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  1. Looking for a new .380 ...

    I've just traded off a KT P3AT, still have one and and want to upgrade. I have a ton of .380 ammo on hand and want to stay in caliber at a good price.

    Not cash rich.

    I'm looking at a Bersa Thunder and all the reviews look pretty good.

    Is this a good purchase?

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    Definatly good choice on the Bursa, a little big for a 380, but you can blast away all day at the range, and not have a hurting hand when your done

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    I have had a Bersa for 5 years with no problems. One of the most, if not the most accurate pistols i have. I'm very happy with this gun especially for the price. I have been considering a new one, possibly .45 acp. I'm considering looking at this brand.

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    It's not the smallest 380 on the market, but a bersa 380cc for me is a nice shoot. It's a little heavier due to the aluminum frame, which gives it significantly less recoil that the p3at. I think it's rated for more rounds over the long term than the p3at as well.

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    why does no one ever mention the glock 28 .380 on this forum.

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    Glock 28 'eh? Thanks to that nasty 1968 law and the BATF, they do not meet US import requirements. If they were smaller than the 26, 27, or 33, I could see how they might be more coveted, short of having one just for the sake of having one.

    I found this rather interesting information another site:

    To qualify for import a pistol must score 75 points based on the following system:

    Characteristic Points
    Length: for each 1/4" over 6" 1
    Forged steel frame 15
    Forged HTS alloy frame 20
    Unloaded weight w/mag (per oz.) 1
    .22 short and .25 auto 0
    .22 LR and 7.65mm to .380 auto 3
    9mm parabellum and over 10
    Locked breech mechanism 5
    Loaded chamber indicator 5
    Grip safety 3
    Magazine safety 5
    Firing pin block or lock 10
    External hammer 2
    Double action 10
    Drift adjustable target sight 5
    Click adjustable target sight 10
    Target grips 5
    Target trigger 2


    For example, here is how the G17 scores: Length (7.28") 5
    Weight (24.79oz) 25
    Caliber (9mm) 10
    Locked breech 5
    Firing pin block 10
    Double action 10
    Target sight 10
    Target grips 5
    Total 80

    Here is how the Glock 26 scores: Length (6.29") 1
    Weight (21.87oz) 22
    Caliber (9mm) 10
    Locked breech 5
    Firing pin block 10
    Double action 10
    Target sight 10
    Target grips 5
    Target trigger 2
    Total 75 - just enough to get in.


    Changes and features made to Glocks to comply with the BATF rules:
    - all models are imported with a cheap click-adjustable rear sight that is replaced at the factory with the stock sight
    - target (grooved) trigger added to compacts & subcompacts
    - target grips added to all models (required for the subcompacts)
    - due to their caliber, .380 autos (G25 & G28) do not score enough points to be imported.

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    I have one of the CC models, they are not as common as the thunder..... It is very reliable and accurate. I would not hesitate to buy any of their pistols.

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    Bersa 380 is a outstanding gun. Depending on what shop you pick it up at it can be found for around 200.

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

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    handgonnetoter Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by MissouriShooter View Post
    I've just traded off a KT P3AT, still have one and and want to upgrade. I have a ton of .380 ammo on hand and want to stay in caliber at a good price.

    Not cash rich.

    I'm looking at a Bersa Thunder and all the reviews look pretty good.

    Is this a good purchase?
    I have, and carry on a daily basis, an older Thunder .380 (the one before they put the lock on the side of the grip frame), and it works great for me. I also ankle carry this piece where I need deep concealment. Mine has shot great for years and is very accurate. It does not like Federal 95 grain FMJ though. Other than the Federal ammo, it runs like a top.

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    handgonnetoter Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by liquidr1 View Post
    why does no one ever mention the glock 28 .380 on this forum.
    Probably because I have never seen one in all my years of roaming gun shows and gun stores. Are you sure that Glock even sells that pistol in the United States?

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