GUN Bought a new Pistol last week. Bersa Thunder

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  1. lugoismad

    lugoismad Active Member

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    I bought it from a friend for 160$. Its been shot maybe 100 times. I was there when he bought it, and every time we went to the range he'd put a mag through it.

    My other friend has a two-tone one, and loves it. I love it too, every time we go to the range I always put a few magazines through it.

    I plan on buying some CorBon ammo for it and some 9 round extended magazines.

    Oh, and I'm not trying to be "ballin" with the 100$ bill, it just happened to be the only thing I had in my wallet for reference.

    I'm not a huge fan of the color scheme, but for the price I couldn't pass it up.
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Nice... that's .380 right?
     
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    yep. hang on, I got a few more pics.
     
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    And this one. The left is a 9mm bullet, on the right is a wadcutter .380. I'm buying some Powerball ASAP.
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    I'm a little nervous about carrying a .380 instead of a .45.

    I've been mugged once and another time I was attacked by a methed out guy with a knife. The reason I got the .45 was I wanted the biggest bullet I could possibly carry. But, the .380 is alot lighter, fits my hand much more comfortably, and I feel like I could be alot more accurate. With the short barrel .45, one shot and I was off target. With the .380, I can do double and triple taps really easily. Plus, it has much more accurate sites. With the .45, I was lucky if I hit the berm at 100 yards. With the .380, I can hit the gong target.

    As my friend put it "If its good enough for James Bond, its good enough for me"
     
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    Shot placement > caliber size.
     
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    very good point. I'm a good shot.

    The other thing I HATE about the Taurus is where the magazine eject button is. The one time I've had to draw it out of fear, I hit the fucking ejector button and my mag fell to the floor. Its just because the size of my hand, my thumb lands right on top of it.
     
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    I hear nothing but great things about the bersa's. I'm not a huge .380 fan but they sure seem like a great value.

    Personally I'd carry fmj rounds in it. If a .380 jhp expands, penetration is usually lacking. The corbon dpx is a reliable expander with no jacket seperation issues, but penetration is too shallow for my taste.
     
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    Yeah, for 160$ I just couldn't pass it by. I originally bought it to give to my mom, but I just love it too much.

    I decided to sell my .45 and buy an AK47 with the funds.

    I have a Taurus PT745c right now that I carry. I don't like it too much, its too big, akward to hold, and the ejector button is in a horrible location.

    The .45 is a great round, but right now I'm just too poor to buy a good .45 pistol. In a few years when I graduate, I'll get an XD or something.

    I don't like the .380 too much, but Remington makes 102 grain Golden Sabres. Its a reliable and nice pistol, I just don't like the ballistics. But, something is better than nothing.
     
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    I just realised one of the .380 bullets will fit into the hollow section of a .45 hollow point.
     
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    Fixed :o
     
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    lugoismad Active Member

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    I'm not a big fan of glocks. Nothing wrong with them, I just don't like how they feel.
     
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    :cool:Don't like the gold accents but nice gun nonetheless. If I can find one I'm going to get it for my GF.
     
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    The gold looks alot better in person. Its a bit classless, but oh well, its still a nice gun for an awsome price.
     
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    Either XD, A USP or a P99 will be my next pistol.

    My next gun is gonna be an AK.

    A friend is selling me a New WASR GP10 for 250$.

    I'm selling my Taurus to cover it.
     
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    I wanted a 45 for carry (really I wanted a 1911) I ended up with a 357 mag snub nose wheel gun. I love the thing it has great stopping power and I forget I am ever wearing it when I am out.
     
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    I'm actually picking one of these up soon :o they are great little guns! Remind me of a PPK
     
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    Bersa Thunder crew, signing in.
     
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    Ballistically, is .380 right under 9mm?
     
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    Damn, that little thing is actually heavier than my XD SC. :eek3:
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    I think it's 9x17, IIRC.

    9x18 is Makarov
     
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    .38 special is right under 9mm, .380 is quite a bit further down to me
     
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    I have something for bi-tone guns :o
     
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    Oh BTW where is the cheapest place to pick this gun up :o
     

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