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Bersa Thunder Magazines

About the Bersa Thunder Centerfire Pistol
Chambered in .380 ACP, the Bersa® Thunder is a sub-compact centerfire pistol, specifically engineered for personal defense applications. The Bersa Thunder is based on the iconic Walther® PPK, featuring a fixed barrel design, mounted to a lightweight aluminum frame with an external hammer and a reliable SA/DA fire system. The Bersa Thunder boasts a short, yet reliable 3.5” barrel and an elongated rear tang, engineered to deliver consistent field service and a snug, bite-free grip for enhanced comfort and control in high-stress environments. Further, the Bersa Thunder boasts a slide-mounted thumb safety and built-in de-cocker for improved safety and reliability, making the Bersa Thunder the perfect choice for beginners and experienced shooters alike. 

What Does “SA/DA” Mean and Why Does It Matter?
“SA/DA” is the industry-standard abbreviation for single-action/double-action. 

Single-action/Double-action pistols allow shooters to fire the pistol by either pulling the hammer back with their thumb or racking the slide before pulling the trigger (single-action), or by simply pulling the trigger and forcing the hammer to pull itself back prior to striking the firing pin (double-action).

In simple terms, Single-action means pulling the trigger does one action: releasing the hammer on the firing pin; the double-action system does two actions: pulling the hammer back and releasing the hammer on the firing pin. The single-action stage requires the hammer to be cocked (manually or mechanically) before firing, and offers a light, crisp pull, ensuring accurate shot placement and improved handling. A double-action pull, on the other hand, is much heavier and requires an intentional pull. With single-action/double-action pistols, the first trigger pull will be a double-action pull and much heavier. As the slide travels rearward, it will automatically cock the hammer, allowing you to fire with a light and crisp single-action pull with every shot thereafter, making the single-action/double-action system one of the most reliable and safest hammer-fired pistol designs in the world.

What’s the Advantage of a Sub-Compact Carry Pistol?
Sub-compact pistols are specifically engineered for concealed-carry applications, featuring a slim, streamlined profile and lightweight design, making them easy to conceal in virtually any IWB carry position. Though you may sacrifice overall carry capacity (most sub-compact pistols offer a 6+1 or 10+1 capacity), you’ll enjoy deeper concealment with virtually no printing.