LMO very familiar with the pistol, i have the bigger one called the Bersa thunder plus, it has a double stack magazine that holds 15 rounds, the best hand fitting pistol i own. much better feel than its smaller brother, plus more rounds in the mag .The smaller Bersa is way easier to conceal though .Story is in Argentina civilians cant have anything larger than the 380 acp. PS the 38ACP is different size and has a rim, the 380 ACP was made rimless and specifically for blow back pistols. these pistols are designed similar to the famous Walther PPK both use the blow back charging system. anyway if you should decide to get one you will be very happy IMHO. just keep in mind that almost all the experts consider the 380 ACP at the bottom of the personal defense round list/poor expansion and penetration. that said i wouldn't want someone shooting me with oneLmo wrote:Just thinking out loud...
just keep in mind that almost all the experts consider the 380 ACP at the bottom of the personal defense round list ... that said i wouldn't want someone shooting me with one
9mm is much more enjoyable to shoot.
And cheaper ammo.
LMO, are you shooting at a range at paper a lot if so might consider a smaller caliber like a 22 there are many pistols/revolvers and ammo is cheap. hitting a target is the same process regardless of the ammo size. one just causes hand pain and another doesn't. just a thought!Lmo wrote:9mm is much more enjoyable to shoot.
That's my problem ... at the moment, with my strong hand thumb joint in pain, it isn't more enjoyable to shoot.And cheaper ammo.
I was looking at that angle too. But it appears that .38ACP and 9mm Luger are getting closer in price. I'm feeding my CZ75 124gr 9mm @ $13.95/50. .38 ACP 95gr is right at $16.50/50. It was running at $24/50 not too long ago.
Guess I need to find a Bersa to rent, and any other .38 I can find.
Lmo wrote:Here's what's going on... About six weeks ago I picked a nice CZ 75 Compact (9mm), I love that pistol. In the meantime, my right hand is apparently developing some kind of issue in the carpometalcarpal joint (the base of the thumb right where you plant it under the beavertail of the pistol). It's starting to give me all kinds of fits and shooting aggravates it.
Is my logic faulty in thinking a .38 might not recoil as much? I've never shot one.
Lmo wrote:Oh yeah, I forgot to mention I live in the glorious State of Califonia... I can't buy a BERSA Thunder, or a Glock 42.
Neither are on the current "Roster of Handguns Certified" and I'm a bit surprised the Firestorm is.just keep in mind that almost all the experts consider the 380 ACP at the bottom of the personal defense round list ... that said i wouldn't want someone shooting me with one
Hornady 90gr Flex Tip. Kinda spendy at $17/25 rounds, but...
edit.... and we live with 10 round magazine capacity.
Talk about overreaching power of the government.
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