So when I bought my BT380, I was at a show (Capital City Gun Show in Jackson, MS). After a good bit of research, I knew I wanted a Bersa -preferably the CC model. They didn't have one at the show, but there were several dealers with the original BT. It felt great in my hand, so I went with it. $260. I do not regret it it the least. I've seen the videos about the cracked frames, and one guy calls it the "dirty Argentinian". Gotta wonder what ammo he used. Mine was darn near clean after 150 rounds of Fiocchi fmjs, so I'm writing him off as a crank as well. I haven't held the CC model yet, and I don't think I will - might like it too much, and money's tight! Anyway, I was thinkin about the Sig, and the Kimber, and the Walther, etc. Asked myself - "are they really THAT much better? I bought the Thunder.