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.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.