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Firestorm .22

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by centurion, Feb 19, 2010.


  1. centurion

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    Thinking about picking one up. Any one have any positive or negative comments? Made by Bersa. .22 cal version of their .380.
     

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  2. jj40

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    I have no experience with the .22. However, love my Bersa Thunder .380!
     

  3. lanternlad

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    Good luck finding one. If you do, let me know. I've been wanting one of those for a while but can't find one anywhere. They're very popular, and go like hotcakes.
     
  4. Spitzerbullet

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    Mine is a jam-o-matic. I think it's an early one and it has constant failures to extract with every brand of ammo I've tried. I believe it has a weak extractor spring and is jumping the rims. One of these days I'll try to fix it. I like every other thing about it, I just wish it was reliable.
     
  5. Tingle

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    Had mine about a year and a half with no problems. I use minimags and goldens. Like most .22 I have used it will act up when filthy, clean and lube and it's fine again.
     
  6. BK63

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    Had one a while back and it was a jam-o-matic, finally got rid of it.
     
  7. Pitt

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    I've had several Bersas and one other Firestorm. All were centerfire guns. All were reliable to a fault. GTer Ferfal recommends the Firestorm/Bersa .22s highly. I'm looking for one myself. If you get one, let us know how it works for you.
     
  8. Retired Squid

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    Have known two guys with one, one was worthless and the other perfect and were bought at same time and store one day and dealer gave them a real good price. It was only two he had and never has had another for some reason.

    But I had a Beretta Bobcat that I really liked but failure rate was about 50% and got a chance to get my money back and got rid of the gun. That's been my one and only Beretta. They do make beautiful SA revolvers.
     
  9. CajunBass

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    My wife has one that she has run, literally thousands of rounds through. With CCI mini mags, it runs like a Swiss watch, but chokes with most other ammo. No matter, she used it for her first carry gun, and planned to use CCI's anyway.

    Extra magazines are somewhat expensive. A Don Hume J.I.T. belt slide holster for a Makarov is a perfect fit.
     
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