Bersa Thunder 380 Pistol
The Bersa Thunder 380 Pistol has been a favorite budget concealed carry pistol for well over two decades now. Is it a rare example of great quality at a low price, or is it a typical example of “you get what you pay for”? If you’re in the market for an affordable carry gun and shop around long enough, sooner or later you’ll run into it. Looking a bit like the PPK and carrying an attractive price-tag it can be tempting but remember the adage, “buy once, cry once.”
The Bersa Thunder .380 Semiautomatic Pistol features a plastic grip, a blued steel barrel and a 2-position safety. Steel front sight and a fixed rear sight. 7-round capacity. Includes a magazine.
- Model: Thunder
- Caliber: .380 ACP
- Action: Single/Double
- Capacity: 7
- Safety: Integral Locking System, Manual, Firing Pin
- Barrel Length: 3.5″
- Front Sight: Dovetail
- Rear Sight: Notched-Bar Dovetailed
- Length: 6.6″
- Width: 1.3″
- Construction: Alloy Frame / Steel Slide
- Finish: Duotone (Matte Black and Satin Nickel
Today, the concealed carry market is flooded with pistols roughly the same size as the Bersa Thunder that are chambered for the more powerful 9mm cartridge. Thanks to superior ergonomics and the fact that most of these guns are recoil operated rather than blowback, many of them actually have less felt recoil than the Bersa. They are easier for beginners to learn with and experienced shooters will find them more comfortable over long range sessions.