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Two excellent places to find after market grips for your Bersa (other than Bersa .com)

www.designergrips.com

Paul does an excellant job with the grips. they are made of an epoxy, carbon fiber with kevlar strengthening at vulnerable areas.


www.marschalgrips.com

These grips are made from wood. Some woods are exotic woods. All handmade to your request. I have heard nothing but good on these grips. Be advised if you order these grips be prepared to wait. They take several months to receive. They come from overseas but well worth the wait.

There is also a person that advertises Bersa wood grips on ebay. The grips look good but I havent heard any reports.

www.tombstonegrips.com

This is a sight that if you are inclined, may purchase your grips in any of several stages of "doneness"
You can get them from a bare rough cut piece of wood all the way to 90% finished. Have heard great reports here as well.
 

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Hey Bear, I've seen that claw before.

Falcon :).
 

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Thinned factory grips

The Argentinians did a good job in designing the finger-grooved neoprene grips that came on my .22LR FireStorm FS22M: they are quite thin and actually fit my medium-sized hands quite well. (For a comparison of each grips’ width, note the depth of the grip screw in each picture.) In addition, the neoprene grips do an excellent job of complementing the utilitarian matte black finish of the metal surfaces. Nevertheless, I still prefer wood. In checking around, the custom wood grips I found were not only expensive (especially when compared to the budget pricing of the pistol itself), but also a bit too “flashy” for the plain-Jane matte-finished FireStorm, so I purchased an economical set of Bersa checkered factory wood grips. (They’re advertised as “walnut,” but it’s the plainest cut of walnut I’ve ever seen! Looks more like a cheap cut of birch.) What I didn’t know until examining them was that Bersa’s wood grips felt GROSSLY oversized & blocky-feeling in my hands. (Compare the depth of the grip screw.) I filed and sanded off all of the ugly pressed checkering and kept thinning until I matched the widths of the uber-thin factory neoprene. I stained the thinned panels with several thick coats of varnish; then, after the final thorough drying, I sanded almost all of the varnish off, ending up with the subdued, streaked/mottled appearance on the finished grips. I think it blends well with the matte metal surfaces, no?

Steve




 

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If anyone's interested in Bersa Factory Wood Grips for their BT380 PLUS (15 Rounder), let me know. I modded a set of Bersa Model 85's, that fit the BT380+ perfectly. I can post a DIY with pics, if you'd like. I've done my Matte BT380+ so far, and I'm doing my Nickel & Duo-Tone BT380+'s this weekend.



Cheers!

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Two excellent places to find after market grips for your Bersa (other than Bersa .com)

www.designergrips.com

Paul does an excellant job with the grips. they are made of an epoxy, carbon fiber with kevlar strengthening at vulnerable areas.


www.marschalgrips.com


These grips are made from wood. Some woods are exotic woods. All handmade to your request. I have heard nothing but good on these grips. Be advised if you order these grips be prepared to wait. They take several months to receive. They come from overseas but well worth the wait.

There is also a person that advertises Bersa wood grips on ebay. The grips look good but I havent heard any reports.

www.tombstonegrips.com

This is a sight that if you are inclined, may purchase your grips in any of several stages of "doneness"
You can get them from a bare rough cut piece of wood all the way to 90% finished. Have heard great reports here as well.
Apparently Paul over at Designer grips has shut down his business. Its too bad as he made a quality product.
 

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The Argentinians did a good job in designing the finger-grooved neoprene grips that came on my .22LR FireStorm FS22M: they are quite thin and actually fit my medium-sized hands quite well. (For a comparison of each grips’ width, note the depth of the grip screw in each picture.) In addition, the neoprene grips do an excellent job of complementing the utilitarian matte black finish of the metal surfaces. Nevertheless, I still prefer wood. In checking around, the custom wood grips I found were not only expensive (especially when compared to the budget pricing of the pistol itself), but also a bit too “flashy” for the plain-Jane matte-finished FireStorm, so I purchased an economical set of Bersa checkered factory wood grips. (They’re advertised as “walnut,” but it’s the plainest cut of walnut I’ve ever seen! Looks more like a cheap cut of birch.) What I didn’t know until examining them was that Bersa’s wood grips felt GROSSLY oversized & blocky-feeling in my hands. (Compare the depth of the grip screw.) I filed and sanded off all of the ugly pressed checkering and kept thinning until I matched the widths of the uber-thin factory neoprene. I stained the thinned panels with several thick coats of varnish; then, after the final thorough drying, I sanded almost all of the varnish off, ending up with the subdued, streaked/mottled appearance on the finished grips. I think it blends well with the matte metal surfaces, no?

Steve




will those firestorm grips fit on a standard bersa thunder 22lr pistol?
 
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http://www.DesignerGrips.com is back in business. I purchased the company from Paul in 2103 and was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer two months later so everything slowed way down. I'm happy to say that we are now back up and making Bersa Thunder 380 grips in Carbon Fiber (CF.). Hopefully we'll add the CC next year. We currently offer Thunder Grips in standard Black CF as well as Red, Gold, Silver, Purple, Blue, and Yellow (Kevlar).

I hope we can still help some of you find the right grips for your guns.

Thanks
Brian
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