The Thunder .380, Bersa’s best selling model, offers numerous valued features – accuracy, reliability and versatility in a lightweight, compact design. It’s easy to appreciate so much for so little. The Thunder .380 has earned a worldwide reputation of quality and is truly one of the best performance-for-price buys on the market. It’s lightweight, small-frame and ideal capacity combines with Bersa’s time-tested reliability and accuracy to make the Thunder .380 an excellent choice for personal protection.
This is the most reliable pistol I ever bought, right out of the box. Fired about 500 rounds so far and have never had a FTE or FTF. I added rubber grips for a better feel. Glad I did that. Liked it so much I followed my purchase of it by ordering a Thunder Ultra Compact 9mm. My guess it will be equally reliable. For the price, you can't beat these pistols.
Review by Marc (on 5/17/2017)
Reason for the 4 stars has been always my major complaint about this gun which are the
ADJUSTABLE SIGHTS! Adjustable sights in my opinion, do not belong in any Pocket Pistol!
The Finish would be another which could be improved. Nevertheless, however; my trust of this weapon has found it's way into my family member's house. Accuracy, simplicity, dependability best describe this little "fighter."
On a lighter note, thank the stars that Bersa offers the Thunder Combat and Thunder CC
for those who "favor" fixed sights and yes! A bobbed hammer!!
Review by Joe (on 3/12/2017)
This little pistol is great! The accuracy, durability and functionality of the BERSA Thunder .380 is phenomenal. I shoot better with this pistol than any of my other subcompacts! great job BERSA!!!
GREAT CONCEALABLE PISTOL
Review by MAN FROM KANSAS (on 2/18/2017)
I've owned my Bersa Thunder 380 for 10 years now and I still love it. It is very accurate and fun to shoot. I've compared it to plenty of other 380's and its still my favorite by far.
Very good but not a cheap style of gun.you can trust your life to this gun.
Review by George (on 2/4/2017)
I have more than 1 gun but the bersa is easy gun to use and it's dependable to a fault. Please
James Bond would be proud
Review by Liam (on 1/13/2017)
I have been looking for a conceal carry for quite a while. I am a first time hand gun owner and wanted a firearm that would be for close quarters protection. I was looking for a Walther PPK in a larger than 22 caliber, none to be found. A former colleague mentioned that Bersa had a similar designed firearm named the Thunder. I purchased one at my local dealer and took it out to the range the next week. The gun is nice, I know I am not a marksman, however, I did pretty well. Would recommend highly. As far as the James Bond mention (and his PPK). I was born in October on the 7th in 1962. (100762). The first 007 movie came out in 1962. That is why I was going for this style hand gun. Crazy I know, but I made a really wise choice. The gun is awesome and will not let you down.
Review by Tracy (on 9/24/2016)
I have had my 380 Bersa for a couple of months now. I really enjoy shooting the gun. The trigger on it is great, the feel of the whole gun is great. Can't go wrong buying the 380 "Thunder" Bersa!!
Pleasantly impressed with this little gun.
Review by Anthony (on 8/25/2016)
The Bersa Thunder 380 in matte finish was the first pistol I ever bought. In fact it was my first gun ever. Being a novice shooter with small children at home I wanted a gun that was "safe." I know that the main safety is between the owners ears however Thunder 380 is a very forgiving gun. The DA/SA trigger allows for a heavier, longer initial trigger pull diminishing the likelihood of accidentally firing because of nerves or stress. There has to be a deliberate steady pull on the trigger to fire it. Secondly, there is a manual safety/decocker that can be engaged which prevents firing even if the trigger is pulled. Finally, there is an integrated lock which totally freezes up the gun using the included key. I found this helpful when I had to suddenly run to the local hospital and change into scrubs (don't like like to leave my guns in cars) for an emergency. I knew that it was inoperable in the doctor's locker room.
Shooting the .380 ACP in a gun this size is a breeze. The single action pull is nice and this gun is ACCURATE. I think it's because of the fixed barrel; I am by no means a great shooter. It has also been very reliable with I think one FTF in the first 100 rounds but otherwise no issues. It's had about about between 900-1000 rounds through it. It runs with all types of ammo and I carry Hornady 90gr FTX Critical Defense for self defense.
I took my first practical pistol course after getting my CCW with it and did great. At first people looked down on this "lowly" 380 but the gun ran without a hiccup, through 300 rounds that day and made me look pretty good in the accuracy department. There were people with fancy polymer guns and spiffy 1911 that couldn't say that. In fact, that 1911 gave his poor owner so much trouble I doubt he has ever trusted it. Me? I know I can trust my life and the lives of my family to the Bersa Thunder 380. I can't give a better endorsement than that.
Some criticism might be that it does have some pointy edges such as the beavertail, saftey/decocker and the slidelock. These can sometime poke into you when carrying. I have found a good holster helps prevents this. I bet the Thunder 380 CC and Thunder 380 Combat models don't have those issues as much.
Exceptional little handgun
Review by chuck92 (on 6/2/2016)
When I first saw this pistol, I immediately thought of the Walther PPK, and it actually does share a lot of similarity with that famous little gun. besides all that, however, I found that the Bersa was actually as good, if not better than the PPK in terms of accuracy, reliability, price, and quality. I carry this gun every day, and I absolutely trust it with my life, because I know that when it counts, it will do the job without fail every time. I highly recommend this amazing little firearm to anyone that wants top quality performance and a limited budget. Outstanding job Bersa!
Review by Bucky (on 5/11/2016)
I chose the 380 thunder for four reasons , the safety's , the size, the looks, the price, after shooting mine, I will add smooth shooter, and accurate right out of the box , at 25 feet