Argentine gun maker Bersa, best known for their Bersa Thunder 380 pistol, will be entering the lucrative compact-plastic-fantastic pistol market next year with the BP9CC, chambered in 9mm, and the BP40CC, chambered in .40 S&W.
The inspiration for this pistol was the SIG P250. The external appearance and internal organization of parts resemble the P250, but I don’t think it also uses the P250′s true double action mechanism.
Unfortunately it includes Bersa’s anti-features: the dreaded key-lock and magazine safety.
The pistols are slightly larger and heavier than a true sub-compact, such as the Kel-Tec PF-9, so I am unsure if they should be classed as compact or sub-compact.
|Caliber||9MM (BP9) 40 S&W (BP40)|
|Frame||High impact polymer|
|Slide||AISI 4140 alloy steel|
|Magazine Capacity||7+1 in BP 9 cc 6+1 in BP 40 cc|
|Safeties||Integral Locking System, Trigger, Firing Pin, Magazine|
|Finish||Matte black or two-tone|
|Rear Sight||Interchangeable glock type|
|Front Sight||Interchangeable sig sauer type|
|MSRP (Price)||$425 (Lipseys)|
|Availability||1st Quarter 2010|
Some online stores are listing the pistol but at a much lower price than what Lipseys, a major distributor, says. I think $425 sounds right for a pistol of this class.