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Bersa THUN380NKLCC Thunder Concealed Carry 8+1 380ACP 3.2"
[THUN380NKLCC]
$291.00
by Daniel J Date Added: Saturday 10 March, 2012
I just took this gun to the range for the first time. 100 rounds fed and fired without a hiccup. At 7 yards (a realistic distance for home defense), shooting at a life-sized silhouete, I could put 7 out of 8 rounds into the head.
This gun has advantages and disadvantages compared with other small .380s. The trigger is a huge, huge improvement over many others. Although the trigger pull is long on this gun for the first shot in double action--that length is a safety mechanism to prevent accidental discharge--I can still tell easily when the trigger is going to make the gun fire on that pull. This was just not so on other pocket pistols (including the one advertised as the best-selling concealed carry gun of all time)--those other guns have a looooong trigger pull, with the gun firing at some seemingly random moment during that pull. And on this Bersa, all subsequent rounds are single-action, with the hammer having been cocked by the previous round. Trigger pull is very short and crisp--similar to a good semiautomatic that is NOT designed for concealed carry. This greatly increases accuracy and confidence, since I know exactly when the gun will fire. Furthermore, on this gun, if your primer is flawed and does not fire the first time, you can pull the trigger and get a second strike on the primer, which you simply cannot do with most concealed carry guns.
This gun is also vastly more comfortable to shoot that most tiny little .380 pocket guns, but that is largely because it weighs more. I have two other tiny little guns, each of which weighs half what this gun weighs. The recoil declines with gun weight, and I could shoot this Bersa all day. Of course, that extra weight, and slightly larger overall size, make the gun slightly less concealable that the smallest pocket guns--I'll carry this one in a holster, not in my pocket. This is the one drawback to the gun compared with other small .380s .
There is a decocking mechanism that also serves as a safety, and also last-round hold-open. There is an inconspicuous, built-in keyed lock as well, if you worry about having an unlocked functional gun around the house--just don't lose the key!
This gun is every bit as pretty as the picture makes it look. My wife, who is not a gun lover, took one look at it and asked whether she could have it. So, I may have to buy a second one for myself.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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