Pardini FR22 Free Rifle

Pardini FR22

 

An innovative proposal for 50 meter rifle events

With the FR22 model, Pardini Armi completes its collection for all ISSF shooting events.

The design of this .22LR caliber rifle for 50 meter events is based on modern and innovative ideas.

The prototype of the FR22 was built in 2016. Four more years of development allowed the project to be refined with the assistance of a group of shooters who fired tens of thousands of shots with the new rifle. “The FR22 has three main features: an excellent barrel, a great trigger mechanism, and a customizable modular stock that represents a real progression compared to what we have seen so far. At Pardini Armi we have always been committed to giving something new to the sport of target shooting and we do it with original and innovative ideas”, says Giampiero Pardini.

The barrel (only 620 mm) is made internally by the company and capable of excellent groupings; the trigger mechanism is characterized by a very wide range of adjustments; the modular stock allows the shooter to better customize the rifle and save precious time in the difficult transition between one shooting position and the next in the 50m rifle 3 positions event. The stock is completely replaceable at the rear and, by simply unscrewing a knob, it allows the removal of the butt plate, cheek piece and grip. The usual attachment system of the sights facilitates the replacement of the rear and front sights. A top shooter like Petra Zublasing is able to replace all the components to switch between different positions in about 30 seconds, compared to the three and a half minutes needed with the rifle she has used so far. This savings in time is extremely useful in the final event, where time is very limited and any savings turn into an advantage for the shooter. By using three different rear stocks specifically dedicated to each different position, the athlete can rely on specific materials and settings for the proper shooting condition. Avoiding any compromise and thus allowing the ability to focus on performance.

Although the stock is innovative, it retains the family feeling with that of the GPR1 air rifle, sharing part of the accessories and a common philosophy in the arrangement of the adjustment controls. As for the barrel, the particular construction method has made it possible to reduce its length by bringing the center of gravity closer to the shooter’s shoulder. The particular barrel mounting also reduces the perception of recoil.

 Like all Pardini Armi models, the FR22 focuses on simplification, on the best materials available and on production techniques that use the latest generation of CNCs. The possibilities for customizing the weapon are almost infinite so as to adapt to the requests of every enthusiast, athlete, man or woman. The FR22 is supplied in two versions with black or champagne colored ergal stock, with blued barrel and components in natural stainless steel. The firearm is available in a set-up that provides for the supply of all three stocks.

 

Technical sheet

System: bolt action rifle

Action: single shot

Caliber: .22 Lr

Wight: 6.000 g

Stock: 680 mm,

Barrel length: 620 mm

Barrel rifling: 8D x 406.4 mm

Barrel diameter: 24 mm

Trigger mechanism: adjustable, 70-250 g

Safety: cocked striker indicator

Material: ergal stock, steel barrel

Finishing: anodized black stock, blued barrel

Grip sizes: RH: S-M-L / LH: M

Eley Bullseye Pistol X and Tenex Rapid Fire Pistol

The improvement in performance is the primary goal in competitive sports.  That is why Pardini USA LLC and Eley Group Ltd. have combined their knowledge, experience, research, and resources to strive for perfection.

  The goal: To create better performing .22LR ammo specifically designed to be used in semi-automatic pistols that exceeds the needs of the athletes and meets the rules requirements for the Olympic events Rapid Fire Pistol, Women 25 m pistol and the popular US event – Bullseye. What were our objectives? 1. Smaller group size – 18-20 mm (5/8 to 7/8 inch) at 25 meters  (27 yards)  and  28-35mm (1 1/8 to 1 1/2 inch) at 50 yards (46 meters) using the Pardini SP models 2. Meeting the requirements for minimal velocity regardless of temperature, altitudes, brand and model of the firearm (ISSF has a requirement for minimum velocity of 250 m/sec  – 820 ft/sec –  at 3 m from the muzzle) 3. Quick, consistent and more manageable recoil (the more consistent the recoil, the easier it is to recover) 4. Consistency of the projectile velocity 5. Consistency of the physical dimensions 6. A geometry that will ensure proper functioning for semi-automatic weapons 7. An affordable and competitive price After 18 months of development, two new pistol cartridges were developed – Eley Bullseye X and Eley Tenex Rapid Fire. We are happy to announce that the Eley Bullseye X is already available to the USA market exclusively from Pardini USA LLC. The Eley Bullseye X ammunition is produced with special attention to detail and consistency. It can be used with great success in any semi-automatic pistol competition where precision is a must. Eley Bullseye performs really well in all configurations of the Pardini SP pistols – Standard Rim Fire, Rapid Fire, Bullseye 5 and 6 inch barrel pistols. To meet the needs of the competitors in the Olympic Rapid Fire Pistol event where the time to recover from recoil, move to the next target, aim and shoot is only 0.5-0.6 seconds the consistency of the ammunition performance is crucial.  Our goal was to create precision ammunition that will have very consistent recoil even with the short pistol barrel and the inconsistencies of blowback action.   What is new

