For my wife’s first handgun, she was pretty set on a .380. We tried Walther, Sig, Bersa, and the Cheetah. I preferred the Sig 230, but my wife ended up with the Bersa. She actually like the Cheetah but thought it was too big…that was even a side-by-side comparison and you’re correct in that they are very, very close in size to the Bersa. Needless to say, of all the choices, she picked the Bersa and with three new additional CCW pieces, it’s still here favorite.
I like the lines of the 85BB, it think it’s the squared trigger guard that makes them look bigger as it kind of makes the Bersa look larger in the photo. Still, both are excellent functioning .380’s!