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Firestorm .22

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

  1. centurion


    Feb 17, 2002
    Thinking about picking one up. Any one have any positive or negative comments? Made by Bersa. .22 cal version of their .380.
  2. jj40


    Sep 13, 2009
    Central Florida
    I have no experience with the .22. However, love my Bersa Thunder .380!

  3. lanternlad

    lanternlad Mythmatician

    Mar 28, 2008
    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


    Apr 6, 2006
    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


    Aug 8, 2005
    Las vegas
    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


    Sep 15, 2005
    Had one a while back and it was a jam-o-matic, finally got rid of it.
  7. Pitt

    Pitt Gangstalicious

    Jun 7, 2004
    South Carolina
    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

    Retired Squid

    Jul 7, 2007
    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. 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.