The pistol is strong, well built, nicely engineered, accurate, visually appealing and very reliable. It has a matte black finish that is professionally applied and features a carbon steel slide paired with a hard coat anodized lightweight alloy frame. A factory installed set of checkered polymer grips provides a firm grasp on the pistol while also increasing control and maneuverability. For iron sights, the Thunder wears an adjustable rear with a fixed post front that acquires the target well. A seven-round magazine is included with the package. Arguably, the Bersa Thunder features one of the best traditional double action triggers of any compact pistol on the market. The double action first shot has a trigger pull that measures around 8lbs.