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      Another Bersa, and maybe a waste of $10

      I bought a new Bersa Combat awhile back and, as expected, it worked great right out of the box. I was at another gun shop last week and found a nice used Thunder 380 DLX. It has the extended base on the mag, which really fits my hand. I haven't had a chance to take it out yet, but I really like the polished blue finish on them.
      It only came with one mag though. I was at a shop today that was having a sale on mags and holsters. Most were in large boxes with no prices on them. I spotted what looked like a Bersa mag and asked about it and it turned out to be a ProMag made magazine. They asked me to make an offer and I said $10, thinking they'd want more. They said okay, so now I have a new ProMag magazine that I'm afraid will be unreliable. I should have kept my mouth shut. Anyone have a ProMag that worked okay, or should I put it out for sale in our next yard sale?

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      How to find out whether an aftermarket magazine is reliable or not: Use it!

      An unreliable magazine will show its true colors almost immediately.
      Shoot with that suspect magazine, again and again, until it self-destructs, misfeeds, or jams.
      If, after maybe five magazine-loads, it's still working properly and reliably, you'll know that you probably can trust it.
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      Good, common sense advice. No wonder I didn't think of it!
      Thanks.

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      I wouldn't trust a ProMag for serious use.

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      I usually see Bersa Thunder .380 magazines often, at least around where I live. I would stick to the Bersa factory magazines, and pass on ProMag brand magazines. I have never had any good luck with ProMag.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lead View Post
      I bought a new Bersa Combat awhile back and, as expected, it worked great right out of the box. I was at another gun shop last week and found a nice used Thunder 380 DLX. It has the extended base on the mag, which really fits my hand. I haven't had a chance to take it out yet, but I really like the polished blue finish on them.
      It only came with one mag though. I was at a shop today that was having a sale on mags and holsters. Most were in large boxes with no prices on them. I spotted what looked like a Bersa mag and asked about it and it turned out to be a ProMag made magazine. They asked me to make an offer and I said $10, thinking they'd want more. They said okay, so now I have a new ProMag magazine that I'm afraid will be unreliable. I should have kept my mouth shut. Anyone have a ProMag that worked okay, or should I put it out for sale in our next yard sale?
      I've used ProMag magazines with a couple of Sigs without difficultly. Also with my Mini-14. I suspect you'll be happy with your $10 purchase.

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      Might as well give it a try, ya' bought it might as well try it!

      Like Steve said: Time will tell!

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      So, did your ProMag purchase work for you? Just curious.

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