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, consistent pull straight back. The trigger pull felt slightly different than a normal double action trigger. The best way I could describe it was that it felt like a switch instead of a long pull. Considering some people call the trigger a “bang switch.”
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.
Update: I had a chance to review this gun and wrote up the article here. Bottom line: the gun ran great and felt really good in the hand. The accuracy was very good and the recoil was mild. Read the review and see what all I had to say on it, but the spoiler is I really like the gun. For the price, it is an exceptional carry piece. If you have the chance to try one at the local range, it is worth the time to check the Bersa BP9CC out.