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Bersa
Model Thunder 380
Bersa Pistol Thunder 380 .380 Auto Variant-3
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.4-in
Length:6.6-in Height:4.92-in
Barrel:3.5-in Weight:23-oz
Variant 3 of 5
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (90 grain bullet)88650
  • Recoil Factor (90 grain bullet)2.4 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity8 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor54%
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:2001 -
Caliber:.380 Auto
Action:blowback operated semi-auto
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:slide mounted decock/hammer block
Magazine:7-round
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:black polymer
Sights:fixed blade front, floating notch rear
Notes:duotone finish
Manufacturer
Bersa SA
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Gun Value
MSRP:$318.00Used Est:$240.00
Last Update:6/13/2020
About the Gun

Known for their value and reliability, this series of pistols have become very popular in the US. Moderate pricing when they were first introduced led to speculation about their quality, but their reputation and popularity since has resulted in a higher price point today. Bersa Thunder-380 pistols use a simple blowback operation, with the return spring located around the barrel. The trigger double action, with an exposed hammer. The safety lever is located on the left side of the frame, and, when engaged, automatically decocks the hammer. There is also an internal firing pin safety, which blocks the firing pin unless the trigger is pressed.

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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