[SHOT 2024] Bersa Unveils New 1911 Lineup

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Bersa New 1911 Lineup

At the SHOT Show 2024, Bersa took a significant step into the classic firearms arena by unveiling its new 1911 lineup, consisting of six new models. All these fresh entries to the market are government models, boasting the traditional 5-inch barrel size favored by many enthusiasts of this iconic design.

The company showcased a variety of finish options to cater to different tastes, including black, flat dark earth (FDE), polished, and two-tone variants. For prospective buyers, the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) begins at $1,050 for the black model, escalating to $1,119 for the versions with a mirror finish. The prices for other finishes settle between these two figures.

Bersa New 1911 Lineup
Here’s a brief rundown of the product specifications that Bersa is offering with these models:

Product specs:

  • Barrel Length: 5 inches
  • Frame & Slide: 416 Stainless Steel
  • Front Sight: Ameriglo
  • Rear Sight: Novak
  • Grips: VZ
  • Safety: Ambidextrous
Bersa New 1911 Lineup

It should be noted that each of these firearms is crafted with a 416 stainless steel frame and slide, providing durability and a premium feel that one would expect from a 1911-style handgun. The selection of Ameriglo for the front sight and Novak for the rear sight suggests an emphasis on reliability and accuracy, two critical attributes for users. The grips are from VZ, which are renowned for their high quality and firm hold. Lastly, an ambidextrous safety feature has been included, which is a thoughtful touch for accommodating both right and left-handed shooters.

Bersa New 1911 Lineup

Bersa’s entry into the 1911 market is notable as the company is known for offering reliable firearms at competitive prices. With their latest offering, it seems they are prepared to meet the demands of 1911 aficionados and potentially win over newcomers with their robustly engineered models and variety of aesthetic choices.

Bersa New 1911 Lineup
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  • Marcus D. Marcus D. on Jan 26, 2024

    I am not shocked by the price, as the feature set is quite good, assuming of course that they run reliably. As someone else noted, there are a large number of pistols in this price range--or 4 to 500 dollars higher for a comparable gun. Other than Rock Island GI series, the low end models from Tisas et al are not available in California. The comparable Rocks are $750+.

    • William McReynolds William McReynolds on Jan 30, 2024

      @Marcus D. Both slide and frame are made of 416 SS? I thought that dis-similar alloys were required to prevent galling.

  • Evi1joe Evi1joe on Jan 26, 2024

    I've heard these are very impressive and made 100% in America, but at that price point, I'm not interested at all. I'm not sure who the market for this gun is as most 1911 people tend to want the nicer stuff or the cheaper stuff (the last 1911 I got was right in the middle: a new Colt Competition for $725 in like 2019).