The Bersa brand of .380 pistols are pretty popular with folks who like the look of a Walther but don’t have the budget for one. Outwardly, this Argentinian-made pistol imported by Eagle Imports, Inc. greatly resembles the Walther PP or PPK but for hundreds of dollars less. You give up a little in finish for the lower price, but Bersas aren’t junk. At SHOT this year, the importer announced a new variant called the Bersa Thunder 380 Combat Plus
This new version has been given a double stack magazine for 15-round capacity and a slim slide release for a lower profile. A rounded trigger guard and smaller beavertail make for easier carrying and holstering while larger slide serrations and ergonomic rubber wrap make it easier to handle. Finally, there’s a generous U-shaped combat rear sight that provides optimum sighting for low-light situations.
Bersa Pistol Specifications:
Thunder 380 Combat Plus
Caliber: .380 ACP
Barrel Length: 3.5″
Front Sight: Dovetail
Rear Sight: Notched-Bar Dovetailed
Finish: Matte Black
Grips: Olive Rubber Grips
Construction: Alloy frame, steel side
Safety: Integral locking system, manual, firing pin, magazine
Weight: 20 oz.
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