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5 years 18 weeks ago, 4:27 AM

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Anyone have one, shot one if so what are your thoughts. Looked at one the other day, thinking about picking one up for when i can't carry my 1911 or H&K.

5 years 18 weeks ago, 1:12 PM

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about the bersa thunder .380 i'm looking for something smaller tha my xd .45 to carry

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 3:20 PM

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in researching my look for a .380, i heard nothing but bad things about Bersa's. First it is cheap, because thats the way its made. Cheap.Very undependable and break down allot. That was by a majority of gun reviews. Now on the other hand.The Ruger lcp.380 and the Kel-tec, both are very well reviewed in the inexoensive mode.I went expensive and bought the Sig.p238.I've also heard great things about the Kahr.380

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5 years 17 weeks ago, 6:19 AM

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ok,

All the stuff i read kinda went the other way, after a short break in most loved it. Read a head to head comparison of it with the walther and sig and it was a three way tie. So i'm still up in the air about it. Where did u go to get your info so i can check it out?

5 years 17 weeks ago, 8:58 PM

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try this site. Gundirectory.com its forums are very honest from each guns actual owners.they give honest pros and cons.Sometimes reviews from magazines are basically company shills who think every gun is the best thing since sliced bread.they never find anything bad about anygun they review.i held a Bersa when i was shopping for my .380 and hated the feel.it was just like a toy to me.But , thats my opinion...you might love them thats up to you.

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5 years 16 weeks ago, 7:59 PM

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Thanks. I will check it out.

5 years 16 weeks ago, 9:01 PM

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bersa input

I bought one of the first of the bersa imports back in the early 80's. This is not real relavent as it was a 22, bought it cause it was cheap. I didn't have problems one with it, fed all rounds well, slide spring was dead on for all, the hot 22 rounds had just come out and didn't always work in other autos. Again as theres no comparing chamber pressure this is not all that much help for comparison. But sure liked it fine.

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5 years 16 weeks ago, 5:59 AM

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go with the Ruger LCP 380. Great little gun.

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 8:42 PM

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LCP by ruger junk. buy a kel-tec or kahr great guns. also have Bersa 380 thunder great shooter not i issue.

3 years 2 weeks ago, 5:56 AM

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Everyone I know that has a Kel-tec has had to return it for repairs. Ruger copied and improve the mistakes made by Hellcat 380. Your the first person I've known to say the LCP is junk, where do you base your opinion from?

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 8:04 AM

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true that

i had to send my keltec in for repairs, worked like a charm afterwards but it wasnt the best so i traded it in. i might look into getting the LCP 380 for shits and gigs.

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