What are you going to use it for? Since you can't carry, I assume for home defense...get a shotgun. For range shooting, there are better 9's to spend your money on. I have a .380 Thunder and have no issues with it. Bersa's quality is a hit and miss thing. I've seen people that want to throw their Bersa's in a lake because of issues, and others that really like theirs because of no issues. I think the biggest problem is their CS. I haven't had the pleasure of using them, but, everything I have read on this and other forums is pretty derogatory. I know this doesn't answer your question, just offering opinion.