Bersa vs Walther

Discussion in 'General Bersa Discussion' started by rnickelson, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. rnickelson

    rnickelson Junior Member

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    I've read that the Bersa is a similar design to the Walther PPK, side by side is the Bersa Thunder Plus similar in frame size to the Walther, what are the main differences.
     
  2. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My buddy and I fired my Bersa and his Walther PPKs side by side. The Bersa is just a little thicker. Bothe are DA/SA, but the trigger system is different. We both decided the Bersa had a lighter DA pull than the Walther. couldn't tell much difference in the SA. Bersa was considerably more accurate at any range we tried. Recoil was more with the Walther than the Bersa for both of us. he liked the Bersa so much, he went and got one.
     

  3. anton888

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    My friend got a rare Walther PPK in 22LR. Shot it last year side by side with my bersa. I dont know if its "rare" coz he told me it was. Most walther PPKs i've seen are chambered in 380. It has this "SS" markings engraved on it.

    Its kinda light and thinner compared to the Bersa. The recoil, tho its in 22LR, is more on the PPK. He was amazed how very light the recoil was with the Bersa. :) He considered my Model 223 as a baby 1911 coz its a bit heavy and felt more comfortable than his PPK.
     
  4. rnickelson

    rnickelson Junior Member

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    My Uncle served in Europe in WWII in artiliary, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where he took a Walther PPK off a dead German Officer and brought it home. I got to hold it once many years ago, don't remember much about it, my Cousin still has the gun.
     
  5. jmace57

    jmace57 New Member

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    I couldn't resist. I just received my first Bersa today - a Thunder .380 DT. My dad had a bringback Walther PP from WWII as well. It was made in 1944 and has never been fired. Here they are side by side. You can see the Bersa looks a little beefier. [​IMG]
     
  6. rnickelson

    rnickelson Junior Member

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    Thanks for sharing jmace
     
  7. anton888

    anton888 Active Member

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    Nice nice.. Both guns look great side by side..

    Most PPK owners i've known complain bout the slide bites thhey get.
     
  8. bmarg711

    bmarg711 Gold Member

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    Classic story of "Never fired and only dropped once" :D
     
  9. jmace57

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    True. My Dad was a combat infantryman (76th Division) and "captured" this in a mass-surrender the last day or two of the war when hundreds surrendered to their group. It was still packed in cosmoline.
     
  10. Goatboy

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    That Walther looks very similar to my Bersa .22. A little bit of difference in the grip.
     
  11. bersastud

    bersastud Active Member

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    The Bersa is thicker in Backstrap . I can shoot my old PPK/S about 35 rounds then hand hurts. Bersa DA trigger way better than a PPK/S Bersa has a Take down lever PPK/S required you pull trigger guard down and push to side. . Bersa is easy to rack slide PPK/S harder stronger spring. Weight pretty close. Accuracy about same Bersa has better sights. . Bersa cost approx 1/2 as much So this allows you extra money for ammo and a holster. Bersa has never recalled all the Thunders like S&W had to do wth their PPK/S couple years back. Note this was only the S&W PPK/S and PPK that were recalled . Not the Inter Arms. or the German/French guns.
     
  12. anton888

    anton888 Active Member

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    Bersa is more practical, the quality is robust and it costs less. Its reliable also. You can save $300 more or less from Bersa and you can use it to buy ammos, holsters, accessories, etc.
     
  13. shovel75

    shovel75 New Member

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    I had a PPK/S made by S&W.
    Constantly jammed even after two trips back to Smith.
    I gave up on it and bought a Thunder 380. No problems and I like the quality of the Bersa too.
     
  14. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc Active Member

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    Thanks to the PPK I discovered Bersa Thunder, I was looking for a BUG and while checking out the PPK in my LGS and freakin about the outrageous price when right below the glass counter top I spotted the BT
    at $235 it came with 1 magazine, I believe the PPK was $615 or something just over $600 I don't remember... but it was the last time I ever considered buying one, I have shot several of them through the years and don't regret not buying it then, the Bersa has always out shot them at 25ft know matter who was shooting the Bersa
     
  15. Ac_Man1962

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    I collect those "Cheap &$$ Walthers".... Mostly PreWar and war time...... Have a few postwar that I shoot...... Walther is a thinner pistol and sights are smaller.....Bersa design is a somewhat copy of the Walther....... Bersa has a lot better tigger....... Now when you guys get ready to get rid of those "Cheap" Walthers, just remember me...... Will pay top "Pennies" for them:D
     
  16. dalen

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    I have a ww2 walther p38. I was amazed how the bersa is set up so much like my p38. Friend brought over a p22 walther last night, it was a smooth shooter, but a bit picky on ammo. Alot of ftf problems till we found its favorite food.
     
  17. rnickelson

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    My wife just qualified for her CC with a borrowed Walther P22, great little guns. We were shooting Remington Yellowjackets, not a single problem. We're thinking about getting one just for target practice.
     
  18. bonefamily

    bonefamily Active Member

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    Nothing better than .22lr for target practice - shoot all day on the cheap :)
     
  19. SoldiernurseNoMo

    SoldiernurseNoMo Active Member

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    Both Bersa & Taurus are scoffed at d/t lower price. However, I pick & choose based on $$$, feel in hand, and trigger pull wt. AEB my forum sig I'm not a groupie of one particular brand.

    My apologies for a little off topic :eek:
     
  20. BersaMN45

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    Here is a review of the Bersa .380 CC model. I watch this guy a lot and I think that he is pretty much spot on with his reviews. In the video he does compare the Bersa to the Walther, check it out, it is a good video....[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_RWl6L0BnU[/ame] Let me know what you think of this guy.. :D