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Bersa
Model: Thunder 9
Bersa Pistol Thunder 9 9mm Luger Variant-1
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.5-in
Length:6.5-in Height:4.5-in
Barrel:3.5-in Weight:24.5-oz
Variant 1 of 5
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor140192
  • Recoil Factor5.48 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity14 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor88%
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:2000 - Disc.
Caliber:9mm Luger
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:frame mounted decock/hammer block
Magazine:13-round
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:black polymer
Sights:fixed blade front, white outline rear
Notes:Ultra Compact version, matte finish
Manufacturer
Bersa SA
More Info
Gun Value
MSRP:$475.00Used Est:$350.00
Last Update:5/6/2017
About the Gun

The Thunder 9 was the first gun made in the Thunder series of pistols from Bersa. It was introduced into the US market only after the lifting of the Clinton-era ban in 2004. Addressing both the requirements of the ban and surging consumer demand for a concealable carry pistol, the smaller Thunder 9 Ultra Compact was introduced in 2000. Patterned closely after the earlier, double-stack 9mm Model 90, the Thunder 9 features an aluminum alloy frame for lightness, with the rest of the pistol's metal parts made of 4140 steel.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: 9mm Luger
Alias: 9mm Parabellum
MV: From 985 to 1500 ft/sec
ME: From 294 to 450 ft-lb
WT: From 90 to 147 grains
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was introduced along with the Luger semi-automatic pistol. The pistol and cartridge was first adopted by the German Navy in 1904 and then by the German Army in 1908. This cartridge has since been adopted by the military of practically every non-Communist power. It has become the most popular and widely-used handgun cartridge in the world. Performance wise, the 9mm cartridge has somewhat more power than the .38 Special but falls well short of the .357 Magnum.

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