Someone asked about Bersa pistols, but I can’t seem to find the comment.
Since I answered a PM recently on glocktalk about Bersas as well, thought I’d post the reply about it here too.
Anyway, I really like Bersas and they have worked very well for me so far.
I have a Thunder 22, a model 23 ( also 22LR, older all steel version of the Thunder 22) a 380 Super Thunder (oh man, this gun is sweet and slick :) ) .
They’ve all worked well and are accurate and reliable.
I also own a Bersa Thunder 9mm.
I hated the way it looked and only bought it because it has a lifetime warranty and I wanted a 9mm to beat up and not worry about it.
The Bersa did all that and more. I learned to like the thing.
Its fired thousands of rounds and never had a single problem, even using cheap lead reloads.
Took a class and fired 800 rounds in one day, few weeks later took another and again, no problem.
A guy with a Glock broke a part, another one with a Beretta had issues… the Bersa went along just fine, and so did the other two Bersa 9mm.
Very tough gun, accurate too. The finish is surprisingly good for such a gun. It rained a bit during the class but the gun had no problems, and it’s not as if I cleaned it much after the class. Just cleaned the barrel a bit ( only got the thick gunk out) and rubbed it a bit with an oiled rag.
Get the Bersa 9mm. If you have any sort of problem, know that it is not typical, they are good guns. Send it back and have it replaced or fixed.
Shoot a few hundred rounds and you’ll know you have a gun you can trust.
Take care and good luck with your Bersa.:)