The missus has carried a Thunder 380 for years. Today at the range, she brought it to me and said she had a jam. She cleared the jam but couldn't rack the slide. I could get the slide back about 1/4" and could see into the chamber that there was no live round but couldn't rack the slide with a fresh magazine in place. I got the pistol home and cleaned it thoroughly and remove the grips. I couldn't see ANYTHING wrong. During this cleaning, I put the slide back on and before reinstalling the grips, found I could rack the slide normally with a magazine in place. As soon as I put the grips on, I couldn't get the slide back. My wife uses rubber wrap grips from a Firestorm 22 so I changed to the stock grips and had the same problem. With the grips on, if I manually half-cock the trigger I can sometimes rack the slide. The mag release and safety seem to work normally. Anyone have any ideas?
As far as Bersa repairs, the warranty card says I have to send the weapon to a repair center on my dime. I initially registered the thing with Bersa. I am not sure I can find "proof of ownership". Guess I will have to call them to find out if this is a big deal. Which repair center is best?