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BP9CC-Loaded or not

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I could not post in "General/Concealed" for some reason. Plus, I am new....

I am about to get my concealed carry permit. I have the BP9CC and am wonder how you all carry; 1 in the chamber or not? I have read about some concern since there is no safety. Can anyone give their preference and advice?


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Don't have a Bersa 9mm but do have Glock 9mm and they don't have safeties, either. Internal safeties only.

But I DO carry with one in the chamber. IMO, anything else makes your gun more-or-less just a paperweight ...

Look for some YouTube videos of people getting assaulted (these are training and not real) with and without a loaded chamber. Big difference.
I have a uc9mm. One in the chamber and safe off. Mine is a da/sa though.
How light is the trigger on the BP9CC? One review I read said it pretty light.
It is a very light trigger. I carried one for a while before forced to sell it. Wish I still had one.
It is a very light trigger. I carried one for a while before forced to sell it. Wish I still had one.
I like DAO and about 8 or 10 pound pull if it does not have a safety. Guess I carried revolvers too long. I am liking the DA/SA on the Thunder though.
Have one.
Trigger pull is light. One in the chamber all the time, if it is on my hip.
Your finger is the best safety ever made. Keep it off the trigger till it's time and that gun won't go off.
The trigger is what sold me along with (for me), the perfect size for CC and function. I love the size of single stacks but still need a good hand grip purchase. The BP gives me what I need.
Thanks all.

Let me know if you find that grip!
I always have a round in the chamber, other wise its a paper weight.
I carry mine with one in the pipe. The trigger is light and gets even lighter with much shooting. You MUST train your trigger finger to stay on the stippled area the BP9cc has molded into the frame.
I really think there's no other single stack that is a better value than the BP9cc. The more I carry and shoot mine; the more I get attached to it. It's a winner in my opinion.
Just back from the range again today. Up to 400 rnd count now in the BP.
It has graduated to the first row and will be in the CC rotation permanently.
It's the trigger.....light and quick re-set.:)
I have a Kel Tec PF9 and I like it, but, it kicks pretty hard. My wife will not touch the PF9, which is why she has a BT380DTCT. I would not mind adding a BP9CC to our collection, as well as a G19 and maybe a G42...
I assume the BP9CC shoots softer than a PF9, but how soft? If the BP9CC kicks about the same as a BT380, I would skip over the G42 and get something smaller , like another K-T P32 or a P3AT.
Just back from the range again today. Up to 400 rnd count now in the BP.
It has graduated to the first row and will be in the CC rotation permanently.
It's the trigger.....light and quick re-set.:)
Anyone who has not took the time to shoot a BP9cc is really missing out on one of the best single stack 9MM ever made. It carries well, shoots well, and is sized perfectly.
Having a very light trigger makes me a bit squimish, Thats why I bought the da/sa Bersa thunder ultra carry and not the bp9cc, I would use that as a good range gun, Accidents happen, so unless you have a very good holster, and train a ton with it I would not carry one in the chamber, if you get good with it you can rake the slide and fire very quickly if you practice,

But I recommend just getting something you are comfortable with, I carry my Bersa thunder ultra compact with 1 in the chamber saftey off, but with a long double action trigger pull, I dont want to accidenty shoot my foot if I accidently put my finger in the trigger guard while drawing and slipping a little on the gun.
I will say that IMHO the BP is not a beginners CC firearm.
That being said, there are a couple generations of folks out there who grew up and learned on a 1911 action. The debate about "cocked and locked" carry is an old one but it is how mine goes on. Custom trigger job and you have a trigger lighter than the BP. When swiping that safety off you are in the same condition as the BP. Those of us with a DA/SA auto after the first shot are in the same condition. Don't get hung up on "the draw", and will your finger find it'd way into the trigger guard early on just this model. All of them require that you keep it off the trigger until you are ready.

A firearm with no safety on it for me, is not a problem. Trigger finger control. That's it. Really no different than my DA revolvers. No safety there. Lighter trigger, yes, but that gun only goes off when yer finger is in the trigger.
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Thanks. I have been practicing and can see improvement.
The BP CC is a nice pistole but it will never be better than my UC Pro. Everything about it is so much better
Julio (and others) SIG, Taurus, etc have a special firing pin block that prevents the firing pin going forward and striking the primer UNLESS the trigger is all the way back. What that does is move a cam device to push up on the firing pin block and move it out of the way at the last few mm of the trigger movement. Even my cocked SIG SP2022 9mm will not go off with the hammer cocked and dropped on the floor because of the need for the trigger to be pulled back just a bit more.

The SIG doesn't have a safety to "think" about whether it is on or off, but they absolutely have a safety that is literally "built in" as part of the firing mechanics. Don't be afraid to carry one in the chamber. Racking is done to put one in there before it goes in your holster, and after the mag is removed to remove the bullet out of the chamber. DON'T rack the firearm in a combat situation as you will be tense, nervous, and you don't want to take your eyes off the subject while you are racking in the round or else it can be disastrous.
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To me a defensive firearm needs to be carried with a round in the chamber. I also want it to be ready instantly. I do not want to have to flip a safety, rack a slide, cocktail a hammer, etc. A holster that completely covers the trigger is also important to me.

My preference s are the DA revolver and DAO hammer fired semi-autos. I also like the DA/SA Thunder 380. I am comfortable with it with a round in the chamber and decocked. Again, I use a holster that completely covers the trigger. I keep threatening to get a UC40 Pro. I would carry it the same as I do the Thunder 380.

I have recently had the opportunity to handle the BP9CC and can say that it is a fine firearm with an excellent trigger and quick reset. However, that "excellent" trigger is what would keep me from carrying it. I just feel that something could get in the trigger guard and "pull" a trigger that is that light. That said, a good fitted holster that covers the trigger would all but eliminate that possibility.
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... That said, a good fitted holster that covers the trigger would all but eliminate that possibility.
I have 3 holsters made by Cross Breed. I prefer them over the Alien Gear because they have the Kydex (plastic) that is riveted completely all the way to the leather and riveted. This lends extra support, which, I found from having an Alien Gear (briefly) that it keeps the leather supported and does not have the tendency to "bind" as the holster fits snug against your body. Some may not have the issues with the holster pushing the leather into the firearm, but I did. First time I tried the AG holster it cocked the slide open, ejected the round into the holster, it was that snug. Even changing to the highest "stand offs" I still had issues with drawing it out of the holster. Never any issues with the Cross Breed. Now with that said...

Cross Breed holsters have full coverage of the trigger guard and you can heat them with a hair dryer to adjust the tension on the area there to make them tighter, or looser, however you wish. Excellent protection from anything getting inside the trigger guard or affecting the trigger.

EDIT: I handeled a BP9CC at a local Gander Mountain today. BOY is that trigger light! In fact, if you do some taking out and putting into the car once in a while for storage in places you can't carry (work) you MUST consider this. I did not press back too far on the trigger and the striker released. Not much movent at all to make it go bang.

Has anyone else experienced the BP9 in the shooting range? Ever fire when you were not quite ready for it to fire?
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