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PostSubject: All about your Bersa .380   Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:28 am

What got you into the .380 fanclub?
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PostSubject: bersa cc   Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:42 am

I bought my bersa cc over a year ago and am delighted with it. Bought it because of the reliability and cost.
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:11 pm

I got my concealed carry permit so I could have a loaded gun in my car with me without breaking the law. After I took the concealed carry class, I decided I should carry, but I needed something besides the Ruger Blackhawk .357 Magnum revolver I owned. I looked at .380 pistols because they seemed small enough to conceal easily, but the Walthers and Sig Sauer models I saw were too expensive. I had never heard of Bersa, but the Thunder 380 I held in my hand at the gun store seemed every bit as well made as the more expensive pistols, so I rolled the dice and bought the Bersa. I've been a Bersa fan ever since.
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:18 pm

I never leave home without mine.
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:36 pm

p-t-max wrote:
I had never heard of Bersa, but the Thunder 380 I held in my hand at the gun store seemed every bit as well made as the more expensive pistols, so I rolled the dice and bought the Bersa.

same story here. when i saw the price, it made it good, when i saw it feed every ammo there was without a single issue i knew it was the best!
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:06 pm

Many years ago I owned a Walther PP in .32 cal - before James Bond made the PPK famous!

Loved that pistol but so did the police - who confiscated it after I took it away from my stepfather and hit him in the head with it.

Anyway, one bright day I walked up to the gun counter at Cabela's and there sat a Bersa Thunder .380. Not an exact match for my PP: it was blue and the PP was nickel - but it was close enough and everthing else fell into place - size, weight, DA/SA.

So I bought it - even though I didn't need another gun - and joined the original BersaTalk forum where I learned about the Firestorm .22. Bought one of those, too: just to practice with, you understand.

When I had that heart attack, my son generously gave both guns to my daughter. (In his favor, he let me keep my S&W M&P.)

I was so happy to see the way my daughter took to shooting (and she's good at it) (Darn it!) that instead of asking for their return, I bought a Bersa .380CC for myself.
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:15 pm

How have you been since the heart attack? Glad to see you still have that sense of humor. God bless ya, man.
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:37 pm

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How have you been since the heart attack? Glad to see you still have that sense of humor. God bless ya, man.

That heart attack was slightly over two years ago and since then I've been fine. Even my pacemaker has been quiet.

I don't especially like mentioning it but there seems to be a tendency (in me, anyway) to date things Before Attack and After Attack.

Here's the story in a nutshell and only because it relates to guns: The incident is what's known as a Sudden Death attack and it happened as I was about to enter the County courthouse to apply for my CCW permit. (Might be some irony there.)

One month later, I finished that walk and got my application in. Been packin' ever since.
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:37 pm

Good for you. I didn't mean to pry, but I remember you saying about it on the "other" forum. I'm just glad everything is OK now. Like I said, God bless you.
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:46 pm

You weren't prying, Duke.
I should have clarified: The reason I don't like to talk about it on forums is because I don't want to sound like I'm trolling for sympathy.
(By the way, thanks for your good wishes.)
However, I did publish an article shortly after the event, detailing the entire experience. Anyone who wishes to know more will find it all here:


http://www.useless-knowledge.com/1234/09jan/article017.html

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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:16 pm

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You weren't prying, Duke.
I should have clarified: The reason I don't like to talk about it on forums is because I don't want to sound like I'm trolling for sympathy.
(By the way, thanks for your good wishes.)
However, I did publish an article shortly after the event, detailing the entire experience. Anyone who wishes to know more will find it all here:


http://www.useless-knowledge.com/1234/09jan/article017.html

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so I just sat here and read every bit of it. that was a great story and even better that it ended good for all parties involved. erv please tell me you've stopped smoking!
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:06 pm

I suppose I should update that story. It was written in 2009, shortly after I came home from the hospital.
Then, after three months of chemo and a monthly of daily radiation treatments, my doctors got rid of the cancer. I've been clean for eighteen months.
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:10 pm

Lance39 wrote:
I suppose I should update that story. It was written in 2009, shortly after I came home from the hospital.
Then, after three months of chemo and a monthly of daily radiation treatments, my doctors got rid of the cancer. I've been clean for eighteen months.

cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
you knew i had to. that's awesome. i type this with a large pinch of Skoal in my mouth lol
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:16 pm

I like the yellow type to set off the quotes.
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:17 pm

Lance39 wrote:
I like the yellow type to set off the quotes.

yeah i'm slowly learning this thing. i think it was you or duke that pointed the yellow out
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:14 pm

p-t-max wrote:
It looks like quoted messages are unreadable. Maybe we need to select a different color, such as yellow or red.

I think it was me. tongue
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:38 pm

Lance39 wrote:
You weren't prying, Duke.
I should have clarified: The reason I don't like to talk about it on forums is because I don't want to sound like I'm trolling for sympathy.
(By the way, thanks for your good wishes.)
However, I did publish an article shortly after the event, detailing the entire experience. Anyone who wishes to know more will find it all here:


http://www.useless-knowledge.com/1234/09jan/article017.html

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That story brought tears to my eyes,Erv. This weekend I have some things to tell my daughter and son before the time is gone. Thanks for reminding me.
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:39 pm

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p-t-max wrote:
It looks like quoted messages are unreadable. Maybe we need to select a different color, such as yellow or red.

I think it was me. tongue
ahh thanks. i remember seeing yellow.
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PostSubject: Re: All about your Bersa .380   Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:42 pm

I want the pimp ass blue grips! The g/f wants the pink ones Laughing
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