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    SUCCESS! Bersa Model 85 Wood Grips Modded to Fit Bersa Thunder 380 Plus! Pic Heavy!

    Ahoy Shipmates!

    Well, I finally had a chance today, to tackle my Wood Grip Project, for my New Bersa 380 Plus that I picked up Thursday. I purchased a Very Good Used Set of Wood Grips off of EBAY, for a Bersa Model 85.

    MANY THANKS go to PollyB, for their Valuable Mod Pointers! They were extremely helpful!

    Using three different Bits on a Dremel Tool, I was easily able to Modify the areas on the Wood Grips, to allow them to fit on my 380 Plus. I used the #1 Setting on my Dremel, so it would be Slow-Speed, and not get away from me.

    Here are the Pics:

    Bersa 380 Plus with Factory Rubber Grips (Screws already Removed):


    Notched Area for the Slide Lock Lever, to be cut out on the Left Wood Grip:


    Pin Area to be Drilled Out on Left Grip (Note the Large Black Pin, just to the 5-O'Clock position of the Red "FIRE" Dot):


    Inside of Rubber Grips:


    Pin Hole and Slide Lock Lever Cut Outs:


    "E" Clip Cut Out:


    Bersa Model 85 Wood Grips (I have already Removed the "L" Notch for the Slide Lock Lever):


    Bersa 380 Plus & Bersa Model 85 Grips for Comparison:


    Inside of Both Grips:



    Final Pics are included on the next post!

    Cheers!

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    Re: SUCCESS! Bersa Model 85 Wood Grips Modded to Fit Bersa Thunder 380 Plus! Pic He

    More Pics.....

    Right Grip Cut Out Area for "E" Clip:


    Left Grip Pin Hole Area Cut Out:


    "E" Clip Area:


    The Finished Product:






    Cheers!

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    Re: SUCCESS! Bersa Model 85 Wood Grips Modded to Fit Bersa Thunder 380 Plus! Pic He

    Nice. The wood is much better looking than the rubber.
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    Re: SUCCESS! Bersa Model 85 Wood Grips Modded to Fit Bersa Thunder 380 Plus! Pic He

    Quote Originally Posted by PHMadness View Post
    Nice. The wood is much better looking than the rubber.

    Thanks! I think so too! They're just as thick as the Rubber Grips, and are most comfortable in my hands.

    Cheers!

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    Re: SUCCESS! Bersa Model 85 Wood Grips Modded to Fit Bersa Thunder 380 Plus! Pic He

    Gosh, don't you just love it when a plan comes together?

    Good job....Thanks for the pictures and explanations

    I'm sure we will see more of these since you've blazed the trail.

    regards jab

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    Re: SUCCESS! Bersa Model 85 Wood Grips Modded to Fit Bersa Thunder 380 Plus! Pic He

    Nice job. I love the wood look. And thanks to Jab too for helping out. This place is great for that
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    Re: SUCCESS! Bersa Model 85 Wood Grips Modded to Fit Bersa Thunder 380 Plus! Pic He

    Cudos to you Blackbeard... Those look great. I did so custom work on some 1911 grips a while back and it was nerve racking to start cuttin on em, but I was pleased with the end resaults.
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    Re: SUCCESS! Bersa Model 85 Wood Grips Modded to Fit Bersa Thunder 380 Plus! Pic He

    Very, very nice looking wood grips, great job!

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    Very nice, BB........
    You do great work. Thanks for sharing and for passing along the tip.....
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    Re: SUCCESS! Bersa Model 85 Wood Grips Modded to Fit Bersa Thunder 380 Plus! Pic He

    Thanks Folks! Now I just have to get it out to the Range on Thursday, and shoot it!

    Cheers!

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    Re: SUCCESS! Bersa Model 85 Wood Grips Modded to Fit Bersa Thunder 380 Plus! Pic He

    Quote Originally Posted by Americangirl01 View Post
    . . . Thanks for sharing and for passing along the tip.....
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    Re: SUCCESS! Bersa Model 85 Wood Grips Modded to Fit Bersa Thunder 380 Plus! Pic He

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbeard View Post
    Thanks Folks! Now I just have to get it out to the Range on Thursday, and shoot it!

    WHAT A BONEHEAD!!!!! I Cleaned and Oiled my New Bersa 380 + last night..... the one with my New Model 85 Wood Grips..... loaded my 3 15-Round Mags with 45 Rounds of WWB 115 FMJ Flat Nosed Ammo, from a WWB Value Pack of 100 Rounds..... put my Pistol and Mags in my Range Bag..... and left the rest of the 55-Rounds sitting on a shelf at home! So, I only shot 45 Rounds at the Range today! I'm NOT gonna break it in anytime soon, at this pace!

    Cheers!

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    Re: SUCCESS! Bersa Model 85 Wood Grips Modded to Fit Bersa Thunder 380 Plus! Pic He

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbeard View Post
    .... and left the rest of the 55-Rounds sitting on a shelf at home!
    been there

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