BERSA, one of the world’s most trusted firearms brands, introduces the BERSA AR series of rifles.

Made in America, the new AR BERSA 9mm 5.56 style rifles (BAR15) and pistols (BAR9) offer consistent, optimal performance in an affordable platform.

Kennesaw, Georgia (January 2023) – BERSA, one of the most trusted firearms brands for over 65 years, is proud to introduce its new line of Proudly Made in America AR-style rifles and pistols.

Six new models under the BAR line include three BAR9 pistols with Mission First Tactical furniture, two 5.56 rifles (one with Mission First Tactical furniture and one with Magpul furniture) and a 5.56 pistol with Mission First Tactical furniture. The newest line of affordable, highest quality AR-style firearms is produced in Bersa’s new state-of-the-art facility in Kennesaw, Georgia.

“Over the past two years, BERSA has been quietly reinventing itself as a brand,” announced Rafael Del Valle, BERSA National Sales Director. “The BERSA brand is one of the most popular pistols for concealed carry and for many first time firearm owners. We realized that the BERSA brand was a perfect launching pad for a series of AR rifles and pistols that presented the same expectations of performance and affordability but in the popular AR format. The exceptional news is that our new AR-style rifles are made in America at BERSA’s new facility in Georgia.”

In association with industry leaders in stocks and grips such as Mission First Tactical and Magpul, BERSA produced a series of BERSA AR rifles (BAR15) and pistols (BAR9) ideal for home defense, tactical operations or shooting time at home range. Tops and bottoms are made from 7075 aluminum that provides superior strength without excess weight, while the barrels are constructed from 4150 chrome molybdenum vanadium, the industry standard for barrels that perform precisely even in strenuous and extreme conditions. Both pistols and rifles feature full-length Picatinny rails ready to mount optics, lasers, or lights. All also have a Type III hard coat anodized finish that provides superior hardness and is known to exceed the wear characteristics of similar finishes, including hard chrome and ceramic.

“We are truly excited to offer these exceptionally designed and made in America ARs under the BERSA banner,” said Del Valle. “Our new BERSA AR rifles and pistols are shipping to dealers and retailers across the country and are available.”

Hot on the heels of the BERSA AR15 introductions, BERSA will be releasing two additional models in .300 Blackout. Visit BERSA at the 2023 SHOT Show® at the Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum, in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 17-20, 2023 at booth #70805.

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BAR 5.56 MFT 16-inch rifle
BAR 5.56 MFT 7.5-inch pistol
4 Inch TPR 9mm BAR Pistol

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For over half a century, BERSA has been manufacturing quality firearms and is known throughout the world for its reliability and attention to every ergonomic and functional detail. With an excellent price-performance ratio and using the most advanced technology in design, production and quality control, BERSA has become one of the most prestigious arms manufacturers in the world. Athletes and policemen from all over the world enjoy the benefits and quality of BERSA. For more information, visit