  1. New, proprietary, specially designed, very fast powder mix – E20v1BE.
  2. New geometry of the projectile.
  3. New coating that provides better sealing, proper lubrication, and is less affected by the weather conditions and time.
  4. Tighter tolerances of the physical dimensions

How we tested and what the results are We did two types of tests. First:  we tested just barrel in a fixture with a fixed bolt that practically eliminates the variations that are the result of a blow-back action. Test distance was 25 and 50 yards, we measured:

  1. Horizontal linear movement of the fixture for consistency.
  2. Muzzle velocity (V max, V min, Average V, Velocity Spread, Standard Deviation).
  3. Velocity at 3 m from the mussel.
  4. Group Size

Second: We tested the assembled pistol in different configurations from Ransom Rest. We measured:

  1. Muzzle velocity (V max, V min, Average V, Velocity Spread, Standard Deviation).
  2. Velocity at 3 m from the mussel.
  3. Group Size

The results are shown in the tables below. We will leave the conclusions to you. Finally, we were able to negotiate and deliver a great price for the value – $599.00 per case of 5000 rounds. The only thing that is left is for you to try it and let us know the results. Eley Bullseye Pistol X is exclusively available true Pardini USA LLC and our dealers. To purchase Eley Bullseye Pistol X – click here or use the web address: https://www.pardiniguns.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=66&products_id=1952 Join the Champions! Good luck!

GPR1 TOP

Designed in collaboration with Niccolo Campriani, one of the best rifle shooters today. Niccolo won Gold and Silver medals in London 2012 in 50m and Air Rifle respectively.

Model:          GPR1 TOP
Caliber:        4.5 mm (.177)
Weight:         5.40 Kg
Stock Material: Ergal
Stock length:   670/720 mm.
Barrel length:  435 mm
Barrel sleeve length: 650 mm
Barrel sleeve diameter: 200 mm
Loading lever:  invertible
Trigger:        adjustable 1st – 2nd stage 5/70 - 60/100
Safety:         dry firing
Air supply:     250 bar removable air-cylinder
                Pardini pressure gauge on the cylinder
Autonomy:       400 shots
Stock Color:    silver
Barrel:         burnished
Air cylinder:   anodized

GPR1 EVO

Designed in collaboration with Niccolo Campriani, one of the best rifle shooters today. Niccolo won Gold and Silver medals in London 2012 in 50m and Air Rifle respectively.

Model:          GPR1 EVO
Caliber:        4.5 mm (.177)
Weight:         4.60 Kg
Stock Material: Ergal
Stock length:   670/720 mm
Barrel length:  435 mm
Barrel sleeve length: 650 mm
Barrel sleeve diameter: 200 mm
Loading lever:  invertible
Trigger: adjustable 1st - 2nd stage 5/70 - 60/100 g
Safety:         dry firing
Air supply:     250 bar removable air-cylinder
                Pardini pressure gauge on the cylinder
Autonomy:       400 shots
Stock color:    silver
Barrel Material/color: stainless steel
Air cylinder:   anodized

GPR1 PRO

Designed in collaboration with Niccolo Campriani, one of the best rifle shooters today. Niccolo won Gold and Silver medals in London 2012 in 50m and Air Rifle respectively.

Model:          GPR1 PRO
Caliber:        4.5 mm (.177)
Weight:         4.60 Kg
Stock Material: Ergal
Stock length:   670/720 mm
Barrel length:  435 mm
Barrel sleeve length: 650 mm
Barrel sleeve diameter: 200 mm
Loading lever:  invertible
Trigger:        adjustable 1st – 2nd stage 5/70 - 60/100
Safety:         dry firing
Air supply:     250 bar removable air-cylinder
                Pardini pressure gauge on the cylinder
Autonomy:       400 shots
Stock Color:    silver
Barrel:         burnished
Air cylinder:   anodized

GPR1

The GPR1 Air Rifle is designed in collaboration with Niccolo Campriani, one of the best rifle shooters today. Niccolo won Gold and Silver medals in London 2012 in 50m and Air Rifle respectively.

