POTD: Bersa Thunder Pro

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

TFB’s Edward O writes …

I’m increasingly interested in South American firearms, so when the opportunity to tinker with a Bersa Thunder Pro came up I grabbed it. I was won over by Caleb Giddings’ comment: “I have a deep and abiding love affair for guns that do two things: 1) run, 2) are priced right.” The second part is in the bag, now I’m taking a few range trips to determine the first.

Bersa is one of those companies that does not get enough credit.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • RPK RPK on Jul 28, 2015

    I carry a Bersa Thunder .380 Combat model with two spare magazines and have had no issues or complaints. It fires every round, everytime! Moderately priced, reliable and built well.

  • Jim Cox Jim Cox on Jul 28, 2015

    Some 25 years ago I purchased a 9mm FireStar with a hard chrome finish which was then imported by Interarmco. It had a single stack Mag that held 6 rounds. It was the same size and shape as the PPK (and the current Bersa 380 Thunder). I just purchased a Bersa Thunder 380 Combat. Both are excellent guns that shoot accurately and handle well. I am well pleased with both. On the other hand, the Walther is long gone.