||I bought the Matte finished 15 Rd Bersa 380 Thunder Plus. It looks great - fits the
medium or large hand very well, is easily concealable, and is easy to disassemble and
clean - the price is right. So far so good, but there's more. Firing is easy - nice
trigger action and easy recoil. Accuracy - quite nice at 5 yards - not too bad at 10
yards. Beyond that, I just don't know - you may read another's experience at 25
yards which may fit well with my below evaluation.
The holes in the paper targets were slash marks, not round holes as with my other
guns - this tells me that the bullets were tumbling like a screwball in baseball
pitching and not spirals as in a NFL pass. I'm no armorer, but to me the riflings in
this gun's barrel appear to be mere spiral scratches rather than significant ridges
that can make a bullet spin out of the muzzle.
So, the gun is now at a Bersa authorized repair shop for replacement of the barrel
or of the whole weapon.
If the rifilings were even average, I'd give this gun a 5 star. Since this may be only
a defective barrel (if I knew this), I'd still rate it 5 star.
So, if the weapon comes back as I hope, it's a 5 star. Out of the box of mine, I have
to give it 2 stars - I'm hoping it's just my gun and not the usual Bersa Thunder 380.
I do think a weapon should spit out a spiral
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!]