Last week we reported about the launch of Bergara Small Batch, a new series of limited-edition firearms built in this Spanish company’s US branch in Georgia with their barreled actions and various aftermarket parts and accessories. Shortly after the introduction of the Small Batch, Bergara North America has released the first firearm in this series which they named Sidekick. Let’s see what features it packs.
Bergara Small Batch Sidekick is a short action bolt-action pistol available in .308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor and .223 Remington (Wylde chamber) caliber options. The fluted stainless steel bolt of Bergara Premier action has a separate two-lug floating head with a spring-loaded sliding extractor. The firing pin can be disassembled without a use of tools. The bolt is nitrided and the rest of the barreled action is finished with Graphite Black Cerakote. The 10.5″ stainless steel fluted barrel is threaded with the 5/8-24 thread pitch. This pistol also features a TriggerTech Primary trigger that can be adjusted within the 1.5-4 lb pull weight range.
The aluminum chassis is developed specifically for the Sidekick pistol by Black Collar Arms. The chassis features an ambidextrous magazine release, M-LOK slots on 3, 6, 9 o’clock positions of the forearm along with an Arca Swiss rail at the bottom, a Picatinny rail section for stock/brace mounting, and two ambidextrous QD sling swivel sockets. The chassis is finished with Multicam Black Cerakote. The gun comes with an SB Tactical folding brace and ERGO pistol grip. It is compatible with AICS pattern magazines. The overall length of this pistol is 28.25″ (with the brace deployed) and it weighs in at 5.8 lbs.
The MSRP of Bergara Small Batch Sidekick bolt-action pistol is $2899. It comes with one 10-round magazine and an Eberlestock S27 Little Trick backpack. Each Bergara Small Batch gun will also come with a challenge coin made of barrel blank sections. This pistol will be made in a limited quantity of 200 pieces. The estimated start of shipping is Spring/Summer 2021.
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