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Congratulations on the new pistol. Been to the range with it yet? How about a report of it?
Seems to me that most folks wanna talk bad about Bersa and the .380 cartridge.
I ain't one of them. If the gun works and works for you great. And there is noting wrong with the .380 in my opinion. Placement and volume works!
 

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I'm afraid that there's been no such luck. The owner of the quarry we've always used died not all that long ago, and the property has been sold to someone who doesn't want anything to do with us. Currently I'm SOL when it comes to shooting.
I reckon the former quarry owner was a friend too. If so sorry about your loss. And now without a place to shoot that just doesn't help at all.
 

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That's good enough for me. I don't care if California likes it, I don't need that worry in a defensive pistol of mine. One less thing to go wrong.
Not to hijack but...... this is a defensive handgun or should have been (rotten fun sucking BATFE)
 

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Except there's a lack of qualty 28 gauge ammo set up for self defense rolls.

Also, much as I hate to defend them, the ATF didn't kill the Raging Judge. The prototype was cleared by them for importation for SHOT Show, otherwise it never would've made it into the country.
Thanks Becks!!! I don't like bad information, I dislike spreading even more!
Though if only it had been. What fun I would have had and still be having.
 

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Assuming fun can be had with Taurus that is...
Yep, I understand.
But I will say that my .357 Tracker has thousands of rounds through it and 12 years of service. My PT145 has thousands of rounds through it but only 4 years of service.
Not defending Taurus just the two I own.
Would like to give a Raging Bull 454 a whirl someday.
 

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Well being that I also own and shoot a Ruger Redhawk .44 Mag. I suppose I am a magnet for revolvers that shoot their barrels off.
I wonder what the BC, SD and penetration of the barrels are? Might have to make a Mannequin or 3D Target of Truth and do some testing:D.
And the follow up to video #3.
 

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Well that's just a crying shame. I really wanted to own a Ruger Redhawk one day. But if the barrels flying off is a regular occurrence I may have to look elsewhere. I might actually have to consider the S&W 29 and 629 series. They go for around the same price as the Redhawk on auction sites if you know where to look, and what model you're looking at.

Back on the subject of Taurus bashing though, they're pretty much Saturday Night Specials in their own right, considering all of the quality control issues they've been having. They might have better materials, calibers, and safety features included in them, but that doesn't really change anything.
Okay:cool:
 

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In other news unrelated to Taurus bashing, I'm thinking about dressing up my Bersa a bit. I'm thinking about getting some wooden grip panels, and a stainless steel finish slide to make it look a bit classier since I'm not a huge fan of the duo-tone finish.

The only problem with that approach is most stainless slides I'm finding specify that they're intended for the model without the firing pin block, and I don't know what to look for on mine to know if it's a compatible model or not. And a new slide from the factory costs about half of what the Bersa cost me to begin with.
I am not so sure I want to play anymore if your not going to continue to bash some of my hand guns:D

Concerning your Bersa could you possibly call the company to find out what the difference between the firing pin block and non block models?
What about removing the finish on the slide and just polishing it yourself. Would be a bit of elbow greased used but I suspect you would do a good job and it would look mighty spiffy.
 

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I was a Taurus owner myself, until I found out that the 24/7 couldn't chamber factory loads because their overall length was too long. After that I just got kinda soured on the line. How do you screw up factory specs that badly?

The thing about the Bersa is that even though it has a steel slide, it doesn't specify what type of steel. Stripping and polishing the finish might work, but then it would leave the steel unprotected and vulnerable to rust accumulation. And the more polished you make it, the more prone to rusting it is.
If Bersa offers a model that you want (stainless & wood grips) why not buy it then sell the piece you have now?
Oh and I hope you know I just like to have fun and am not giving you a hard time about not liking Taurus.
I own a 1977 Chevy 1/2 ton 4X4 pickup with the belly button 350 (four bolt main) and turbo 400 trans.
I have real good friends that hate Chevy, hate the 350 and hate old vehicles. I am not letting what they think about my truck bother our friendship.
Some folks like one thing and others like something different (well that is as long as it continues to work :D).
 

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Because the model I have is devoid of the internal locking mechanism that blights all current models like a malignant mole.

Oh I know. I know how to play with the boys and not get my feelings hurt.
Great!!! Well I am now off to go look at a Raven .25 ACP;)
 
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