The recently released Bersa BP9CC was on prominent display at the 2012 SHOT Show. The BP9cc is a single-stack 9mm pistol imported into the US by Eagle Imports. This was the first chance I had to actually put hands on one, and I was very impressed.
The pistol felt very good in the hand: thin, but not so small my hands were searching for purchase. For concealed carry, I think a medium-sized, single-stack 9mm pistol is a very good choice for balancing ease of carry and stopping power. Less than an inch thick, but still holding 8+1 rounds with a 3.3″ barrel makes the Bersa a very nice compromise for CCW.
The trigger felt very nice when I dry fired the pistol at the Eagle Imports booth. The trigger didn’t seem to stack or stage – just a smooth, consistant pull straight back.
I am working with Eagle Imports to get a T&E sample of the Bersa BP9CC for a full review. I am really looking forward to getting this pistol out onto the range. MSRP is only $429 for the matte black pistol, meaning this gun could be a fantastic bargain for CCW.
Surviving the Street: Guide to Concealed Carry of a Firearm
Essential information on concealed carry. This book has just the basics - not a lot of fluff to get bogged down in. Easy to read, Surviving the Street introduces the reader to the important information you need as an armed citizen.
The author presents frank information about self defense in a way that is easy to understand and use.