cal firearm as your 1st choice for personal defense, but in a pinch I think 11rds of stingers in the FS 22 would serve you pretty well.

    What I particularly appreciate about the FS22 is that it is 100% reliable and more accurate than I can shoot it.

    Even if you have 15 other pistols/revolvers, you will still enjoy having the FS22.

    JMO. Best Wishes. :D
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