The Concealed Carry Option You May Not Have Known About: Bersa BP9CC

A 9mm handgun less than an inch wide with 8+1 capacity.  This has become nearly the norm for those looking for an easily concealed handgun for carry in hot weather or when utmost discretion is required.  It’s easy to think of the 2015 Glock 43, the S&W Shield after its initial recall 2013, but with a much quieter release in 2012 came the Bersa BP9CC.  Offering often under-appreciated features such as a visible and tactile loaded chamber indicator and ambidextrous magazine release the BP9CC fills even large hands comfortably and yet maintains a very slim profile.

Much like the tango dance of Bersa’s native Argentina the BP9CC is a blend of both simple movements and advanced techniques that isn’t too intimidating for the beginner yet offers a lot for the more experienced.  This handgun’s offerings nearly break down evenly:

For the Beginner For the Connoisseur
slide-serrationsEasy to handle Slide Serrations mag-releaseAmbidextrous Magazine Release
slim-profileSlim Profile and Loaded Chamber Indicator guide-rodDual-Coil Flat-Coil Spring on a Steel Guide Rod
mag-releaseTactile Memory Rest for Trigger Finger feed-rampLengthy Feed Ramp
lockKey Lock renders the gun inoperable steel-insertInternals are Secured by a Steel Chassis

Combined it makes for a handgun offering advanced features usually only found in much more expensive models that welcome both the new shooter and can grow with the user’s skills through years of reliable operation and without leaving the owner wanting of aftermarket improvements.  Perhaps part of why we don’t hear much about the Bersa BP9CC is that it hasn’t demanded the aftermarket attention that others in the single-stack 9mm lineup have.  Once you have the handgun all you need is a holster.

Perhaps the most impressive feature of the handgun is the trigger.  Initial pull is a bit long and squishy as is good for a defensive gun, and yet the reset is incredibly short and crisp permitting follow-up shots nearly instantaneously.  Plenty of trigger time to know the first shot needs to be taken, and immediate follow-ups if another shot is needed.


All in all the Bersa BP9CC is an impressive blend of what both new shooters and experienced seek in a slim defensive handgun.  See Erika and Graham give their impressions after shooting in the video below.  Be sure to watch their reset shots at the end:

Bersa BP9CC Shooting Impressions

For more close-up footage see the unboxing video below:

Bersa BP9CC Unboxing and Field Strip


3 thoughts on “The Concealed Carry Option You May Not Have Known About: Bersa BP9CC

  1. You know you can swap the magazine plate for a Keltec PF9 one that is very thin, I find it makes a huge difference, IWB holster has just enough pointy side sticking out to chafe a bit, and these fix it.

    Also, the geometry of the Hornady CD135s seem to be a bit off, I can load 8 of everything else, but only 7 CD’s, odd, since XTP’s fit fine.


  2. For those who didn’t know… Bersa is required by Argentine law to put a magazine safety in their pistols. It is not that Bersa doesn’t want to make them without that safety (to satisfy their foreign market), but they simply cannot do so. You will note that ALL models of Bersa pistols have a mag safety. I have one of these BP9cc pistols, and I believe that it is a very good gun.


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