Did i make a mistake??????
:smt102I purchased a THUNDER .380; Went to fire it and it jammed just about every 2 to 4 rounds. With the mag. full it jammed every time. After clearing it 1 or 2 times it fired 3 to 4 rounds ok. Reload and here we go again. When it jammed, you could look in the almost closed chamber and see the round in there crooked. You really had to pull pretty hard to get the slide to go back to get the round out. It also left a mark on the side of the unfired round about 1/8 inch back on the jacket. I tried to get a box through it and after about 40 rounds I got frustrated and nervous. I also tried it with another mag. and nothing changed. It also fail to fire. (firing pin mark on unfired cartridge) Was not real sure at this point it would not blow up in my face. Dealer says this happens to all brands from time to time. He is going to send it back to the factory. Is this normal or a isolated problem? I thought they fired these guns enough to not let them out of the factory with this kind of problems. Is BERSA capable of fixing this gun correctly? ANY HELP WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED. THANKS:smt102
Update on mistake????????
:watching:My dealer called Monday morning and said the gun was ok. He said he cleaned it and fired 3 mags through it and it was ok. I picked it up and took it to the range and shot 150 rounds and it jammed about every 12 to 15 rounds. It also didnt fire 3 times. (marks were on primer) When it jamms you can look where the fired round comes out and see the new round stuck in there crooked and the slide is not closed all the way. I took it back to the dealer and it jammed on him after 1 mag full and the 2nd round in the other mag. It also didnt fire once. End of story: I told him to send it to the factory. Im a little afraid of it now. I am just glad I have a good dealer. It comes with a Limited lifetime warranty. The ammo I used that was in every other mag full was; Speer Lawman, Remmington, Magtech, And Ultramax remanufactured. I just bought the latter to try to get some rounds through it. It done as well as the other. A friend shot 300 rounds of the Ultramx through his Bersa with out a glitch. I guess I will wait. He said it would be about 6 weeks.I hope the factory can do something. Thanks to all. :watching:
Update on big,big,big mistake
:smt076:smt076:smt076I got the 380 thunder back from the dealer Friday (2-20-09) The gun was repaired by Reynersons Gunsmith Service in Baton Rouge,La. He deburred the slide, Adjust safety, Installed new firing pin, Swage barrel throat to seat on ramp, test fired 14 rounds I dont know if this company is a certified Bersa repair shop or not. I hope not. The gun is worse now than before it was sent off. It is still jamming. It will only fire about every other round. Well guess what. My dealer gave me $250.00 credit on the piece of $--t and I got a Beretta 380 auto. Would any one reading this depend on this gun if the chips were down? It is what I should have done is the beginning. I will never give Bersa a good word as long as I live and will do all I can to stop anyone from buying one. This is what happens when you try to save money and settle for less you get LESS. Thanks to all of you who answered this thread. :smt076:smt076:smt076