Bought First Bersa 380
Went out today and finally bought a new Bersa Thunder 380 Duo Tone. Have a keltec now but have always wanted a larger size in 380 caliper. Got a great price on the gun and when I asked about an extra magazine - cost was $35.00. Said thanks but will wait until a later time.
Any words of advice anybody can give me to help me enjoy this gun more? I hope to get out to the range in the next day or so and give it a work out. Once I am comfortable with it I probally will start to carry in occasionally.
Well if it was me Mr.9mmFan I would take it home and field strip and clean it. Lube it up and go and have some fun with it. Good luck.
Baldy - just field stripped it and made it feel at home. Now just have to make it to the range to break it in.
I have Magtech Guardian Gold, 380 auto +P, 85 gr JHP as personal defense ammo. Could not find any info with the booklets to state if the +P ammo is okay to use.
Everyday fun usually use the WWB target ammo.
You might want to stay away from the +P stuff for about a hundred rounds. Shoot some Winchester White Box through it. Clean and lube it good and then try some +P rds. These automatics are like your car you got to break them in before you take them to the drag strip. Good shooting.
It is a nice gun. I got one, and after my mother liked it a lot, I sold it to her.
maverick7340 - thanks for the web sites. Will spend some running through each of them.
Still have to get the time to head to the range.
I'm new to this semi-auto world. Please explain to me why anyone would scrimp on extra magazines for a life-saving tool like a handgun. It seems, from what I've read, that the weakest link in a pistols' link is the magazine. Wouldn't it be judicious to buy the best for your gun? Your life may depend on it.
congrats be safe and have fun
I for one just use the magazines that come with the gun for carry.
I use the mags that I buy extra for range use. That is why I questioned the cost for the additional mag's.
Great Gun!! Got some new Grips
Last edited by Lawnman380; 08-23-2007 at 06:38 PM.
Nice looking grips Lawman, are the handmade by you?
It does dress the BT up quite a bit. I might have to look into new grips after I finally find a holster I really like for it.
Your guess is as good as mine, Drummin Man. "Bargains" in gun parts usually aren't. When I carried a 1911, I used only factory Colt or Wilson mags. With my current Glocks, I use only OEM magazines. One of the small advantages of Glocks is the low price of OEM mags, by the way.
Originally Posted by drummin man 627
The Bersa is a good little pistol, but I like to have at least six mags for any gun I am likely to carry. For the price of the gun (let's say $275, based on prices at gunsamerica.com) plus five spare mags at $35 ($175), I'm at $450. No longer quite the bargain it seems at first, eh?
It runs the same with higher-end guns, too. I had long considered buying a P7 for carry, but the insane price of spare mags (around $50 each) keeps me from seriously entertaining the idea.
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These are made by a man named Dennis here is his site,http://www.marschalgrips.com/, his work is excellent, fast order time. The wood on this Bersa
Originally Posted by 9mmFan
is Bubinga (african rosewood). I also have some for my Browning, his pricies are good ,$47 plus $6 shipping. Thanks Frank
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