CCW Underdog: The Bersa BP9cc 9mm Review

    In this episode of TFBTV, James reviews one of the less well-known options available to concealed carriers, the Bersa BP9cc. It is Bersa’s first polymer-framed handgun, and has an excellent trigger with a light 4lb pull. It’s also very inexpensive, and uses 8 round magazines, permitting for a full grip. Watch the review to get James and retired Army Ranger, Jacque’s, opinions about the BP9cc.

    – Hey guys, James again for TFB TV.

    Today, I’m actually really excited to bring to you the Bersa BP9cc.

    Now some of you may be familiar with Bersa.

    They really broke out maybe about 10 years ago with the Bersa Thunder 380, which was a PPK style, fixed barrel 380 that was very reliable and very affordable.

    Excellent little single stack 380.

    Now they’re getting into the single stack 9 market as are a lot of manufacturers, and they’re made, all the Bersas are made in Argentina, including this BP9cc.

    Now, the BP9cc, it’s.94 inches thick which is kinda par for the course, between.9 and 1 inch thick for single stack 9 millimeters.

    What it does have, this has an 8 round capacity, so you can get a full grip on it with the Frame.

    That’s not with an extended magazine.

    You can get a full grip on it, and it feels great.

    Ergonomically, very well done.

    It even has a little accessory rail up front if you want to mount a light which is another feature that most of these single stack guns lack.

    However, I think the best feature of this BP9cc is the fact that the trigger is extremely light and smooth.

    It’s better than most single stack defensive 9 millimeters on the market today by a huge margin, and for that matter, it also takes Glock sights, which is also an excellent feature.

    Slide serrations are very aggressive towards the rear, only 21 ounces, so pretty light weight.

    It’s got an overall length of 6.35 inches, a height of 4.8 inches, so it’s a little bit taller, and, like I said, the weight’s 21 and a half ounces, which is a little bit heaver than most single stack 9s, but bear in mind you’re getting that extra two rounds.

    It’s got a 3.3 inch barrel length, and it’s got a trigger safety, a magazine safety, an automatic firing pin safety, and it’s got a little key safety too.

    Some people don’t care for them.

    I don’t in particular, but some people like to be able to lock these up.

    Ambi mag release, last round hold open, which is not a standard feature in all single stack subcompact 9s, and as much as I liked the Bersa, there is one thing that I noticed before I sent it back to the factory, a couple of weeks after I shot it, and that is rust.

    It started to form along the slide, as you can see in these pictures.

    That may not concern a lot of you.

    Really, performance is the most important thing, however, if you carry close to the skin, like I do, or you live in the South, like I do, and you sweat all over your gun this could be a big potential problem.

    But, I am really excited to show you guys how good the trigger is on this gun.

    Let’s check it out.

    (gun cocks) (gun fires) (magazine thuds) (gun cocks) So as you can see, it’s a pretty good shooting little gun.

    Very impressed with the build quality.

    It’s actually triple serialed, which is funny.

    You got a serial number on the frame, you got a serial number on the slide, you got a serial number on the barrel.

    That’s something that you see with, you know, HK.

    – I’ll tell you what, my thoughts on the gun.

    Trigger’s phenomenal, feels great, without a doubt, and when I say phenomenal, it just means it’s from a standpoint of right off the shelf, but I think it falls in line with the Shield.

    Ergonomics feel great on it, without a doubt.

    It’s not very aggressive, hands down, but at the same time, if I’m carrying it every day, you know, I wouldn’t want it very aggressive.

    I do like the point that the standard mag, I want to say, is 8, so that’s a nice touch.

    Also, I do have a full grip on the gun so it’s not missing the little pnky, and that is standard which is also nice.

    All in all, it’s a very nice gun.

    I mean, I’d count it right up there with the rest of them.

    – So, final thoughts on the Bersa on the BP9cc.

    You guys saw, I don’t know if it’s by virtue of the both thumbs forward approach, but we actually have had a couple of issues with the gun failing to lock back on the last round, today as it just did.

    One in every four or five mags is really not that bad, but, you know, that said, I really think these are some of the most underrated guns in the industry.

    This probably has the best trigger.

    The best trigger of any single stack 9 millimeter that isn’t something, like, over the top, custom.

    I guess sub $500, you’re just not going to find a better trigger, and it is just well made.

    It’s inexpensive, you get the option to put the Glock sights on there, you’re getting 8 plus 1.

    A lot of you guys don’t like to dangle a pinky.

    I don’t mind, that’s how I drink my beer, anways, with a dangling pinky, so it’s not a big deal for me, but I gotta tell you, this feels great to be able to have a single stack that’s thin, it’s light, and to be able to get a full grip on it, just makes it that much more controllable.

    I’m not telling you to buy a Bersa BP9cc, but I’m telling you to at least check it out if you’re in the market for Shield, Glock 43, Kahr PM 9, XDS.

    You know, we had Jacque shooting it, and he owns a Shield, he owns the XDS.

    We just had Sergeant Jesse, and he shot it, he loved it.

    Katie shot it and she liked it too, so I’m telling you, but nobody’s heard of this gun.

    I brought this out here.

    I’m the only one who’s heard of Bersa before we hit the range today.

    So do yourselves a favor.

    Check it out.

    Anyways, thanks for watching, thanks to all the subscribers, and, of course, thanks as usual to our sponsor, Ventura Munitions.

    See you guys next week.

    James Reeves

    • NRA-licensed concealed weapons instructor, 2012-present
    Maxim Magazine’s MAXIMum Warrior, 2011
    • TFBTV Executive Producer
    • Former Regional Sales Rep, Interstate Arms Corp., MA
    • Champion, Key West Cinco De Mayo Taco Eating Competition
    • GLOCK® Certified Pistol Operator, 2017-2022
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