Bersa’s Affordable 1911s and BP13 Prototype — SHOT Show 2024

SHOT Show 2024

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Bersa made a big splash at SHOT Show 2024, unveiling a new line of 1911 pistols and polymer handguns. Raphael, the Director of Sales and Marketing at Bersa, gave us a preview of their latest offerings set to energize the market this spring.

The highlight of the showcase was the B1911, which is currently chambered in .45 ACP. The B1911 marks a significant move for Bersa as they shift to full production in the United States, specifically their new factory in Georgia.

Crafted with a 416 stainless steel slide and frame, the B1911 features a checkered front strap, VZ Grips, ambidextrous controls, an iron Novak rear sight, and an Ameriglo tritium front sight. With future plans to expand the caliber options to include 9mm and 10mm, Bersa is catering to a wide range of shooters.

Bersa’s B1911 comes in six distinct finishes, offering shooters the ability to select their preferred style, including high polish stainless and flat dark earth. The MSRP ranges from $999 to $1,099, promising affordability without compromising quality.

They got an array of affordable 1911s for 2024.

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Beyond the steel, Bersa is also innovating in polymer pistols. Drawing from the success of the Argentine-made BP9CC, Bersa is extending its BP series with all manufacturing transitioning to the U.S.

The tentatively named BP13, a subcompact 9mm, will offer a standard 13-round magazine or an optional extended 15-round mag, with potential compatibility with Smith & Wesson Shield magazines.

Not to be outdone by the subcompact, the full-size variant in the BP series will feature a TPR9 magazine with a generous 17+1 capacity, hollow night sights, an optics-ready slide, and a ported barrel for performance shooting. Despite being in the prototype stage, the trigger response has already garnered positive attention.

Bersa anticipates a May release for the new polymer handguns, while the B1911s are expected to start shipping this week. As the market eagerly awaits these models, Bersa recommends keeping an eye on dealers and online platforms like GunsAmerica for availability.

For the latest information, including features not yet listed on the Bersa website, fans can follow Bersa on Facebook and Instagram at @BersaUSA.

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  • joe smith February 26, 2024, 8:25 am

    no mention of barrels and triggers for $1.000 no way isn’t any better than some of the junk out there.

  • Beckaroo February 12, 2024, 12:15 pm

    Bersa is never going to sell enough $1k price tag 1911’s to keep that line running. Their reputation in America simply will not allow it. It would have been smarter to wait until their US made polymer (affordable) guns build a good reputation before taking a step that big. Looking forward to seeing their subcompact, in today’s market, how goes your subcompact is how goes your reputation.

    • Ron February 12, 2024, 2:13 pm

      Their 1911’s don’t look at all distinctive from the long list of offerings that Sig and Springfield have sold for decades. I would expect something different from the company that pioneered the open-slide configurations of their 92-series and 80-series pistols. Now, if they make a subcompact based on their Px4 Compact Carry 2, they’ll have a winner. The PX4 Storm in both full and compact sizes is still one of the best shooting pistols right out of box that also has the lowest felt recoil for a handgun without a compensator. BUT, they’ve got to make the price more competitive than the Compact Carry 2 if they plan to take on the Sig P365 and the Springfield Hellcat.

      • Beckaroo February 12, 2024, 7:06 pm

        I think you’re confusing Bersa with Beretta? That said, I agree with you about the PX4.

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