Pawnshop find - Bersa Thunder 380 - good deal?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by ml1209, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. ml1209

    ml1209 Active Member

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    Bersa Thunder 380 and three factory mags. $200 OTD. Good deal?

    Do you like these guns?

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  2. Austin

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    I think they are ok. I had one for a few years. I wouldn't carry it just because I don't trust it to feed every time no matter what. But It's tons of fun at the range. I paid $220 brand new in like 2006 and they have gone up since then Kinda wish I hadn't sold it. That one looks like it has Aftermarket grips. The only other thing I don't like about it is that it has like nine thousand safetys. Anyway to answer your question; Yes I do think it is a good deal.
     
  3. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    We recommende them for the CCL class.They are very accurate as the barrels are pinned to the frame.I have over 3000 rounds thru mine and only a few fte.
     
  4. pawncop

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    Have never owned nor shot one. I have heard positive comments on the different forums. Seems like a reasonalbe deal from all I have heard and read.
     
  5. tju1973

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    I have one and carry it daily-- Price is right on them and they seem reliable. I have fired probably about 1K in mine and have had no issues, even with the Pro Mag second mag I bought. I also bought a Fobus paddle holster for mine--

    I recommend them-- good luck!
     
  6. jimmy-buffett

    jimmy-buffett New Member

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    My dad's first handgun was a Bersa 8-shot .22 in what I think was the late 1980's. The gun would jam at least twice while firing a single magazine. That's all I remember about it: the gun was cheap and the quality was terrible.

    But granted that's over 20 years ago, I have no experience with the recent ones.
     
  7. 87'vette

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    Bersa .380

    My dad has one. It's ok if you like the .380
    My 11 year old loves it.

    :texas:
     
  8. txtrooper

    txtrooper New Member

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    I did not have good luck with mine. I purchased a new one in 2005 and it would not feed ball ammo reliably, so I traded it back to the gun shop. This does not mean that they are all bad, but the one I bought ruined my taste for Bersa. All you can do is buy it, shoot it and see if it works for you. After all, the price is cheap enough. As for me, I will stick with my Sigs.
     
  9. kville79

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    Checked online prices at GB and whatnot, seems like you got a fair deal on the price. Never shot one myself, but hear they're pretty decent firearms.
     
  10. Longtooths

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    that is a good deal on a Bersa, the one pictured also has the after market grips on it. I have three Bersa's, two .380 thunders and a CC version. All are reliable and work horses.
     

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