Hello. I am a long time fan of the Bersa's. I had the bersa 380 about 17 years ago. I regret selling it. Couple years back I finally picked up a new one. Thunder 380 in full Nickel. They wife and I both have our carry permits so I decided to get another gun for me and let her have the 380. I wanted something big but small. I had been looking at compact 1911's for awhile and was dead set on getting one. They by chance yesterday we were in the last of a chain of LGS we visited that day and she happens onto the very last bersa they had in stock. A Thunder 45 UC in dual tone. I fell in love with it as soon as I picked it up. Flashed my permit and DL and was out the door for $429 + tax and a box of 50 to kill paper with.