380cc opinions

Discussion in 'General Bersa Discussion' started by pjm, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. pjm

    pjm New Member

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    I recently purchased s 380cc for my personal protection as it's a perfect pocket gun, i havent had yet to fire it!! I would like to here any pros or cons about this firearm thanx..
     
  2. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum. Can't tell ya much about the cc model. But I have had 5 or 6 different regular size Bersa .380s. They were all used and I never had a problem with them. I would have a cc model if I could find one used at a decent price.
     

  3. levelcross

    levelcross Well-Known Member

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    I snagged one a few years ago for the wife, I love this little gun. Good choice for a pocket carry, slick and smooth for snag free draw, goes bang every time. We had two FTE in the first 20 rounds(limp wrist), none in over 1K rounds since.
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the Bersa Forum pjm !!
     
  5. lemover

    lemover New Member

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    New Purchase

    When I picked up my BT9UC, I went straight to the range. Didn't pass go or get the $200 (I think I shoulda though).

    :D
     
  6. oldRanger

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    Does anyone have a Thunder plus in .380? I want one but haven't spoke to anyone who has.
     
  7. David

    David Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I do. Make another thread about it and I'll be happy to help.
     
  8. oldRanger

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    I've seen many videos about this weapon, can't decide between the .380 plus and B
     
  9. David

    David Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Between the Plus and what?
     
  10. oldRanger

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    Trying to decide between the .380 plus and the BT9UP, any suggestions would be appreciated!
     
  11. David

    David Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    All I can tell you is about the advantages of the Plus. I don't have any disadvantages or anything I don't like about it. I like the fact that it carries 15 rounds, rather than 7 or 8. The wider grip feels much more comfortable in my hand.

    Unfortunately, I haven't shot the UC9 yet. I'm anxious to get one and break it in. Anxious to see how it compares.
     
  12. oldRanger

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    any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.[/Quote]
     
  13. oldRanger

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    Thanks David Im going to the range this weekend I might have to try both out to be able to pick I hadn't thought about renting both to see their hand fit, Ill let you know...
     
  14. oldRanger

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    But you do like everything about the .380 plus right, my main concern is its stopping power, a detective friend told me to stay at or above 9mm what do you think?
     
  15. David

    David Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yes, 9mm is indeed more effective than .380. However, that doesn't mean to diminish the stopping power of the .380. Some believe the .380 isn't quite enough for stopping power, and others, such as myself, believe that a .380 is capable of stopping an attack with multiple shots.

    I can honestly say that I do like everything about the Plus. It is more accurate than I am, its very reliable and dependable. It isn't very difficult to field-strip, either. The only bad thing is finding custom grips, or finding Crimson Tracer grips.
     
  16. hilandr

    hilandr thunder 380 CC owner

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    I carry the BT380 CC every day. I take it to the range every Friday. I clean it every Saturday. It performs really well. It is nearly undetectable even in dress slacks. I use a DeSantis Nemesis in the pocket.
     
  17. DEFCON3

    DEFCON3 Veteran - Former USAF

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    I have the 380cc model and it is a keeper! Minimum felt recoil, reasonably accurate, execellent carry pistol, and very easy to clean.

    In MY opinion, no cons......:cool:

    Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine....
     
  18. hotshott

    hotshott The "Bass-Tard" Son

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    Welcome to the Bersa Forum. I own a new Bersa Thunder 380. (NOV. 2012). Mine does not like Winchester white box ammo. Winchester law enforcement is the brand of choice for the 380. I performed a complete disassemble / cleaning / and reassemble prior to firing. The gun works beautifully and the couple of FTE in the beginning were corrected by proper holding of the hand gun. Have fun and be safe.
     
  19. Bear

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    Get both.....never enough Bersa's
     
  20. Valent

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    I see you wrote down BT9UP; I guess you meant BT9UC.
    When I faced that same dillema, I looked into specs. and found out that UC9 is ever so slightly heavier (1.5 oz.) and wider (0.15") than 380 plus, which was negligable with respect to concealed carrying. Handle circumference is very close. Two round lesser capacity in UC9 is greatly offset by bigger caliber. The big advantige UC9 has is reliability, and I mean big. Reports on 380 plus do not compare to the ones on UC9, there is much more mulfunctions being reported. UC9 controls are ambidextrious, has a good trigger and manegable recoil.
    Now, weather all this will "fit your bill" is different question. :) There is also that element of ergonomics that has to be taken into account.

    I bought UC9 and .380CC at the same time, covered home defense and carrying during offsummer months with UC9 and deeper concealment and carrying during hot weather with CC380. Buying two guns at the same time from out of house FFL dealer, I was able to negotiate price and save $50.
    Both weapons performed very good so far. The objections I had were that CC380 is being sold with only one magazine and UC9 rear sights are somewhat substandard, dull in this case. Some do not share that opinion though. Here is a photo I took to substantiate my claim.
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