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How many owners have ever used the lock on their pistol?
I used it once to see if it worked, then I unlocked it put the key in the plastic box it came in put the box the the storage closet & have not touched it in the last four years.
If I want my gun safe I'll put it in the gun safe, otherwise it is here to keep me safe & it can't do that locked. Just My Thoughts.;)
 

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You are right. The pistol is there to keep you safe. Here is an example of how one gets forgetful. My wife has this Bersa in her computer room. One night she sees a raccoon on the porch eating the cat food, so she decides to shoot at it to scare it off. BTW WE do live in the country. :) I keep it loaded for her, one in the barrel and all she has to do is take it off safe. She racks out the live round, and puts in a new round and makes a nice divot in the porch behind the ****. **** decided she was a poor shot and ate the last of the food before meandering off. Brought me out the gun to my shop and I inspected it and all was well, except I put another round back into the barrel and reloaded the jacked-out bullet back into the magazine.

Short time later that evening Mr. **** decides to come back. I'M in the house now. Grab the SIG Sauer 522 rifle with the laser on it. Step out the door and have already taken gun off safe with round in the barrel. Raccoon looks at me and continues to chow down on cat food. Put the dot on his forehead and no more eating cat food for that ****. Then I had to get out the hose and hose down the blood and such off the porch. Don't need raccoons with their disease eating out of the cat dishes and up on our porch.

Point is, if you ever need a pistol in a "hurry" desperate, excited, stressed moment, remembering that it is locked is not a good thing. I have the key and would only lock it if absolutely necessary in travel (airplane) I have a safe if needed to keep it out of reach of unauthorized fingers.
 

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In hindsight I should have shot him with her Bersa and those Hornady new hollow points, or my SIG Sauer 9mm with those Golden Sabers 9mm HPs. It would have been interesting to see how they would have done against Mr Raccoon, but, in the end, the result would have been the same. One less of the MANY that have gone to Raccoon heaven from our porch. :D
 

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Took the key after making sure gun was in the fire mode, filed key in file 13 where it belongs. Guns do not need a lock, they have a safety on them and your supposed to keep the booger hook away from the trigger until you intend to fire the weapon.

Never have purchased another weapon that has a lock, I look for older used guns in good condition for my stable since getting the Thunder with one on it.
 

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I hear ya guys...most important safety feature of any firearm is the one between your ears !!
 

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Other thing I didn't like about the Bersa was the trigger disconnect if the magazine had slipped down a bit, or dropped out. I want at least 1 round to fire even if the magazine falls on the floor. So I fixed it.:)
 

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Other thing I didn't like about the Bersa was the trigger disconnect if the magazine had slipped down a bit, or dropped out. I want at least 1 round to fire even if the magazine falls on the floor. So I fixed it.:)
I have not looked into that but if you did it already, let us know what you did.
Sounds like something I could need to do.:confused:
 

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Other thing I didn't like about the Bersa was the trigger disconnect if the magazine had slipped down a bit, or dropped out. I want at least 1 round to fire even if the magazine falls on the floor. So I fixed it.:)
I believe that would void your life time service agreement on the pistol. I'd rather keep mine intact.
 

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Well, left alone, yes it probably would void the warranty. However, I ordered another metal disconnector piece. With the right side off you can see the long flat metal piece that moves up when the magazine is inserted. Once I got the replacement, I removed the current piece and took a dremel and ground off the L shape piece at the very top that made the "connection". With the spare piece in the box all I have to do is remove the right hand grip and replace the modified piece with the one I saved in the box, and Voila, the pistol is in the same condition it was before. Only takes a few minutes.

Just wanted to edit and add that the part for the magazine disconect is very cheap. At the top of the flat piece of metal, that is near the slide, only needs to have the L shape made into a l shape and it works well. Magaizine or not, it fires. And, with the spare part in the box a simple swap and it's good as original.
 

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My thoughts exactly Kristy...

Same with one in the chamber...while I understand it's not for everyone,

I'm a firm believer in Condition One from my 1911 days...
 

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My thoughts exactly Kristy...

Same with one in the chamber...while I understand it's not for everyone,

I'm a firm believer in Condition One from my 1911 days...
Always carry one in the chamber. Why would you carry a gun unless it's ready for use? Practice, practice, practice with your weapon and you will get used to carrying it ready. Under stress you might not be able to load one into the chamber.
 

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Always carry one in the chamber. Why would you carry a gun unless it's ready for use? Practice, practice, practice with your weapon and you will get used to carrying it ready. Under stress you might not be able to load one into the chamber.
I totally agree. Practice is the key...It is no different then driving a car...
 
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