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I need reviews from you other ladies out there. Who carry this gun? What do you think about it, positive and negitive. What bullets do you use?

My new job @ as Assistant Manager, requires I lockup each evening after 11pm, with a crew of mostly High School students. I've applied for my lic. My biggest issue is reaching the trigger. I have very short fingers and cannot reach the trigger on nearly every gun I've tried. I love the JA-380, but my husband wants me to have something he thinks is more reliable. The Bersa CC is the only other gun that will fit my hand. I DO NOT like the look of the little KelTec380.

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I need reviews from you other ladies out there. Who carry this gun? What do you think about it, positive and negitive. What bullets do you use?

My new job @ as Assistant Manager, requires I lockup each evening after 11pm, with a crew of mostly High School students. I've applied for my lic. My biggest issue is reaching the trigger. I have very short fingers and cannot reach the trigger on nearly every gun I've tried. I love the JA-380, but my husband wants me to have something he thinks is more reliable. The Bersa CC is the only other gun that will fit my hand. I DO NOT like the look of the little KelTec380.

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Nicole
Have you looked into the Ruger LCP and the S&W Bodyguard .380? My wife held both and she finds them to very comfortable.
 

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Have you tried the Taurus PT140 Millenium Pro?

Although it's double-action only, my finger reaches the trigger with plenty left over, and I've got small hands for a guy. If you like it, you get 10+1 rounds of .40 cal stopping power. Much better than a .380.

Yes, a .380 is better than nothing, but if you're up against a heavily muscled and/or fatted perp who has a thick coat on, don't count on much penetration with a body shot.
 

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My wife carries a Taurus M85 Ultra Light in.38special. She is very petite and the gun fits her small hands well. The M85 is a five shot revolver so you don't have as many rounds as with the Bersa but it goes bang every single time. :righton:
 

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:lol: The PT140 is the first handgun I have ever shot. I bought my husband one for his birthday 2 years ago. It's too large for me, and kicks to hard, but he :love: it. He says it's perfect for hiding, but not too expensive to get bumped around. He's NEVER without it. :righton: I'll check into the guns you suggested, but I'm really looking for feedback on the Bersa CC.
 

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They are good little pistols. We sell a bunch of them with the crimson trace laser grips. We have had 0 complaints from customers that have purchased them.

If you like revolvers check the ruger LCR in .38 special with crimson trace laser grips, another fine conceal firearm

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They are good little pistols. We sell a bunch of them with the crimson trace laser grips.
If you like revolvers check the ruger LCR in .38 special with crimson trace laser grips, another fine conceal firearm

Dave
You cell Crimson Trace for the CC version. I have not seen them offered.

Thanks for the recommendation of Smith 380 Defender...it has internal laser..(I'm still new to shooting)

I hate revolvers, no safety, open hammer...just not for me. That's what I like about the Bersa CC, smooth body, bobbed hammer, low profile sites. I think it'd be easier to pull out of my purse without getting snagged.
 

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I need reviews from you other ladies out there. Who carry this gun? What do you think about it, positive and negitive. What bullets do you use?

My new job @ as Assistant Manager, requires I lockup each evening after 11pm, with a crew of mostly High School students. I've applied for my lic. My biggest issue is reaching the trigger. I have very short fingers and cannot reach the trigger on nearly every gun I've tried. I love the JA-380, but my husband wants me to have something he thinks is more reliable. The Bersa CC is the only other gun that will fit my hand. I DO NOT like the look of the little KelTec380.

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Nicole
I have Bersa 380 Thunder and Bersa Thunder 380 CC both, 100% reliable.
 

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I have a Bersa Thunder (not the CC version).
It's been 100% reliable. More accurate (for me) than
the LCP, and I like that it has a real safety.

Putting a .380 hole where it needs to be is preferable to missing with a larger bullet, IMO.
My fiance also carries the Bersa Thunder 380 (non CC version) which I bought for her. It it is a very concealable weapon and the ergonomics are excellent. Easily stripped without any tools at all and easy to maintain. Has been completely reliable from day 1 and it very reasonably priced. I bought her a box of Speer LE Gold Dots in 90gr.
 

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My girlfriend, and my 20-something neice, and my skinny and rather small-built nephew all love the Bersa Thunder .380.
The nephew carries it concealed. All of them have shot it and enjoy it. Most of their shooting is in single-action mode, but I've seen them take the first shot using the DA trigger and it worked OK for them. Although the DA trigger pull is rather long, it is light and smooth. That matters a lot.
 

