I've had a Bersa Thunder 45 UC for about a year now. You can do a lot worse for the money. Mine has had no malfunctions in 400-500 rounds, and mechanically is rugged and reliable. The finish is a bit poor, but if you're looking for a good functional gun, the Bersa is a good choice.
It's a 7+1 capacity, and isn't finicky about ammo. Recoil is quite light, though a bit more than the 9mm version. Very comfortable ergonomics.
My Sig 220 is my favorite 45, and I've got my eye on a CZ 97 for the future, but the Bersa is a fine, inexpensive gun.