Thunder .45

Discussion in 'General Bersa Discussion' started by cmseabee, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. cmseabee

    cmseabee New Member

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    Any one shot one ? I've seen one in gun case but could not get good look at it . It looks to be about the same size as my thunder .380 . May be just a tad bigger . Would be a very nice gun for everyday carry . I think it had $425 on it . But everybody and his brother was trying to buy guns that day and just to many people to try and talk to dealer about gun . Was told by one gun store bersa .45 was hard it get because of price and they do not make many of them . Anyone seen one for sale ? What about price ? Thanks
     
  2. Mitchell

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    I got a used .45UC from Buds in 2011 for a good price. My only complaintabout my Bersa 45 is the reach to the trigger in DA mode. It is a little bit ofa stretch for my short fingers, but once the gun is in SA mode, it feels justfine in my hand. It is nice to have the option of shooting DA first, but whentime allows, I prefer cocking the hammer into SA. Mine is accurate, compact(for a .45) and a well-made gun for the money.


     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    I have owned a used Bersa Thunder 45 UC (Ultra Compact) for years...


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    It a finely made firearm that anyone would be proud to own !!
     
  4. jstosez

    jstosez BThndr45

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    I recently was able to get one and I think they are totally underrated . They are easy to carry and comfortable to fire. Highly recommend getting one.
     
  5. shaneomac

    shaneomac Active Member

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    How would this compare to and xds .45? I've been thinking about getting one of those, but I like this price better and it holds more. I have a pf9 for when I can't conceal something larger
     
  6. BersaMN45

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    I have held the Thunder 45 and it is just a great feeling piece. I have only dry fired it but the SA/DA is really nice, even if only dry firing it, it gives you a good idea of what to expect. I would say that in SA the pull is about 4-5 lbs and the DA is about 11-12. My LGS really likes this gun and every time that I go in there he always has at least one for sale. I love my LGS because he is always able to explain why he likes what he likes. :D
     
  7. compmoto

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    my firearms outlet just ordered it, and it showed up within a week. It took MSP 2.5 weeks to get to the approval. I'm told as of Sat's purchase of a .40 S&W, it will be at least 24 days for this next approval ! MD. is apparently very careful who they let possess tactical long guns/handguns. My Bersa .45 Thunder 45 UltraCompact Pro has been enjoyable to shoot, but for a couple "mis-loads" where the round didn't make it into the chamber, and caused a jam. I've been told it's due in part to the "cheap" re-load ammo I bought just before CHRISTmas. It was about all I could get for the new gun. Ammo is REAL hard to find around here. As for the expense of the gun, I thought it was a good price for the gun ... It was $494.60 out the door,including 6% MD sales tax, and $65./MSP check/transfer... about $100 cheaper than the G37 I bought in Nov. on election day for my 1st legal handgun purchase ... the jury is out on THAT purchase. I've had a few problems with it , and Glocks are supposed to be such great guns? It could well be something to do with being a "new" handgun owner... it, as well as all my long guns, and the other handguns I own are clean, and oiled...
     
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  8. BersaMN45

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    What color did you go with? The all black or the bi-tone? I went with the all black because for some reason, the all black is just a tad heavier. I want to reduce recoil as much as I can.
     
  9. compmoto

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    the gun is all black. I reckon the 2 tone piece may be more attractive, but the weight issue would be more of a concern if at all... I believe at this point in my gun ownership career ;-) , that the .45 is prolly more gun than nessasary if I were to be able to carry in MD. I'm working on that...I've shot a 9mm Glock (last [email protected] Small Arms Range), and also a .380, and a buds .40 Springfield. Since alot of of law enforcement are using .40 cal guns, and the capacity is greater for a "smaller" caliber guns, I've settled with my latest purchase for now... I think ;-) ... it's a sickness, I feel ! whenever my "collector/trader" status is approved in MD, and I am able to buy more than 1 piece per 30 days, I may be buying more ... as for the recoil, I'm sure the .45 has more than the others ... it is a minor drawback, IMO.
     
  10. BersaMN45

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    I finally was able to physically pick up my Bersa from my LGS and brought it home. I haven't had the opportunity to fire it yet, but I will soon. Here are some pics of the monster. Enjoy!


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  11. jstosez

    jstosez BThndr45

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    Nice choice. I have the nickel model. Fires real smooth never can get enough range time with it. Enjoy
     
  12. LuvMyBersa

    LuvMyBersa Member

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    Nice, Congratulations :) Enjoy !
     
  13. mloyd

    mloyd Member

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    Nice I have the Matt black 45 and love it. It is my carry weapon now. Was the 380 which I still love also and have as my backup in my car when I am out.

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