Bergara Rifles has been teasing their new “Small Batch” series of custom guns on their website and social media, and today released Small Batch No. 1, the Sidekick. Considering my involvement with Black Collar Arms, I’m particularly excited about this guy! Check it out:
BERGARA SMALL BATCH
Though perfection is longed for and sought after, it is not easily obtained. It takes craftsmanship, persistence, and refinement to create a quality unmatched.
A quality found in premium barrels forged in Spain, select materials, and American talent evolving into a premier firearm.
How does one improve upon perfection? Like a small batch whiskey assuming individual flavors through the process of hand selected barrels, we have created an exclusive series for the refined palate. A firearm that speaks to a level of perfection only achieved in small batches when an artisan’s talents combine with superior components.
Introducing Bergara Small Batch.
Refined in Spain, Barreled in Georgia
That’s Bergara’s description of the entire Small Batch series, and I gotta say, it sounds awesome. Other than the Sidekick, which is a bolt action pistol in a Bergara-specific and -tweaked version of our Black Collar Arms Pork Sword Chassis, I have no idea what else they’re going to be releasing as part of Small Batch.
But I know I’m excited to see the rest. As a fan of good whiskey, good guns, and good advertising, I love the whole “small batch” thing and am bummed that I didn’t think of it myself!
As a guy who generally dislikes the idea of tchotchkes, I admit to always giving a cold shoulder to “challenge coins.” That said, in the case of Bergara’s Small Batch series, the custom batch number challenge coins made from slices of barrel blanks are pretty darn cool.
Hit us up at Black Collar if you’re interested in a Sidekick from Batch No. 1 — we should have some in our hands soon.
Jon Wayne Taylor is at a Bergara event outside of Dallas right now and maybe I can talk him into posting some shooting impressions of the Sidekick here shortly.
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