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Via Italica, 154/A
55041 Lido di Camaiore (LU)
Born in Camaiore (Tuscany, Italy), Giampiero Pardini was a leading athlete in the shooting discipline; during his sport career he competed in all pistol specialties. Driven by a passion for shooting and mechanics, Pardini has subsequently turned himself into manufacturer of sporting guns presenting, within a few years, a complete range of target shooting pistols that has gradually expanded obtaining numerous international successes.
The specialization of production, initially focused solely on pistols and only in recent years extended to air rifles, the small size of the company, which gives maximum production flexibility, and a very efficient after-sales service enable Pardini Armi to be close to the shooters and provide them with innovative and competitive products.
The history of Pardini Firearms begins in 1970, when Giampiero Pardini approaches target shooting obtaining a place in the Italian national team a year later. At the same time he begins to develop the project of a free pistol that will market in 1976 with the name PGP 75. In 1981 appears the first Pardini air pistol, the lever-loading P10 model, while in 1983 the line of pistols will be completed by GPO (rapid fire pistol), SPE (standard and sport pistol) and MP (center fire pistol) models. In 1993 it will then be presented the semi-auto PC series, in 2013 the GPR1 rifle that, in 2017, is presented also in a 16 Joule version.
In its more than 40 years of history, Pardini Armi has evolved from a small workshop with a lathe and a milling machine to a complex industrial company with 14 CNC machines and 20 employees. A large component of the work is still represented by the added value of its skilled labor.
The production includes a line of air guns (pistols and rifles) and a line of pistols for all Olympic events and practical shooting; it is allocated for a 7% to the domestic market while 93% is exported to over 100 countries through Pardini subsidiaries (Pardini USA, Pardini Canada, Pardini Deutschland) or through distributors.
The production facility is in Lido di Camaiore (Lucca, Italy) with an area of 1,000 square meters on three levels. It is currently in the design phase a new plant of 2,000 square meters (Pardini 2), again in Lido di Camaiore, which will allow a considerable expansion of production; all components are manufactured in-house with materials (steels and alloys) produced by specific request of the company.
The Pardini team obtained numerous international successes. Roberto Di Donna and Ralf Schumann, first testimonials of Pardini Armi, won the first two Olympic gold medals in Atlanta 1996. At subsequent Olympics in Sydney, Pardini won a gold in air pistol, one silver and a bronze medal in rapid fire pistol event. With two gold medals (rapid fire pistol and sport pistol), one silver (sport pistol) and a bronze (air pistol women), also at the 2004 Athens Olympics Pardini Armi proves to be a leading manufacturer; in 2008, in Beijing, the Tuscan company wins a silver and a bronze in the rapid fire event, while at the London Games (2012) the dominion of Pardini in academic specialties is achieved with two golds (rapid fire pistol and sport pistol events), two silvers (rapid fire pistol and compressed air pistol men) and two bronzes (rapid fire pistol and sport pistol).
At the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, 68 athletes from 32 countries used Pardini weapons with 7 medals won. The first with Niccolò Campriani that, with this performance obtained with the Pardini GPR1 rifle developed by the same athlete with Giampiero Pardini, got the final record (206.1) after setting the Olympic record already in 60 shots Qualification (630.2).
Three medals came thanks to the athletes of the sport pistol event, with the gold of the Greek Anna Korakaki, the silver of the German Monika Karsch and the bronze of the Swiss Heidi Diethelm Gerber.
Three more medals came in the rapid fire pistol event. In this specialty, the domain of Pardini pistols was even more substantial already in qualification, as 88.5% of the shooters had chosen Pardini pistols. 6 out of 6 finalists, once again, used the Italian tools. For the record, Christian Reitz (GER) won over Jean Quiquampoix (FRA) and Yuehong Li (CHN).
GPR1 Top Air Rifle
The GPR1 air rifle is the result of a collaboration between Giampiero Pardini and Niccolò Campriani, the 3 times Olympic Champion and two Olympic Records holder from London, 2012 and Rio, 2016.“The beating heart” of the GPR1 – as Mr. Pardini likes to call it – is the evolution of mechanical innovations that have already been adopted by the Pardini’s air pistols. It has a “cryo-desmodromic” trigger made from cryogenically treated steel components and an efficient recoil reducer (Absorber). The highlights of the GPR1 project is the modular stock, made of lightweight 7075 alloy (Ergal) and the ergonomic design. All of the accessories allow numerous adjustments on (in) the three axes and are available in kits for right-handed or left-handed shooters. The stock, grip, hand rest, barrel and butt plate have screw-fitted counterweights. 2016 brings new look for the GPR1 - true pass-through eyelets that make the GPR1 lighter and the profile - unmistakable. The TOP, EVO and Pro have a new wood and aluminum hand-rest, designed according to the specific recommendations of Petra Zublasing - 2014 AR40 world champion. The GPR1 rifle is available in four versions: TOP, EVO (new in 2016), PRO and BASIC (without accessories).
TOP model components: Centra SPY Short rear sight, Centra Score M22 tunnel, raiser blocks sight elevating system, MEC Contact IV butt plate, wood/ergal hand-rest with internal and external weight set (10), set of 3 weights for the slim cheek piece (left or right) and the front sight holder (10). The grip is available in 3 different sizes (S-M-L) for right-handed shooters and 1 size for left-handed shooters.
GT Semiauto Pistol
Semiautomatic pistol, recoil operated, geometric-short barrel locking system. The magazine is prismatic and the pistol features an ambidextrous release button. The GT is single action, with fully-adjustable trigger mechanism, performs flawlessly with any standard commercial ammunition and is desirable for any competitor. Some other features of this model are the light-weight special alloy frame paired with a slide made of a special steel as well as the micro-metric adjustable rear sight. Different types of scope mounts are available. The evolved GT pistol line continues the tradition of using high quality materials and workmanship to deliver exceptional competition firearms. The unique grip angle allows low positioned center bore line for a clean and easy shot with easier recoil control. All features are designed to ensure absolute precision of the GT series and make it a great choice for IPSC, Action and Bullseye shooting competitions.
