Bersa Thunders are good little guns at any price. They are inexpensive and reliable, after a short break in period. I used it to qualify for my Texas CHL. It is always loaded and in my desk drawer within easy reach (no kids at home). I'll allways keep my Bersa T 380 but don't enjoy shooting it all that much anymore. 380 ammo is expensive and I've gotten used to shooting the bigger calibers.
If I'm going to spend that much on ammo I might as well shoot my S & W, MP 40 caliber or one of my 9mm's. 9mm ammo has more power than the 380 and ammo costs a lot less.
Congrats. I just put another 100 rounds through mine and am very happy with my decision. It is a great gun for the money. After 200 rounds I have not had a problem other than the grip screws starting to back out. A little lock-tite on those and were good to go.
They are good little guns. I got one for my older sister for her last birthday. I don't recall what I paid. The gun is very comfortable with it's rubber grip. They also have sweet little triggers! Have fun with it and post pics!
I have two Bersa's. I have the Duotone 380 and also paid 199. for it. I have not had any issues with it. I believe it is the best little 380 on the market. I also have the Thunder 45ucss and not had any issues with that either. That is my main carry. I also think it is a great gun. I plan on adding a few more to my Bersa collection. They will be in Nickel or Stainless finishes. I want to get the 380CC in the nickel finish but I am having a hard time finding one at a good price.