Newbie checking in

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by planoracer, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. planoracer

    planoracer Member

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    Just purchased a Thunder .380 yesterday.Looking to try it out tomorrow.Any suggestions?
     
  2. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum. The Bersa .380 is one of my favorite carry guns. I have had several and found that they feed just about anything you put in them. Hope your gun does as well.
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the Bersa Firearms Forum planoracer !!

    Suggestion #1...field strip and lube !

    #2...enjoy the range time !
     
  4. jc57

    jc57 Active Member

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    Clean it thoroughly. They come from the factory with a lot of preservatives. The dirtiest gun I ever cleaned was a brand new BT380.

    After cleaning, put the recoil spring on the barrel with the tighter end towards the rear, and make sure the end of the spring wire on the front is at the 12-o'clock position. It may not look like there's a tighter end but if you tip the gun forward with the recoil spring on, if it slides off the barrel then you have the loose end on first. If it stays on then you have it the right way on.

    Don't invest heavily in one brand of practice ammo until you know what brands it likes. I've had problems with Sellier and Bellot but everything else has fed perfectly. Others report problems with Winchester white box because of the flat point, at least until it is broken in a bit.

    Also, new Bersa shooters often tend to shoot low and to the left. Don't mess with the adjustable sight right away trying to "fix" it. If you do adjust the sight, use Blue Loc-tite on the sight screw threads so that it doesn't come completely unscrewed during firing.

    That's about it. Spend a little time getting used to it and you'll be quite happy with the results.
     
  5. Themajickman

    Themajickman Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to forum from Stone Mountain Georgia. The most important thing you could do is take it apart and clean it, and then lube it up and shoot the heck out of it.
     
  6. bhale187

    bhale187 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    welcome to the bersa forum!

    As stated, give her a good cleaning and start sending some cheap practice ammo down range, Enjoy!