Just recently received my first semi-auto as a gift. It is a Bersa .380 Thunder.
Pistol seems to be of good quality. Solid. Fits my hand. Handles/points well.
The only problem I seem to be having is the operation of the safety. It seems as though it is a three position safety: Safe, Decocker (?), Fire.
I have noticed that if the slide has been brought back and the hammer is fully cocked for SA shooting on the first shot, if I push the safety lever from Fire all of the way back to Safety, the hammer goes all of the way down except for the last 1/8 inch or so. I have noticed that a bar stops it from seating fully against the firing pin but it slams hard, but doesn't seem to contact the firing pin at all. Once I get the safety lever all of the way down, the hammer fully seats and rests in contact with the firing pin although it does so gently.
If my assumptions are correct, this pistol is DA/SA. SA on the first shot after racking the slide. SA for each successive shot.
If I lower the hammer via the safety lever and leave the it in second position (decocked?), then it is DA with each successive shot.
My next question is this: How is/should this pistol be carried for CCW? I am thinking a leather thumb break IWB Holster for the SA first shot and leave the hammer all of the way cocked/down with the safety lever sitting in the third position. This will provide for a quicker first shot with less trigger squeeze.
Or should I carry it with the hammer fully resting down and use the full DA trigger pull for the first shot?
Or is this all a matter of personal preference?
Or am I completely incorrect on all counts and this is only a DA first shot followed by SA follow up shots?
The manual leaves something to be desired as far as the operation of the pistol and I need to know this pistol works prior to actually loading it up and firing it for the first time.