Bernardelli 9mm corto

02-12-2007, 03:16 PM

This is my first handgun bought in December. I fear that it is the beginning of something out of control. I love the flared-out thumb rest, as it makes the gun feel perfectly fitted to my hand. The only problem is that the screw in the rear sight that controlls vertical aim is loose and slips as the gun cycles. Will take care of that when the weather warms and I can get out to spend time on it.

The Bernardelli company is now defunct, so the website offers no info on the gun or a suggestion of where to find it (info). What do you know about the gun? Andy in Italy, what might you know? It is a model USA .380. I think they made this as a law abiding version of either their P 80 or P 60. Other that that, all I know is that I like to shoot it, the way it handles, and having it full of 7 hydra-shoks makes me feel more comfortable.

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02-12-2007, 03:27 PM
Bernardelli Mod. USA

The Bernardelli Model USA (Bernardelli Model 60) is an Italian single-action service and target-shooting pistol. It was first produced in 1968 for the American market. It is available chambered for the 7.65 mm ACP, .32 ACP and .22 Long Rifle cartridge and takes a 10- or 7-round magazine

02-12-2007, 04:06 PM
Popeye... no .380?

02-12-2007, 04:28 PM
I believe the original posting contained a misprint.

Bernardelli MOD.USA

Notes: This weapon was designed primarily with civilian US buyers in mind, but is also popular as a backup pistol for police. It is a single action straight blowback weapon with a decocker and a manual safety. The rear sight is adjustable, something that is unusual in such a pistol.


.380 ACP
0.69 kg

.32 ACP
0.59 kg

.22 Long Rifle
0.44 kg

Old Soldier
02-12-2007, 05:54 PM

- .22 LR, .32 ACP (disc.), or .380 ACP. cal., semi-auto, single action, steel frame, loaded chamber indicator, adj. sights, target bakelite grips, 7 shot (.380 ACP) or 10 shot (.22 LR) mag. Disc. 1997.
100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$380 $295 $250 $215 $185 $165 $145
This model has the same technical specifications as the Model 60.
Add $60 for chrome finish.
Last MSR was $425.

02-13-2007, 06:00 AM
I have one somewhere back home in storage. I replaced the grips on mine - I don't like the thumb rest. In the couple hundred rounds I've put through mine, I've never had a problem. Think I bought it off a friend who needed divorce money.

02-13-2007, 07:18 AM
I had one of those in the early 70's and it was very reliable and accurate. I only had it for a couple of months. Another officer at the police range saw me shooting it and offered me a premium over what I had paid, so I sold it to him. I know he carried it as a back up and off duty for at least 3 years and then I lost track.

02-13-2007, 10:29 AM
Thanks for the responses, gentlemen.

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