A short while ago I acquired a Bersa Thunder 380 for a lady friend of mine and of course I got to shoot it with her. She fell in love with it and has bought it from me. I was rather impressed with it for the $300 price tag and ended up buying a stainless model for myself. Anyway, a few days later I ran across a Thunder 45 Ultracompact on Texas Gun Trader and after reading a few good reviews on line I managed to buy it.
Took it to the range today after work and was very impressed with it. I tried 3 different types of ammo including my reloads and it ran without a hitch. Accuracy was superb and the little pistol was very comfortable to shoot, even with hot loads. The gun was LNIB for $420 and shot very well. I think I'll keep it!
Time will tell about the longevity of the gun but if you're looking for a compact 45 on a budget I would certainly suggest you give one a try.