Purple Rain: The New Thunder .380

Purple Bersa

Firearms distributor Davidson’s is now selling a new, exclusive Bersa Thunder sporting a purple anodized finish on the frame. The slide has a matte dark blue finish.

“With its 8 round total capacity and smooth trigger pull, we believe the Bersa Thunder .380 is a perfect firearm for anyone looking for a reliable concealed carry option,” said Matt Nicholson, vice president of sales at Davidson’s. “To make the classic Thunder .380 even more exciting, we decided to bring it to market in purple.”

The Thunder .380 is Bersa’s best selling firearm. It is a compact handgun that has been compared to the Walther PPK.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • Dan

    If that’s available in the Philippines, I’d buy it. I’m due for another firearm purchase.

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    • ostiariusalpha

      Needs a matching green frame.

      • Joe

        Needs a matching green slide.

        So, which would be a better Joker purple, this or the SAR B6P?

        Ironically I’ve been pondering a Joker-themed pistol for the past few days.

        • ostiariusalpha

          No, two guns. One green frame, one purple. A green slide would just be tacky. ?
          The B6P has a polymer frame, that would take some serious effort with the Rit dye to get a good color.

  • I like Bersas. I wish I could get their .380 up here in the cold white north in any colour…

  • Kjk

    Good guns. Idk about purple though

  • jerry young

    my wife carries a Bersa thunder and if the purple ones were out when we bought hers she would have probably bought one, Bersa’s are good guns but the only problem we’ve had with my wife’s is after a day at the range while I was cleaning it I noticed the rear sight blade was gone it must have fallen out after she was done so I ordered a couple new ones along with extra springs and screws, at $2.00 each it is wise to have extras, I had a problem like this with my millennium pro luckily the sight just came loose so I stretched the spring a little and problem solved, unfortunately Taurus discontinued that model and I cannot get replacement parts, but the Bersa thunder is a very good gun

  • anomad101

    Put seven rounds in a Bersa Thunder .380 and one in the chamber, you are dead . It is not the pistol or mag, it is poor advertising. Six in mag one in chamber, good to go. I load my spare mags with six, just in case I leave one in chamber rather than empty it. A stove pipe jam in a fire fight is not a good thing. Beware of anything that says x + one. (had my Bersa for about six years, accurate, simple, goes bang every time with name brand FMJ and JHP I use primarily. As always do not take my word for it, try it yourself. Might have changed.

  • maodeedee

    Nice color scheme. Only thing wrong with it is that it’s a DA/SA “Crunchenticker” –first trigger pull is long and crunchy but then the following shots are real smooth and go, “tick! tick! tick!”

    It’s also too big and bulky for a 380. I’d rather have a smith and Wesson Shield in 9mm with slide safety delete or Glock 42 in .380.

    I want that first all important shot to be precise and following shots to be the same.Nice color scheme, though.

  • anomad101

    Every time you pull it, lyrics from “Beat it…..” comes to mind.