First Look: Bersa BAR AR-15

A new AR-15 from a popular pistol manufacturer

posted on January 22, 2023
Bersa AR15

Bersa has been a trusted name in the firearms industry for over 65 years, creating a reputation for reliability and attention to detail.

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

The uppers and lowers of the firearms in the Bersa BAR AR-15 lineup are made with 7075 aluminum providing excellent lightweight, but tough frames. The barrels are created with 4150 chrome moly vanadium wit, the industry standard for barrels used in extreme conditions and have a 1:7 twist.

The BAR-15 features a full length Picatinny rail to mount a selection of lights, lasers and optics and has a custom handguard with M-Lok attachment points. The Type III hard coat anodized finish, holds up to extreme conditions and provides exceptional hardness and is known for its durability.

Bersa has partnered with industry leaders such as Magpul for MOE furniture and Mission First Tactical to produce stocks and grips to complement the BAR AR-15, making it attractive as well as sturdy.

“We are truly excited to offer these exceptionally designed and American-made AR’s under the Bersa banner,’ Del Valle stated. “Our new Bersa AR rifles and pistols are shipping to distributors and retailers across the country and are readily available.”

Bersa BAR Specifications:

  • Caliber: 5.56mm NATO OR 300 Blackout
  • Capacity: 30 Rounds
  • Barrel Length: 16 inches
  • Finish: Black hard coat anodized
  • Grips: Plastic
  • Construction: Aluminum
  • Safety: Manual
  • Weight: 6 pounds, 4 ounces
  • Length: 32.5 inches (with stock collapsed)

For more information on the BAR AR-15 or other products from Bersa, please visit


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