IDPA - Are Bersas suitable?

Discussion in 'What Bersa Should I Get' started by adm, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. adm

    adm Well-Known Member

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    Hi there. I am new at this forum and my first question is about shooting sport. Do you guys feel a Bersa Thunder Plus is suitable for a IDPA match? I know 380s aren't legal in this sport as for IDPA rules. But here we have an exception, sinve 380Auto is the largest round available for civilians. Thanks!
     
  2. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

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    Welcome to the Bersa Forum !
     

  3. hilandr

    hilandr thunder 380 CC owner

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    It's a great gun, I've never shot IDPA so I have no idea of what is involved.
     
  4. David

    David Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I don't know about the Plus, but I do know there is a Bersa-sponsored IDPA team that uses the 9mm HC.
     
  5. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  6. adm

    adm Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all, guys!
     
  7. CallMaker

    CallMaker Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your visits.
     
  8. CPSinWC

    CPSinWC Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum.
    If .380 is allowed where you live, I would check on a few more things. Are blowback design pistols allowed? And is there a magazine size limit. If there are not, I can't see why you would not be able to use a thunder 380 plus.
     
  9. adm

    adm Well-Known Member

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    That's because I would face other competitors using mostly Glocks G25. Maybe it is a senseless fear, but, anyway... Last week I shot a little steel challenge at the range, and my little BT380+ did great at about 15yd, altough I certainly could use a little bit longer barrel.
     
  10. RudeDog

    RudeDog Well-Known Member

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    I use my Bersa Thunder Pro 9 HC for IDPA shooting.

    Sent from my LG-LS720 using Bersa Forum mobile app
     
  11. Tremors

    Tremors Well-Known Member

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    It would be cool to see .380's in some competitions. Even if they did add it to a competition the price of ammo would cause it to fail.
     
  12. RudeDog

    RudeDog Well-Known Member

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    I don't think anything smaller than 9mm is allowed. I use my BT PRO 9 when join the IDPA gang at my local range.
     
  13. Grim

    Grim Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is fine as it would compete in the BUG class.

    I plan to only shoot my BT380 in some matches this year.
     
  14. greg_r

    greg_r Well-Known Member

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    They officially added the BUG class in 2015, although some clubs were already doing them. BT380 is fine. You can not load more than 6 rounds though. Also you will be competing against mostly 9mm, which is much more effective at knocking down the plates.
     
  15. RudeDog

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  16. ColoradoGunWorksGunsmith

    ColoradoGunWorksGunsmith Bersa Warranty Center

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    Check the IDPA website and you will see that Team Bersa swept several of the classes at the World Championships for 2015.

    The new XT is going to kick major but in this category, and the BP9CC also.

    The Thunder .380's would be a great choice for the BUG class. Look at the Brand New Thunder .380 Plus Combat...

    Let us know if we can help.
    Thanks,
    Team CGW
     
  17. jpshaw

    jpshaw Well-Known Member

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    IDPA was formed to give real world competition in a sport relegated to "Race guns" too big to actually carry. So they made up a "box" having length, width and height. Well, as in any sport participants used the largest gun that would fit in the box while actually carrying a smaller one. I say if .380 is the largest you can carry it should be legal for IDPA where you are. If not, don't worry about it and use whatever you have and if IDPA doesn't honor it, so what.