Bersa is a fine firearm. Did you ever look at the fullsize hi cap thunder 9 and 40? They remind me of the old Walther P88 I love and cannot afford. Argentine produced and of very god materials. Excellent bang for teh buck.
What kind of .223 did you buy, and where from? I'm looking for some XM193 and can't find a good deal anywhere. It's always either out of stock, or way over priced. It seems everyone has XM855 or whatever the 62gr steel core stuff is, but I can't shoot that at any of the local ranges due to the 'fire hazzard.' :xAdler said:40 S&W and 223 arent that expensive if you shop around on the net. I bought 1000 rds of 223 for 110 with shipping and 40 S&W for about the same. Its still some money but alot cheaper than some ammo like 44mag....21 bucks for 50 at wally world. I found a place that sell it for 9 bucks a box but the shipping is godawful so I havent put in an order yet until I can buy a few hundred bucks worth.
Bersa is cheap cause tehe Argentine economy crashed a few years back and labor got uber cheap all of a sudden. Its really good shit man...the argentien factories were an FN contracter fora while so if thats an indicator on quality I say go.