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I have had a couple of Bersa 380's and they were very dependable with not a problem.

I did have the CC 380 and it was great for concealabiliy. Nice smooth edges and smaller than the regular size 380.

My wife and daughter did not like the 380's, they said it had to much "bite" when they fired them. They actually preferred my 9mm at the time better. I did not notice where you are, but you might want to check out:

http://cherokeegun.com/

They have always had the best prices that I have seen on Bersa's. I bought 2 of the 3 I owned from them.

There are also 9mm's out there that are very concealable also.

Good luck.
 

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Dissenting opinion here. A few years ago I bought a Bersa Thunder 380. It isn't a very good gun. It tends to jam at least once per range trip, and the parkerization tends to rust even with a light coating of oil. Not a gun I would carry, and certainly not one I'd trust my life to.
 

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Dissenting opinion here. A few years ago I bought a Bersa Thunder 380. It isn't a very good gun. It tends to jam at least once per range trip, and the parkerization tends to rust even with a light coating of oil. Not a gun I would carry, and certainly not one I'd trust my life to.
Did not pass my quick in-store inspection for build quality or caliber.
But it is great to have the many choices that we do.

I would hate to be in the firearms business at any level trying to figure what will sell, to what customers, and the margin vs. investment.

The guys that open retail stores, especially where there is competition, are very bold.
 

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We have a Bersa Thunder CC on our range as a rental gun. I have shot it many times. The guns functions very well even after thousands of rounds. We will have an occasional FTF with it, but only when it is very dirty. The only other issue with ours is that after so much us the slide lock is very touchy. Sometimes it is difficult to lock the slide back and when it is locked back it will release if it is bumped or dropped etc... I personally don't find that to be a big problem, but if you were trying to do a fast reload and the slide would not lock back, that could be a problem. The gun is very easy to shoot, fairly accurate, and maintenance is a breeze.
 

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. . . That's what I like about the Bersa CC, smooth body, bobbed hammer, low profile sites. I think it'd be easier to pull out of my purse without getting snagged.
If you are still around, I'll add my $.02.

Seriously consider keeping the pistol on your person. The faster you can get to it the better. I hope you, nor anoone here, ever has to depend on it.

But, it sounds as if you are handling end of day receipts. Consider different scenarios where you might need a pistol, and whether a purse is the best place to have it (unless perhaps, you plan on having your purse with you at all times).

Even if in an ankle holster, at least it is with you. If possible, on your waist or in your pocket would be better, IMHO.

I have shot the Bersa .380 often. Like it lots. The CC has different sights, but that makes it much more of a point and shoot gun, then perhaps the regular Bersa Thunder with rear sights.

Good luck. Glad you have joined us here. Consider joinong GACarry.org as well.
 

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If you must carry .380, consider this.
http://www.sigsauer.com/products/ShowCatalogProductDetails.aspx?categoryid=10&productid=68

You can put this in the pocket holster and it is on your person (not in a purse that you may not have with you).

I personally do not like .380. My girls do not either. They prefer 9MM due to the multitude of options in that caliber. They have small hands as well. You may want to re-think about why you are going to carry and chose your firearm based on that.

If you are going to get a wheel gun (revolver), Ruger LCR in .357 /.38spc should be considered, they are good firearms for the price, designed for concealment, and carry more knockdown than a .380. I know a guy that was shot 4 times with a .380 by an estranged ex-GF (two gut shots, one shoulder, and one leg) and was able to drive himself to hospital and was out in two days. He was happy that she was ONLY packing a .380.

The .38 SPC wins over .380 and well, .357 Mag isn't even in the same zip code.

Whatever you chose, please don't separate yourself from you firearm. Purses are great..for holding makeup, checkbook, etc. Don't make it your go to location when your life may depend on it.

Oh, and never put a price tag on your life. You don't buy a car for the features it doesn't have, do you?

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I have a very good friend whos wife uses the bersa 380. She is not gun savy or likes to shoot atall. She has never had a FTF/FTE with hers in alomst 4 yrs. I would say he has about 500-700 rounds through it.
 

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I own and carry a Thunder 380 plus.I know you are asking about the CC but they are quite similar in size and performance execpt the Plus has a double stack 15 round magazine.
This is probally one of my favorite carry weapons of the guns I own.Accurate & dependable,it will feed any brand
of ammo I use.IMHO it's probally one of the best .380's being made...rc 8)
 
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