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  1. Accessorize your Bersa Thunder .380

    If you are an owner of a Bersa Thunder 380, you know that it is a well-made, compact, personal defense handgun that packs a lot of features in a relatively inexpensive semi-automatic. It is highly accurate, solidly built and has a very clean trigger pull in both Double and Single Action. As a Bersa owner, I have found two great accessories to make this solid performing handgun even better. They are the Bersa rubber wrap around grip and the Bersa 9 round DLX magazine. Both are available...
  2. Back when Bersa went Hi-cap: The Tale of the Model 85 and 86

    For well over a quarter-century, the Bersa SA of Argentina has been heavy into the market of small, compact, .380ACP caliber blowback-action pistols. The only thing about these Walther PPK-esque pistols, well made as they are, is that they only have a 6-7 shot magazine. Well, about that. Background Back in the mid-1980s, Bersa redesigned their Model 383 series pistol, which by and large was a clone of the Walther PP series. As an improvement, the company replaced the external slide catch,...
  3. Eagle Imports is offering a summer rebate program on their most popular Bersa and Metro Arms pistols

    Eagle Imports is offering a summer rebate program on their most popular Bersa and Metro Arms pistols Eagle Imports, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, Bersa and Comanche firearms products, is offering, for a limited time during the heat of this summer, cool rebates on their most popular Bersa and Metro Arms pistols. From June 1, 2014 through July 31, 2014, any Bersa BP9CC, Bersa Thunder (all models) and Metro Arms American Classic II and Commander pistols purchased new put cash...
  4. 3Speed Holster One Year Review from forum member.

    Here at Bersa Forums we like to hear from our members whenever they come across something that works for our lifestyle. Forum member Ken Edwards (aka Kennydale), new to CCW in the past few years, sent in this review of his personal experience with his 3Speed Holster system over the course of a year. While he uses it for his Ruger, 3 Speed also makes these for just about every type of Bersa we can think of. Without further ado, take it away, Ken: I am relatively new to Conceal Carry. I...
  5. Last Chance To Enter The Bersa Giveaway!

    The Bersa Thunder 380 Duo-Tone Giveaway will be coming to a close soon and I want to make sure everyone has entered. Eagle Imports has donated this sleek firearm to be given away to one lucky member here on Bersa Forum, and this is your final chance to be included. Follow this link for complete rules of entry: [URL]http://www.bersaforum.com/forum/f5/bersa-thunder-duotone-380-giveaway-1361/[/URL] From everyone at Eagle Imports and Bersa Forum, we wish you luck!
  6. Bersa .380 Combat

    Image from Bersa The Combat version of this classic .380 Thunder make look the same on the outside, but there are some minor differences, such as a refurbished slide and smaller beaver tail for easy withdraw. You\'ll also get a more rounded trigger guard, larger slide serrations, and combat sights for that rugged, combat look. Grip You\'ll also get that signature Bersa grip, only with rubber olive finger grooves, with an extended magazine for more extensive grappling. The grip is not as...
  7. Podcast crew talks with Eagle Arms Bersa at SHOT 2014

    Our sistersite, Firearms Talk, sent a crew to the 36th Annual NSSF SHOT Trade show in Las Vegas this month. While moving around the floor, the Firearms Talk podcast crew got some time to sit and chat at length with Rafael Del Valle, Eagle Imports National Sales Director about thier line of products. As you may know, Eagle, located in New Jersey, is the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, Comanche firearms and of course, the Argentine-made Bersa product lines. So of course, we almost...
  8. Bersa Thunder Giveaway!

    I'm happy to announce that the folks over at Bersa sent us one of their Bersa Thunder Dutone .380s to give away here on BersaForum.com! This is a great opportunity to win a brand new Bersa Thunder. For complete rules of entry and to get entered please follow this link. [URL]http://www.bersaforum.com/forum/f5/bersa-thunder-duotone-380-giveaway-1361/[/URL] Thanks for entering, and good luck!
  9. A Bersa for your Purse-a

    When it comes to so called off-body carry with your firearm, one of the hands-down best choices is a compact Bersa handgun. Long seen as the 'budget 380' these durable and well-made little guns are great for going along on your daily missions to work and back, tucked quietly away inside your pocketbook until needed. Off body carry Carrying your personal defensive handgun in a purse or bag is referred to as 'off body carry' as it is directly different from carrying it concealed on your...
  10. Concealed Shooting Drills for your Bersa

    You own a Bersa handgun, one of the best deals on the gun market today in terms of quality meeting affordability. Good for you. More than likely you bought the gun for home/personal/car defense. In that case, do you practice regularly for this? Well you should. Why practice? If you carry or keep a gun for protection, you absolutely must practice with it regularly. Should you need it, do you have enough muscle memory built up in aiming, loading, reloading, and firing that Bersa to be able...
  11. Has Bersa Gone Out Of Business

    Bersa firearms, which over the span of the past several decades, have in the past few years become rather scarce on the marketplace. In recent months, it has gotten so bad that some even speculate that the company has quietly started to fade away. Here at Bersa Forum, we went looking for, as Paul Harvey used to say, "The rest of the story" and here's what we found. The Problem Once an unknown pistol maker on the US market, the Argentine firm of Bersa has been a solid international...
  12. Keeping safe with Your Bersa

    While you may have been shooting for decades and are no doubt a totally squared away individual, every time you go to the range or even think about handling a gun you need to keep the four basic safety rules well in mind. Bersa's are safe guns, with almost every model having multiple active and passive safety devices as well as (on newer guns) the Bersa Integral Locking System that secures the gun with a safety key when not in use. However, your number one safety is your own adherence to...
  13. Bersa Mini 9 Fire Storm

    A forgotten classic that deserves a good home if you find one, the Bersa Mini Fire Storm is better known today by its son, the Bersa Thunder Ultra Compact. However, there are a few slight differences in this pistol and those who do not know about the gun often turn their nose up at it. Those who do know, love them. Walther Legacy (Walther P88 Compact) In 1988, Carl Walther GmbH of West Germany introduced their P88 series of short recoil operated, locked breech semi-automatic pistols....
  14. Is a Bersa the Ideal Car Gun

    Odds are if you travel somewhere in this country, it's more than likely in your car. While you may not always have a gun on your person for self-defense, having one in your car gives you some flexibility. And the Bersa is very flexible in this regard. Why a Car Gun While CCW or Open Carry many not be legal or advisable in all areas, in most states it's legal to have a firearm in your car* as long as there are no prohibitions from you personally having it. Many states consider your car to...
  15. Battle of the 380s Bersa vs Walther

    If you have a Bersa 380 of any type and you go after articles about it, the one word that pops up repeatedly is "Walther." The Walther PP/PPK predated the Bersa Thunder by several decades, but how do the guns actually compare. Let's take a look. Both guns are .380ACP caliber although the Walther was originally designed as a .32ACP). Both have a similarly-sized 22LR little brother. Both are all metal frames with steel slides, no polymer here except in the grips. Both have an exposed hammer,...
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