I don't really think the Bersa was designed to slam shut when a magazine is inserted. Some of the so call experts will say it's a feature, but I strongly believe it's a design flaw. That is the reason I sold my Bersa 380. It truned into a slam happy piece of crap. I could have sent it off to have this "feature" disabled by one of those so called experts. But why spend $50 dollars shipping on such a cheap pistol? And by the way, the Bersa manual says nothing of this "feature" either. I think it was just cheaper to call a flaw a feature!ls6tt said:With my bersa and all of my friends hand guns, you slide a clip in with the slide back and it will chamber a round.
The PT 140 doesnt...issue with the gun? or not designed the same.
its oppoiste if theres and empty mag in the gun it will not allow you to push the slide relase, and the auto thing sonds a little dangerous to me, i have never heard of a gun that does this, but im no guru thoughRobby said:Well, I do not have the PT140, but I do have the PT111. In going thru the manual, and from my 6 months with mine there is no indication that the magazine being inserted will release the slide, and I have not had it occur.
The only reference is this( 3. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction when manually operating the slide to load the first cartridge from tge magazine into the chamber. Malfunctions which allow the pistol to fire without the trigger being pulled when the slide snaps closed are rare but can happen. Always
grip the slide so that your fingers, hand, elbow, and other parts of your body are BEHIND the pistol and your finger is off of the trigger.)
I would assume this would not apply, but is a good safety anyway.