by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
This report covers:
- The test
- Daisy BBs
- ASG Blaster BBs
- Crosman Copperhead BBs
- Shooting evaluation
Today we look at the accuracy of the Bersa BP9CC BB pistol. Several readers are interested because of the small size of this BB pistol. And in Part 2 we discovered that it delivers all the power that’s advertised.
I decided to use the same 3 BBs for today’s test as were used in the velocity test. One of them — the Daisy Premium Grade BB — gave significantly lower velocity than the other 2, and I thought that might make it a little more accurate, because it is tighter in the barrel.
The range was 5 meters and the gun was shot with my hand resting on the UTG Monopod. I have found this rest to be the handiest rifle and pistol field rest I’ve ever used. The way I hold it locks the gun solidly and is as steady as a bipod.
Since I had high hopes for the Daisy BBs, they went first. The first shot landed just below and slightly to the left of the aim point at 6 o’clock. Ten BBs made a group that measures 1.348-inches between centers.
ASG Blaster BBs
Next up were Blaster BBs from ASG. They went to the same general point of impact, but a couple shots were very wide. Since I didn’t call any pulled shots, they could only come from the ASG BB being less accurate than the Daisy. Ten BBs went into a group at 5 meters that measures 2.348-inches between centers. Yes, that is exactly one inch larger than the Daisy group, but don’t make too much of it. The measurement error on BB holes is easily 40-60 thousandths of an inch.
Nine of the 10 BBs went into 1.398-inches. I didn’t call any pulled shots, but those 9 shots are closer to what the Daisy BBs did.
Crosman Copperhead BBs
The final BB I tried was the Crosman Copperhead. You may recall this was the fastest BB in the velocity test. Copperheads averaged slightly higher on target and slightly more centered than the other two. At 5 meters 10 of them went into a group that measures 2.231-inches between centers.
As with the ASG BBs, there is a single flier that opened up this group. Nine Copperheads are in 1.978-inches. That’s not as small as the 9 ASGs, but I thought it was interesting that both BBs gave me a single flier. The Daisys gave no fliers.
The first thing I noticed is how sharp and clear the sights are. Part of that is due to how close the front sight is to the rear, but the rear notch is wide enough to allow good light on either side of the front blade. These sights are ideally suited to target shooting.
Next I noticed that the trigger that I had thought was easy to pull in earlier tests was actually harder than I had imagined. Stage two is crisp, but it feels heavier than the 4 lbs. 8 oz. I measured in Part 2. I think that is due to the pistol’s small grip frame. The trigger finger is closer to the palm of your hand than it would be in a larger pistol, so there is less ergonomic advantage when pulling it.
I do like the size and shape of the grip, though. It feels great in the hand and sice the firearm is chambered for 9mm Luger there couldn’t be enough recoil to worry about. In the BB gun, the recoil imparted by blowback is quick and light. I promised a reader to show the slide in the rear position, so here you go.
I will tell you that inserting a fresh magazine trips the slide lock, closing the slide for firing. The next time it remains open the gun needs to be reloaded. I’ve never experienced that in a pistol before — air or firearm. I think I like it.
The Bersa BP9CC BB pistol is a fun gun to shoot. The sights are very clear and the 2-stage trigger, while a little heavy, is at least very crisp. I wish the pistol was more accurate, but for a general-purpose BB pistol it does okay. I guess if you want accuracy in a BB pistol you look at something else. If you want a gun that’s fun to shoot, this could be the one.