Bersa Opens U.S. Manufacturing Facility

posted on May 11, 2023

Argentine firearm manufacturer Bersa, known for its Thunder handguns, increased its commitment to the American market when it opened a 45,500 sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Kennesaw, Ga., in October of 2022.

Only a small portion of the facility is currently being used to manufacture arms, but Bersa plans to expand operations significantly, with U.S. Sales & Marketing Director Rafael Del Valle noting, “All new models Bersa introduces, going forward, will be made in Kennesaw.”

Currently, the factory produces several AR rifles and pistols chambered in both 5.56 NATO and .300 Blackout, as well as several 9 mm Luger-chambered AR pistols.

“Bersa decided to come to the USA to manufacture because it was the next logical step,” Del Valle said. “We can bring new products to market faster, and we can make guns that we couldn’t otherwise import from Argentina. We will also be able to export product throughout the globe much more easily than it can be from Argentina.” For more information, visit


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