New for SHOT Show 2019, Argentinian gun maker Bersa added a threaded barrel model to all Bersa pistol designs available in the U.S.
The suppressor-ready design will be available in March for about $30 more than standard pricing, explained Rafael Del Valle, national sales manager for Eagle Imports, the New Jersey-importer that brings Bersa guns to the states.
“The factory started working on them sometime last year. They felt it was a viable option for the pistols,” Del Valle said. “There’s not much of a market internationally for them, so really they’re making them for the U.S.”
“What we did is really we took existing models and made the option of purchasing them with a threaded barrel, so they’re ready for suppression,” Del Valle said, adding SHOT in Las Vegas was their first appearance in the country.
With Bersa pistols priced in the $200-$300 range, the $30 up charge is relatively minor. That extra cost, as Del Valle explained, is really for the extra machining time needed to add the feature.