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Bersa Thunder 22 first time to the range

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Today's range report:
I shot the little Bersa at ranges of 7 and 10 yards. At the recommendations of some Bersa 22 owners, I only shot CCI Mini Mag. I'm told that the slower speed bulk ammo is not a good choice for this weapon. I shot a total of 100 rounds. A lot of which was rapid fire. I had one FTF on the 92nd round. I ejected and reloaded it, and finished off the final 100. I'm guessing the feed ramp was starting to get dirty at that point. Accuracy was very good. I actually got 3 shots at 10 yards in a 1" bull, and 2 of the 3 appeared to be in the same hole. This proves a blind squirrel will find a nut eventually. The majority of the other shots landed in the upper right quarter of the six inch target. I seemed to pull most of the shots at both 7 and 10 yards. The gun was a pleasure to shoot and has almost no recoil. I think a little more practice, and adjusting my grip would have made my groups a lot tighter. The sights are small but very usable. The rear is adjustable for windage via a set screw on the right side. Trigger pull in double action was long and smooth. I didn't notice a lot of creep as others have reported. In single action the pull was short and crisp. Fit and finish were decent for an inexpensive gun. The only things I didn't care for were the safety/decocker lever and the plastic grips. The safety/decocker was kinda stiff and required a little extra force to engage. I'm hoping this gets better as the gun breaks in. The plastic grips were comfortable, but kinda flimsy. The frame is made of a solid alloy. It appears to be very durable and well designed. The mag release was 1911 style. The mag was easily fully dis-assembled and easy to clean. The gun field strips easily with no separate assembly pin. It breaks down into 4 basic parts. Slide assy, recoil spring (fits over the fixed barrel), grip assy and the magazine. All in all the Bersa Thunder .22 worked as advertised.
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Muy bueno. Sounds like ya got a good pistola.
Good report. Plan on having more fun with your BT22. You will also find that Remington Golden Bullets and Federal AutoMatch will work as well if you have trouble finding any CCI ammo.
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