Gear: Bersa Thunder 380

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Bersa Thunder 380

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $200.00 to $300.00
Average Rating:
(21 Votes)

Review off of wrote by Jeff Quinn

Member Reviews

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    dispatchgoddess2336, Sat, 01 Mar 2008 10:12:03 UTC.
    1st review

    The Thunder .380 is relatively easy to conceal, and has great handling qualities. The gun feels right at home in my hand, and points very naturally. The Bersa handles recoil well, due to the shape and texture of the grip panels and grooved front and rear surfaces of the frame. The pistol also has a hooked and grooved trigger guard, for those who prefer to place a finger in that position.

    Overall, I am very impressed with the Thunder .380. It is a better gun than some costing three times its price. I have seen these for sale in gun shops for around two hundred bucks. That is a great price for a gun of this quality. The Thunder .380 is a reliable auto pistol with great ergonomics, controllable power, a perfect trigger pull, and an exceptional price.

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    dochudon, Wed, 12 Mar 2008 22:58:48 UTC.

    My mother owns one, my wife tried it and loved it so I bought her one and I have occassionally packed it myself in dressier situations. Great pistol.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 18 Apr 2008 03:28:15 UTC.

    Its not bad at all, my mom uses this at the shooting range. My only complaint isn't really the gun but the round, not a fan of the .380 but i like this more than the ppk/s.

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    vtrombley, Thu, 24 Jul 2008 23:02:09 UTC.

    When looking for quality, reliability, size and handling I went for the thunder 380. I am satisfied. It is easy to conceal and the holster is comfortable when dressed in casual clothing.

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    squidley, Fri, 25 Jul 2008 04:47:10 UTC.

    got the dual great for running around town. lightweight and easy to shoot.

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    VADERRESERVES, Thu, 31 Jul 2008 19:59:54 UTC.

    I recently purchased this weapon and I am in love with it. I would carry as an on duty weapon if it packed a bigger capacity and round. I love the way it shoots and feels. My wife also loved it and was very accurate at the range. Would recommend to anyone man or woman.

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    mishkajb, Sun, 10 Aug 2008 13:15:23 UTC.

    I have the Bersa 380 Plus, it's the same frame as the Thunder, but has a wider grip for a stacked magazine. It fits large hands better than the Thunder, with the added capacity. I used to carry a Glock 23, and will carry this now. I don't like the smaller round of the .380, but for concealed use it's perfect, a lot lighter and not as bulky as the Glock 23. The 23 is my home defense weapon now unless I think I need something larger to carry and concealment isn't an issue.

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    wuxxler, Mon, 08 Sep 2008 14:50:44 UTC.

    I just purchased the Bersa 380 CC. Same frame as the the 380 Thunder, but a better design for concealed carry. It's a great weapon - lightweight, accurate, concealable, and it has many of the features of the much more expensive PPK. The only drawback is that it is a .380.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 28 Oct 2008 06:11:35 UTC.

    This is a great little gun for off duty and home defense. I have 2 of them, 1 for me and 1 for my wife. Great price and performance. A bunch of other cops at my PD gave me a lot of crap when i first bought it because it wasn't a Walther. Thank god its not, i have never ripped the webbing on my hand like the guys do occasionally with the Walther, they didn't give me any more crap after that! It is just as reliable and half the price.

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    Polk76, Sat, 01 Nov 2008 07:27:39 UTC.

    Easy to conceal. I love mine and love shooting it.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 05 Nov 2008 03:21:32 UTC.

    Great firearm, great price!!! I have owned one of these for about a year now and I love it. It is very easy to conceal and it is very well built! Bought one for my wife and one for my mother in law and they love them too.

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    human_tazer1911, Wed, 19 Nov 2008 03:03:39 UTC.

    my father and i are considering buying one of these. he has his cwp and this is a great concealed carry handgun!

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    Bossfour, Thu, 18 Dec 2008 05:36:29 UTC.

    Have owned one for seven years and never had a problem both my father and me used it to qualify at a concealed handgun class. Other guy's brought Kimber's, Glocks, and high priced guns and my bersa did as well as the guns they owned and better than some of theirs.

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    jb2428, Tue, 13 Jan 2009 22:56:31 UTC.

    Real nice compact firearm....I use it as my off duty weapon. I've put hundreds of rounds through it and it has never failed.

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    servingproud, Sat, 17 Jan 2009 00:53:46 UTC.

    Just picked one up today. Went stright down stairs to the range.Fits my hand real well, was not that crazy about the .380 but was i wrong. Shoots great, recoil is very tame for its size. Great compact carry weapon and for the home. also something my wife can handle.

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    bradypassant, Tue, 05 May 2009 04:13:19 UTC.

    If you're in the market for a .380, buy this one rather than a Walther or Kahr and save yourself a few hundred bucks.

    Excellent pistol for what it's designed to be--a BUG

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    nygeng, Thu, 11 Jun 2009 15:39:03 UTC.

    good grouping at 25' very good for concealment.

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    Pico, Mon, 29 Jun 2009 22:58:21 UTC.

    I love it!! Its just right for me .. Its fits comfortably in my hands....

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    PistolSlinger, Tue, 01 Sep 2009 20:54:08 UTC.

    Can a more simplistic semi auto hand gun be made? I can't imagine how and it still shoot. So easy to strip this gun down and clean all of the inner parts. Small, lightweight easy to conceal, and NEVER jams. This was the first handgun I bought (on my 21st birthday) 9 years later it is still one of the best guns I have ever had. Accuracy 10, Dependability 10, Ease of care 10, Price- ha just price one you'll be shocked how affordable such a great gun is. (sadly though it is usually cased next to the Jimenez (shudder).

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    OgreCSO, Wed, 27 Oct 2010 01:03:39 UTC.

    The BT380 is an awesome little gun. If you're a CSO and your department lets you carry, you might want to consider this gem. It's inexpensive, it's well built and easy to maintain, and it's dead-on accurate out to 25 yards. Most CSO's don't really have a need for a weapon with which to storm crack houses - just a weapon that's gonna pack enough punch to enable them to cut their way out of a home visit gone south so that they can get somewhere safe to call for help. The BT380 excels at this, and it's priced so that any CSO can afford one. And even if you can't carry on the job, it's still an awesome weapon if you're licensed to conceal carry.

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    king_arthur1953, Sun, 28 Nov 2010 02:39:04 UTC.

    My Conceal Carry is a Beretta PX4 9mm. My wife carries a Bersa Thunder 380. Her Bersa is more accurate than my Beretta. I have asked Santa for a Bersa 380 plus for Christmas since I've been such a good boy.

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