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Old 02-19-2010, 19:23   #1
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Firestorm .22

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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Old 02-19-2010, 19:29   #2
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I have no experience with the .22. However, love my Bersa Thunder .380!
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Old 02-19-2010, 22:33   #3
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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.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:42   #4
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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.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:49   #5
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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.
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Old 02-22-2010, 20:16   #6
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Had one a while back and it was a jam-o-matic, finally got rid of it.
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Old 02-24-2010, 20:48   #7
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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.
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Old 02-25-2010, 17:48   #8
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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.
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Old 02-25-2010, 17:56   #9
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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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