Kathy Jackson, the managing editor of Concealed Carry Magazine, challenged me to find and purchase a defensive handgun for $300 or less that I would trust my life to—and just to add a bit of spice to this challenge, a workable holster had to be included in the $300
I picked up a used Bersa Thunder CC 380 Satin Nickel finish this weekend and took it to the range. I've never been a fan of the 380 round, but I like Bersa products. My Thunder 9 ultra compact is an awesome gun. I got a good deal on this one, so why not.
Manufactured in Argentina by Bersa and distributed in the United States by Eagle Imports, the Bersa Thunder 380, a Walther PPK-lookalike, has been a top seller for Bersa for several years. A firearms manufacturer in Argentina since 1958, Bersa has supplied the Argentine military with handguns. While not as well known as many of the larger firearms manufacturers willing to spend big money on marketing and advertising, Bersa’s firearms have sold steadily thanks to their affordable retail prices.