As more states begin choosing not to regulate the right of their citizens to carry a licensed firearm we see a trend towards smaller, sleeker and light weight pistols built specifically for concealed carry. People want increased firepower coupled with safe and ergonomic design, increased reliability and negligible malfunctions, all crammed within a moderately prized sidearm.
The BP9CC, Bersa's first polymer light weight pistol with a single stack magazine, boasting a slender grip frame, less than 1 inch thick, with a polymer receiver with side that have molded-in knurling and serrations on the front and backstraps for nearly a full size grip that is firm and secure during firing. The Bersa BP9CC can easily be concealed inside a waistband holster without adding much bulk.
The BP9CC differs from Bersa's earlier, though very popular, Thunder series of 380, 32, and 22 caliber auto pistols. The Bersa BP9CC is a striker-fired, polymer framed semi-automatic, is very thin, and easy to conceal. The Bersa is not the smallest, nor the lightest 9mm pistol on the market, but Bersa seems to have gotten the size and weight just right.
The grip of the Bersa is well textured for a positive hold and its magazine release is ambidextrous. An accessory rail under the muzzle on the frame allows for rapid attachment of tactical lights and lasers. The disassembly is quick and easy and the recoil spring is captured on a steel guide rod. A feature of particular mention in the BP9CC is that it has a superb trigger feel for any striker-fired semi-automatic pistol. The butter smooth action weighed with just the right resistance offers rapid fire capacity.
The sidearm has several features that make it well suited for concealed carry and reflexive use during any emergency. The sidearm incorporates a trigger disconnect safety. Hence until and unless a magazine is securely present in the gun, the pistol with not fire even when a round is loaded into the chamber. It has no manual safety lever but has an integrated passive striker safety which holds the striker from striking unless the trigger is pulled completely. The rear of the slide is fitted a tactile and visual loaded chamber indicator that indicates whether a round is loaded in the chamber or not. Since some states require that a side arm is locked at all times unless needed, the Bersa BP9CC has a keylock at the right rear of the slide that will make the weapon incapable of firing when activated.
The BP9CC sights are a non-typical 3 dot sight set up where the front sight has a noticeably larger dot. Both the front and rear sights are adjustable for wind age correction by drifting laterally in their slide dovetails coupled with a recoil that makes even the stoutest +P+ loads easy to control, target acquisition and strike follow one another like a breeze.
The Bersa BP9CC is truly a fine handgun for concealed carry personal protection. Its sleek and ergonomic design coupled with great recoil offers increased reliability, negligible firearm malfunctions, accuracy and fire power in a lightweight, compact, ultra thin handgun that delivers the quality, reliability and durability you've come to expect from Bersa.