The Thunder .380, Bersa’s best selling model, offers numerous valued features accuracy, reliability and versatility in a lightweight, compact design. The Thunder 380 features dovetailed sights with a notched bar rear, combat-style trigger guard, extended slide release, extended finger rest magazine bottom. Its lightweight, small-frame and ideal capacity combine with Bersa’s time-tested reliability and accuracy to make the Thunder.380 an excellent choice for personal protection.
First off let me say this.... from SOSs door to my FFL Dealers door.....3 Days ! 4 if you count my Order day.... Thats amazing...! And as for the Bersa....so far, so great ! Out of the box....Manual, Breakdown-Clean-Reassemble...no probs, textbook Strip. And regarding Range Day....had a great day ! Fired off 50 Rds with only 1 Miss. First Time Break In....Ill take it. Im pretty sure after a couple hundred rounds Ill feel comfortable enough to Carry. Need a little more time with it. But In A Nutshell...Im happy so far with my purchase. But In a couple weeks Ill know for sure. Ill stop back in a month or two and Ill give my verdict.
I bought my Bersa Thunder DuoTone about 5 years ago and it has performed flawlessly with over 500 rounds through it. It is designed like the Walther PPK/S and is less than half the price. The frame is alloy and the rest is steel. It isn't as small as the pocket pistols but that isn't why I bought it. It is comfortable, perfectly balanced and is extremely accurate. Breaking it down for cleaning is extremely easy. Two recommendations when buying a new one: It is coated with cosmoline to protect it from the salt air in container ships. Clean it, inside and out, being sure to clean and lube around the decocker/safety lever. Shoot at least 100 rounds of FMJ to break it in before shooting any JHP this removes any burrs- this should be done to all guns.