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Model 83
Bersa Pistol 83 .380 Auto Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:1.29-in
Length:6.6-in Height:4.7-in
Barrel:3.5-in Weight:24.5-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (90 grain bullet)88650
  • Recoil Factor (90 grain bullet)2.26 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity8 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor54%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1988 - 1994
Caliber:.380 Auto
Action:blowback operated semi-auto
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:slide mounted decock/hammer block
Frame:blued carbon steel
Sights:low profile blade and notch
Notes:internal slide catch
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Gun Value
MSRP:$288.00Used Est:$260.00
Last Update:6/13/2023
About the Gun

This gun was an improved version of Bersa's previous Model 383, chambered in .380 Auto. The new 83 omitted an external slide catch, opting for an internal mechanism where the user would pull back a locked slide in order to release it.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .380 Automatic
Alias: 9mm Browning Short
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:90 grains
MV:985 ft/sec ME:194 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Designed by John Browning and introduced by Fabrique Nationale of Belgium, this cartridge has achieved world-wide acceptance and has even been adopted as the standard pistol cartridge by several governments. One reason for the round's success is that it is the largest practical cartridge that can be easily adapted to small automatic pocket pistols. Ballistics fall far short of even the 9mm Luger, but still prove adequate for most self-defense situations. The round has established quite a niche position in this role, often being chosen over more traditional small calibers such as the .25 and .32 Autos.

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