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Model: Thunder 45
Bersa Pistol Thunder 45 .45 Automatic Variant-3
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.4-in
Length:6.7-in Height:4.9-in
Barrel:3.6-in Weight:27-oz
Variant 3 of 4
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor189733
  • Recoil Factor9.01 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity8 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor85%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2002 - Disc.
Caliber:.45 Automatic
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:frame mounted decock/hammer block
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:black polymer
Sights:fixed blade front, white outline rear
Notes:Ultra Compact version, duotone finish
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Gun Value
MSRP:$490.00Used Est:$385.00
Last Update:5/10/2018
About the Gun

First introduced in 2002, the Bersa Thunder 45 is still in production, and is marketed in the United States as the 'Thunder 45 Ultra Compact'. The first production runs of Thunder Ultra Compact 45 pistols in the U.S. produced reliability problems for users, stemming from a somewhat-anemic recoil spring. The issue has since been resolved, and replacement springs are readily available from official distributors.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .45 Automatic
Alias: .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
MV: From 830 to 1140 ft/sec
ME: From 333 to 573 ft-lb
WT: From 165 to 230 grains
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.

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