LaserLyte® and Bersa® are offering a new combination pistol w/laser in the form of the Bersa Thunder .380, with matte blue finish (this is just the newest of several colors offered) and the LaserLyte Bersa laser CK-MS. I haven't shot one of these myself, but I've requested one for T&E. I'll let you know how it shoots once I've had it on the range. It will be a bit of a change-up for me, as for my off-duty gun I've always carried .38+P or 9mm. Never really done much with .380.
Anyway, I've talked to a couple of guys who like the Bersa but it's not widely known in my neck of the woods. That said, the only thing I've heard negative from guys who follow Bersa is a slight disenchantment with some of the hyperbole in their descriptions (most shooter are far more interested in performance and solid accessories than a "custom case with contrasting red zipper" they'll probably lose or discard anyway). Having the weapon arrive with an inside-the-pocket holster is a nice touch though.
More to follow.
The LaserLyte® CK-MS lasers are described as being corrosion proof and are built of a glass-built nylon to reduce weight. The unit takes 2xA76 batteries.
LaserLyte CK-MS Features include:
- Ambidextrous, ergonomic switch
- Programmable laser, constant or pulse mode
LaserLyte® CK-MS Specifications:
Compatible Firearms: Bersa® Thunder .380
Power Output: Class IIIA, 5mw
Laser module: 650nm
Batteries: two A76 batteries
Battery Life: 5 hrs. constant on, 10 hrs. pulse mode (normal usage*)
Weight .77 ounces/24.00 grams
Length: 2.25 inches/57.24 mm
Width: .69 inches/17.64mm
Height: 1.54 inches/39.22mm
Range at Night: 500 yd., 457.2 m
*Normal usage is defined as one minute on and one minute off. This test mimics actual usage where the unit is turned on and off and the battery is given time to automatically regenerate.
Capacity: 7 + 1
Barrel Length: 3.5"
Weight: 20 oz.
LaserLyte CK-MS Bersa Thunder Package:
Part Number: T380MLLKIT
Retail Price: $420.00