Hopefully you picked one up....
j u s t in time.
As you know, the Bersa Thunder 380 was grandfathered onto the California
DOJ approved handgun list.* It was allowed to be sold in California in
several finishes and does very well there.* Well, I am sorry to say that
as of this past Friday, we have been notified by the DOJ that the Bersa
Thunder 380 has been removed from the approved list and can no longer
be bought in California.* The main problem is that Bersa added the “key
lock” feature to the slide, which CA deems is altering the function of
the pistol, thus requiring us to have the pistol retested.* Only problem
is, we can’t have the pistol retested because it does not have a loaded
chamber indicator and that is one of the main requirements.
Long story short, we added a new safety feature, making the pistol even
more safe, but we have to stop selling them in California.* Please
remove all Bersa handguns from being sold in to California until further
We will see what we can do about getting our pistols compliant and give
it another shot.* Sorry for the news, as I know CA is a large market for
most of you.* Also, please pass this on to the appropriate departments
so that all your sales teams know what is going on.
Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.
Thanks, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Rafael Del Valle
National Sales Manager
Eagle Imports Inc.
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