I have been scouring google for days now looking for information and reviews on Bersa Thunder 9 HC. I have always been interested in the Bersa Thunder 380 but always passed it up because they're so affordable and I have a soft spot for full size all metal handguns. I have a number of CZs and a couple 1911s. My experience isn't limited to only those but after shooting my cousin's Ruger P90 in 45acp I realized I am getting bored with the CZ/1911 platforms and need to broaden my horizons. I have never heard anything but praise regarding Bersas until stumbling upon this forum. Lol. I hope that's just a case of folks tending to take more time to stop and complain rather than compliment. Anyways, I'm looking for a full size high cpacity 9mm prefferably without the rails. I like the looks of the Bersa and obviously have questions. What is the grip like? Is it girthy like a Beretta 92? Is The barrel ramped? If so how far down does the ramp go below a round when the magazine is fully loaded and seated? Does it use a full length guide rod ? Is it stainless or polymer? Is the safety like a 3 position safety/decocker on a PT92? Are there after market grips? What's the deal with the polygonal barrel? What is it exactly and why is it dfferent than the rifling in any other gun? I have found few images and any reviews are brief and uninformative. I would appreciate as much information as I can possibly get and any pictures anyone is willing to provide. There also seems to be a lack of availability lately with all firearms but Bersa more than some others. I assume affordability may be a factor but hopefully quality is another. Even popular auction sites seem to lack them. Where would the best place to look be for an older model Thunder 9 without rails and perhaps in stainless?