The GT series is available in three calibers (9 mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP) and different types of finishes. The receiver for all versions is made of lightweight Ergal alloy (7075). The GT9 model chambered in 9x19 mm is available with 5-inch barrel version for IPSC competitions in Standard category as well as with a 6-inch barrel. It comes with black or white anodized frame and a burnished or chromium slide. The grip panels are made from walnut. The GT45 model chambered in .45 ACP and is widely used for Bullseye and other target sport shooting. The GT45 is available in both a 5- and 6-inch model. Two color versions are offered - black with anodized receiver and burnished slide or silver with anodized receiver and chromium slide. The grip panels are made from walnut. Conversions are available for this model in 9 mm and .40 S&W, both in silver and black, in both barrel lengths. The conversion kits are sold individually in a special case and include: slide with fitted barrel in the pre-selected caliber, recoil spring with guiding rod and 2 magazines. The GT40 (caliber .40 S&W) model comes in dual-tone version (anodized silver receiver with black, aluminum grip panels and burnished slide). It has a 5-inch. Fiber optic front sight, dual action magazine release, magazine funnel, thicker magazine bottom plate, quick release adjustable holster are just part of the offered accessories. Great choice for the IPSC shooters.
K12 NEW Air Pistol
Introduced in 2012, a single shot air pistol, caliber 4.5 mm (.177) with a detachable cylinder for the sole use of compressed air (up to 250 bar), with the air pressure regulator inside of the pistol frame. Innovative shot recoil elimination system located in the bolt (PARDINI patented). All new, fully-adjustable, two-stage trigger with an easily accessible switch for dry fire.
Fully adjustable rear sight, variable width of the notch, and adjustable sight radius. Wide choice of interchangeable front sights. Anatomical, adjustable walnut grip, available in various sizes. Custom grips or a copy of an already personalized anatomical grip can be made upon special request in our factory.
Precise, reliable and easy to read pressure gauge located on the side of the cylinder for immediate and safe reading of the air pressure in the cylinder. Compensated barrel manufactured entirely by Pardini Armi from special steel and blued individually. The combination of extremely high quality control, both in the construction and assembly phases, and numerous innovative and unique innovations used, give this pistol exceptional consistency, absolute precision and excellent stability during the execution of the shot.
The K12 New model comes standard with a removable alloy barrel cover which can be applied up to 8 counterweights (6 in Junior model), 5 grams each.
SP / SP Rapid Fire Target Pistol
Semiautomatic pistol designed for 25 m sport and standard Pistol event. Built in caliber .22 LR, with fleeting mass blowback operating system and prismatic 5 shot capacity magazine. The bolt is made from special steel with an integrated shock absorber. The pistol has a fully-adjustable, two-stage trigger and dry-fire capability. Fully adjustable rear sight with variable width of the notch. Wide choice of interchangeable front sights. Anatomical walnut grip, available in various adjustable sizes. Custom grips or a copy of an already personalized anatomical grip can be made upon special request in our factory. Suitable for all marksmen, thanks to its adjustability, low-positioned center line of bore and multi-function counterweight system with 6 weights. Designed to reflect the changes in the Rapid Fire event after the 2004 Olympics, the SP RF maintains the winning characteristics of the previous models. The SP RF comes with 6 Tungsten weights, as opposed to the traditional steel weights.
Since 2016, the SP-HP series mount a new universal frame compatible with all newly manufactured models in both calibers 22LR and .32, available in caliber .22 LR and .32 S&W. This transforms the trio of international prize-winning pistols into one true, convertible weapon system.
Conversion kits are available and the latest generation pistols can be used in all ISSF 25-meter target shooting disciplines. The advantages of the new SP-HP system are numerous: same grip, same trigger settings, interchangeability of the parts, versatility of the events that can be shot, compact carry size, lower cost. Some of the older generation barrels and bolts are also compatible and can be used on the new frame.
SP Bullseye Target Pistol
The SP / HP pistol range, which already counts on three versions (SP for standard and sport pistol competitions, SP Rapid Fire for Rapid Fire pistol events and HP for center fire pistol events), now gains the new Bullseye version. Developed in collaboration with Pardini USA for the American market, it was created to allow US shooters to compete in the Precision pistol events, an event developed by the National Riflemen Association. Precision pistol is focused on shooting timed series (10 minutes, 20 and 10 seconds) on paper targets, at distances variable between 25 and 50 yards, with 3 different calibers.
To compete in this event, Pardini Armi started developing a new model from the heart of his ISSF pistols by making some changes aimed at maximizing precision at a greater distance. The Bullseye is offered in 3 versions featuring 2 barrel lengths, 5 and 6 inches. The version with 6-inch barrel is also available in a compensated version to optimize stability in the fast series. Peculiar of the Bullseye project is the presence of a Weaver rail on the counterweight. Its allows the application of the most various optical devices, permitted by the regulation of the specialty. The grip differs from that of academic specialties due to the presence of a slightly more ergonomic hand rest.
Bullseye is supplied in two calibers, .22 LR and .32 S&W, each with 5-inch, 6-inch and 6-inch compensated barrels; the three versions are now available in Europe also as conversions, so as to allow those who already own a last generation SP or HP to turn their pistol into an informal shooting tool.
Despite the event for which the Bullseye is born is not practiced outside the United States, Pardini Armi decided to market its pistol even in the rest of the world as it allows fans of the brand and enthusiasts to train themselves at different distances and in less usual exercises.
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