I must say that you are correct, Bersa guns are underrated. However, I can comment on this as the Bersa 380 Thunder was my second gun purchase. (first one was an AMT BackUp which i took back to the gun shop with in 3 days of buying it due to a warn firing pin, failure to fire) they swapped me out with a brand new Bersa 380 thunder. (which had a 50 dollar more price tag than the AMT i originally bought). I put over 3000 rounds through that Gun and never really had any issues, with that gun i remember 4 FTF issues out of all those rounds and was due to excessive shooting and a dirty fire arm, cleaned it up and never had an issue, carried it for about 2 yrs. Should have never sold it. Now, a few years later, another friend had a 380 thunder for sale.. I bought it, because they told me some sob story about how they needed some cash. And every mag i had at least 1 ftf, bought a new mag same issue, Purchased a new slide spring same issue. I even polished the load ramp Same issue.. Needless to say I flipped that gun. Sold it to a friend of a friend of a friend, and told them what issues i had with it FTF and sold it to him for 40 bucks as-is parts gun that fired but completely unreliable. Have yet to buy another Bersa. If i was to buy another Bersa, I would Never buy it used.. Which Ironically I might just do for nestalgia purposes.. as well as that fishing anchor experience i had with an AMT backup..