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BERSA Sweeps IDPA World Championship with BP9CC and Thunder Pro XT

By September 28, 2015No Comments
Click to watch Vallerga run the BP9CC at the World Championship

Click to watch Vallerga run the BP9CC at the World Championship

Eagle Imports, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, SPS, Bersa, Comanche and Grand Power firearms products, is pleased to announce that each member of team Bersa emerged as a world champion by taking first in their class at the 2015 IDPA World Championships held at the US Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sep. 14-19, 2015.

“After the intense shooting and stiff competition I encountered over the last two weeks it feels so good to know that my Bersa teammates and I all won our events and emerged as world champions. Bersa for the win! I’d like to thank Bersa for making this possible, my BP9CC ran like a dream and I couldn’t have asked for a better gun,” said Gaston Quindi Vallerga.

Compact Carry 1st Place World Championship

Vallerga took first in the Compact Carry Pistol Division, Master Class and second overall in the Compact Carry Division at the 2015 IDPA World Championships using the Bersa BP9CC. Federico Cassola took first in Stock Service Pistol, Sharp Shooter Class with the Bersa Thunder Pro XT and Rodrigo Suarez won Stock Service Pistol, Expert Class with the XT.

The IDPA World Championship attracted over 400 of the fastest and best competitive shooters from all over the world. The World Championship featured a punishing 16 stages and 242 rounds of competition.

“It’s amazing to see what Gaston and his teammates did at the IDPA World Championship. They’re as fast and as deadly of shooters as they come and the BP9CC and Bersa Thunder Pro XT are truly special guns. We’re proud to have three World Champions in our midst,” said Michael Sodini, President of Eagle Imports.


Instead of building around a subcompact frame like most concealed carry pistols, the BP9CC has a full grip that allows for a positive four-finger hold and less felt recoil. The full-size grip provides a higher carrying capacity than most subcompacts holding 8+1 rounds.BP9cc Matte

The striker-fired pistol features an integral locking system, loaded chamber indicator and automatic firing pin safety. The frame has a Picatinny rail for the addition of lasers and lights. The barrel bore has been micro-polished with sharp, deep polygonal rifling that results in shot after shot accuracy. It has a light, crisp and short trigger pull and interchangeable 3-dot sights.

Even though the BP9CC is more accurate, easier to shoot and offers a larger magazine capacity than other subcompact pistols, it remains as thin and compact as ever at only .94 of an inch wide, 4.8 inches high and 6.35 inches long.

BERSA Thunder Pro XT

This exciting model is the brainchild of experienced sport shooters. Tested under the most adverse conditions, the Bersa Thunder 9 Pro XT is the epitome of accuracy and dependability. It’s a double-action/single-action hammer fired pistol that has completely ambidextrous controls. It holds 17+1 rounds and has a blue steel slide riding on a satin finished, aluminum alloy receiver. It has a long 4.96 inch barrel, fully adjustable rear sight and fiber-optic front sight. It has an ergonomic, checkered polymer grip that allows a strong yet comfortable grip for rapid follow up shots.

Bersa Thunder Pro XT

For more info on Bersa, visit To keep up-to-date with Gaston Quindi Vallerga’s adventures in the shooting sports, you can follow him on Facebook. To follow Rodrigo Suarez competitive shooting career visit his Facebook.