As a writer, I continually dig for information. I also test handguns to a degree that would not be possible if this were simply a hobby.
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Before shooting an unfamiliar gun model, I read reviews to get a general idea of what problems I may encounter while shooting it. Generally, this means I get a preconceived notion of what the gun is going to be like. Sometimes the reviews are spot on and other times I find reviews to be really off the mark. Often, guns surprise me.
Most individuals who buy firearms from us intend to use them for home or personal defense. More and more Americans are crossing the invisible line in deciding to exercise their Second Amendment right to own a firearm. With first-time gun ownership on the rise, it’s no surprise that many shoppers don’t want to dump two months worth of paychecks on their weapon of choice.
I have a hard time saying “Bersa” without immediately following it with “Thunder.” The .380 ACP Thunder has been a favorite budget concealed carry gun of the American shooter for many years. It’s not as tiny as the Kel-Tecs, Diamondbacks, and S&W Bodyguards that have come since, but it successfully replicates the classic Walther PPK for half the price with great reliability and accuracy. I’ve seen tons of Bersa Thunders at shooting ranges across the country over the years, tried out more than a few of them, and never heard a Bersa owner complain about parts breakage or the reliability of the guns. The .380 Thunder shoots straight because the blow back design allows for a fixed barrel. The only complaints I’ve ever heard about them are the long trigger pull in double action (duh) and the small sights. And that’s pretty much all I knew about Bersa, until this year’s SHOT Show.
The BPCC is BERSA’s first polymer frame handgun, with more advanced features, specially designed for concealed-carry personal protection. The BPCC provides accuracy and fire power in a lightweight, compact, ultra thin handgun.