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My Thunder 45 is a full size short recoil semi-automatic pistol manufactured by Bersa at the Ramos Mejia production plant in Argentina.




The slide and barrel are high strength steel and the frame is aluminum alloy. Available finishes are black matte, nickel, and a two-tone with a nickel finished slide and satin black frame. All the available finishing styles are non-reflective. The polymer grips are integrated "wraparound" style. The trigger is double-action for the first shot, single-action thereafter. The magazine is double stack and the slide remains open after the last round is fired. The magazine release button can be reversed for left-handed shooters and it has a "round in the chamber" indicator. It is one of the easiest, if not the easiest, semi-automatic handgun to field strip for cleaning.

The pistol features ambidextrous safety, a decocker activated by the safety lever, emphasized sights, combat trigger guard, an integrated accessory mounting groove in the frame (added after the year 2000), and a firing pin block.
 

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That's a nice firearm axxe55...I've shot my friend's at the range. It's like a PPK clone...
 

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Bersa is one of those under-rated firearms companies. i have had several over the years with no problems from any except one 380 i had several years ago that just didn't like the aluminum cased Blazer ammo, it shot just about anything else with no problems. i have had the same issue over the years with other pistols using that ammo, so i feel it's the ammo and not the firearm. since, i have bought or used any of the aluminum cased ammo, and will stick with brass cased ammo instead.

good looking pistols, guys. keep i'm coming!
 

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I know of a loaner thunder 380 with almost 20K though it without a hiccup and its never been cleaned , only oiled with CLP.

I will tell you never to get a nickel coated barrel because Bersa coats the inside too and the stuff will start to tear off. I've seen many Bersas do this and every one I had them replace the barrel with blue version. I've seen it happen to a 9mm, 380, and 22.
 

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I know of a loaner thunder 380 with almost 20K though it without a hiccup and its never been cleaned , only oiled with CLP.

I will tell you never to get a nickel coated barrel because Bersa coats the inside too and the stuff will start to tear off. I've seen many Bersas do this and every one I had them replace the barrel with blue version. I've seen it happen to a 9mm, 380, and 22.
good information to know there Johnny. i didn't know the insides of the barrel were chromed too. if i buy another i'll stick with the blued version.
 

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I have 2.. Model 85 blued and a 86 nickle... 85 been shot more times than I can count, only thing it will do is go back to safe all by itself... flip back to fire and empty the clip... will eat all that you feed it... The 86 nickle? well heard that the nickle will just come off easy.. I bought it new in 1994.. never been fired.. sure looks good though:rolleyes:
 
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