One question a writer can expect to receive occasionally is “What handgun should I buy?” While it might be reasonable to assume we would have a little more knowledge than many folks, without knowing what your experience, needs and intended uses are, it is difficult to recommend a handgun for you. I personally have a standard litany of questions I ask before answering, beginning with, “Have you shot handguns before?” and followed by, “What are you buying it for, and how much do you want to spend?”
It was a pleasure testing and reviewing the Bersa Thunder 40. Bersa has got it going on with the guns they make today. This small company was known in the past as a “junk” gun maker. Like many of the past, through various changes Bersa has emerged as a company that is putting out excellent self defense handguns. And that is all you will find on Bersa’s web site is self defense handguns.
The truism goes “You get what you pay for,” but sometimes you get more than what you pay for. The perfect example of this is the Bersa Thunder 40 Ultra Compact Pro. These handguns are made in Argentina, and all of the ones I’ve tested have been accurate, reliable and well worth the money.