I was looking at the Bersa Thunder .380 again today at the range. Did you say the automatic slide release started after the gun was broken in? The one I played with today did not automatically release when I inserted the empty mag. I didn't test fire it today, so I don't know if it would have handled differently if the mag had been loaded.
Are you still unsure of the gun, or do you trust it now?
They also brought out the Firestorm and told me it was the same gun, different grip. Anyone know if this is true?
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