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Bersa Thunder Ultra Compact Pro

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Soren, May 16, 2013.

  1. Soren

    Soren Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    Anyone have the Bersa Thunder 45 UC Pro or Bersa Thunder 9 UC Pro? Thoughts? Opinions?
     
  2. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    I had the UC Pro 9 and have shot the 45. Both are typical of Bersa -- excellent, almost overnight pistols at a reasonable price. I also had one of the first Bersa BP9CC polymer framed concealed carry 9mm pistols. All of them ran flawlessly. Lifetime warranty is also great since Bersa contracts all its customer service to several repair facilities in the states. I eventually sold/traded all of them, but not because of any problems. Just because I'm always changing around and getting new toys by selling or trading. I've come really close to buying the UC Pro 45 a couple of times. You won't go wrong with any of them. I've never heard a single complaint on Bersa' s 380s, either. That's really a rare thing in this day and age.

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  3. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    Overbuilt, not overnight. Dang you, spell check.

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  4. Soren

    Soren Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    Thanks! I have two Thunder 380's and they're great. Because of that I'm thinking of the UC Pro 9 or 45.
     
  5. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    The Pro series UCs also come with polygonally rifled barrels. That's another nice feature in such an inexpensive pistol. Unless you shoot a lot of lead reloads.
     
  6. Soren

    Soren Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    So, now I've just got to decide 9mm or .45.... or both... but which one first... :)
     
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    Bike Mike Colorado Springs New Member

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    Bought a Bersa Thunder UC Pro 9mm in early 2013. If you want to practice clearing jams this gun will teach you that. No matter what ammo I try it jams about once every 20 rounds. The machining on this thing is crap!!!
     
  8. Soren

    Soren Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    Interesting since my original post, I have bought (and shot a lot) all three Bersa UC Pros (.45, 9mm and .40). They are fantastic guns. They are comfortable, acccurate and I have not had any failures with any of them at all.
     
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  9. bumbazine

    bumbazine Newberg, OR Member

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    I had a UC45 for a while. The only thing I didn't like about it was that the grip was wide and kinda square and pounded my arthritic old thumb joint. Other than that it had great ergos and always ran perfectly. I never shot hollow points through it though. You could do a lot worse for more money.
     
  10. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    Did you bother sending it in for warranty service or did you just decide you needed to keep something around to complain about?
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I've only ever heard good about Bersa.. I had a .22 around 30yrs ago (and so did all my friends) and it ran like a champ.
     
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    Bike Mike Colorado Springs New Member

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    Took it back to the dealer that I bought it from right after my first trip to the range, and they noted a defect in the machining. Dealer told me to go home and use a small file to smooth out the rough edges, and all should be good.
     
  13. Soren

    Soren Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    You know, Bersa has a lifetime warranty on their guns. Get in touch with them. They will help make arrangement with the nearest warranty center to you.
    Your dealer should not have told you to pretend to be a gunsmith.
     
  14. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    They've had an established network of stateside repair service centers for as far back as I remember. By telling you to go ahead and do your own work on the gun, especially something like actual metal removal, your dealer probably talked you into voiding your warranty. Still, if you still have it, call Bersa up and explain the situation. They stand behind their guns.
     
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  15. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    I have the thunder .380, the .380+ and the pro 9.
    To a weapon, all are excellent in fit and finish, reliable and accurate.
    So much so that the 1911 commander is now in the safe and the thunder+ Is my EDC.
    They all run flawlessly no matter what grub I feed them. +1 on your choice!
     
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