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|Posted on June 25, 2015 at 1:50 PM|
Today I'll be going over the Bersa BP9cc. This is a 9mm double action only (DAO) with a smooth crisp 3.1 pound trigger that feels like a single action. The bp9cc weighs in at 21.5 oz empty, comes with two 8 round magazines that are easy to load and feed smoothly. The barrel length is 3.3 inches with an overall length of 6.35 inches a height of 4.8 inches and .94 inches wide.
This handgun feels really good in your hand. It's more of a midsize than a compact but is still easy to carry concealed. I have fed several different types of ammo through this handgun and haven't ran into any problems yet. It has all fed easily with no jams or failures due to the handgun yet. I have had plenty of misfires due to the ammo but not the handgun itself.
The accuracy of this firearm is on par with all the other Bersa firearms I've fired. It has adjustable sights but this one is a tack driver out of the box. It has a great natural point of aim in your hand. It is a very slim handgun which is great for concealing and for smaller hands. It has a long enough grip for larger hands as well. I did put a small hogue handall jr. on the grip which made it just right for me. It had just a bit of room between my fingers and the grip in the front but the hogue grip fixed it. It truly fits like a glove now.
Drawing the firearm was very easy to get used to. Point shooting came easily once I fired a few rounds for practice making sure the sights were accurate, I then started firing sets of 5 and was hitting a really good group at 10 yards. Less than an inch for most of the 5 round sets. This handgun has a nice large front sight which makes aiming a breeze. I then practiced drawing it empty just to get a feel for it in my conceal carry holster. I then proceeded to draw hot and fire. Speeding up as I got comfortable with the firearm. I am very pleased with the firearm and was able to achieve 1.31 seconds from concealed carry iwb side holster to target. I had some slower some faster but this is a basic average.
The slide on this handgun is easy to rack for most. I didn't have to put a gorilla grip on it to pull it back. The ammo loads very smooth even if you release the slide slowly. The magazine releases easy when empty or has 7 or less in it. If it has a full mag you need to push up on it and then push the magazine release for it to release easily. This isn't a problem for me as long as it comes out easy empty and it does.
I did smooth the inside of the trigger guard because it had a seam bur which was rubbing my finger and was a little uncomfortable to me. So I just took a smooth round honing stone and smoothed it out.
Taking the handgun down was simple. Just unload the handgun, pull the slide back a little and pull while wiggling the slide lock lever until it comes out and push the slide forward. It has a floating barrel so you'll want to remove the spring and barrel to clean your handgun. Putting it back together was as easy as stripping it down.
I really do like the Bersa BP9cc for a concealed carry / home defense handgun. It is very accurate, shoots smooth, with little recoil. My wife doesn't like the snappy recoil of a lot of 9mm handguns but doesn't mind shooting this one. She says it's very manageable even for her. It is easy to shoot accurately both strong and weak hand either two or single handed. I carry this handgun daily and am very pleased with it. I carry extra mags and use Speer gold dot for my defensive rounds. These are the same rounds I load my .357 sig & mag with and really like them.
If you like midsize handguns to carry concealed this one is a great choice. It is very comparable in size to the S & W shield. I have fired a shield and the trigger is heavier at about 6.5 lbs, and the slide is harder to pull. Outside of that they are about the same in size and feel. If you don't like a light trigger the BP9cc is not for you, or if you need an external safety it doesn't have one. If you don't need or want an external safety and like the light trigger pull this handgun might be what you're looking for.
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