Model:         GPR1
Caliber:       4.5 mm (.177)
Weight:        4.00 Kg
Stock:         Ergal
Stock length:  670/720 mm
Barrel length: 435 mm
Barrel sleeve length: 650 mm
Barrel sleeve diameter: 200 mm
Loading lever: invertible
Trigger:       adjustable 1st – 2nd stage 5/70 - 60/100
Safety:        dry firing
Air supply:    250 bar removable air-cylinder
               Pardini pressure gauge on the cylinder
Autonomy:      400 shots
stock:         silver
Barrel:        burnished
Air cylinder:  anodized

Target Pistols

In the world of Free Pistol, Mr Pardini, with his PGP 75 (1975) with its bolt action, had developed something new. In the 1980’s the PGP 75 evolved into the K50; in 1990 the innovative K22 model came into production, a model which once again has a sliding bolt, that no longer rotates. On the back of this, in 2008 we developed two new models: FPM with a mechanical trigger and the FPE, the first Pardini free pistol with an electronic trigger
The range of Pardini semi-automatic target shooting pistols was completely renewed in 1991 with the arrival of the SP caliber 22lr, the GP 22 short and the HP caliber 32 S&W long wad cutter models. These models boast a series of characteristics that place them among the limited number of the best competitive firearms. Pardini’s innovative design details in order to make these guns “shootable” are numerous. First of all, the pistol’s bolt face and center of balance are closely connected: this helps to minimize the disturbance of its position while firing. Moreover, in 2001 a new lightweight counterbalance was introduced incorporating an inertial device that reduces felt recoil: consisting of four mobile steel weights, each held by a small spring in four cylindrical recesses, parallel to the barrel axis. The validity of this idea inspired Pardini in 2004 to design a new counterbalance with six mobile weights ( SP New and HP New Models);while at the same time a new frame in aluminium alloy was introduced , that was achieved by machine milling to remove material. The GP caliber 22 short model was developed in collaboration with the renowned champion German marksman Ralf Schumann. The GP Schumann established itself at the top of the Olympic Rapid fire Pistol event. In 2001 the GPE was produced, its most important feature being its electronic trigger. The Athens Olympics in 2004 was the last in which competitors shot with the 22 short caliber in the Rapid fire Pistol event. The Pardini GPE has proudly closed this era, winning the gold medal with its “customary” Schumann.

IPSC and Defense Pistols

Among all the high caliber pistols used in competitive shooting, the Pardini GT is in a place of its own for its particular birth; because in all the other cases we are faced with firearms initially conceived for self-defense or for service use that were consequently adapted for target shooting, dynamic shooting or for informal use in the shooting ranges.
Conversely, Pardini’s pistol, initially developed as a series of PC models (1993) which over time developed until becoming the current family of GT models in the year 2000, was expressively conceived for practical shooting. This origin has had a profound influence on its design and development: it is obvious, for example, that concealment is not a very important feature and has been disregarded.
The evolution of competition sport in Pardini’s planning has allowed, for the first time in this field, the development of a specific technology, able to magnify and sophisticate the characteristics of these firearms, making them highly specialized tools.
All the pistols in this series can be used “ out of the box” without any need for further customizing or any particular improvements. Its set-up, its compact structure, its prominent mechanism, its adjustable let-off and its easy use make this a product able to guarantee exceptional performances.
The family of Pardini pistols used in dynamic shooting includes the following models: “GT9”, “GT 9-1”, and “PC9S” ( cal.9) “ GT40”, and PC 40S ( cal 40 S&W), “GT45” GT45-II and GT45S (cal.45 ACP). With the introduction of the “GT45” model we also have the arrival of conversions in cal 9 and cal 40 with 5 and 6 inch barrels, together with matching slides and bolts.

Air Pistols

In a very short time Pardini has managed to produce a complete range of air pistols: the first model (“P10”, 1982) was followed, a couple of years later, by the “K58” that had the same pre-compressed operating system but was longer. This allowed the development of the cocking lever under the gun, making it easier to use.
At the end of the 80s, when the “K58” was born, the compressed air pressure system started to show its limits for competitive target shooting and the Pardini “K60” was developed, powered by CO2 and was one of the best sellers during the 90s in Italian shooting-ranges. The “K90”, a shorter and lighter model, allowed everybody to shoot, including young people and ladies, without having to face certain “traumas” like the excessive weight or reloading difficulties, typical of the old air pistols.
The “K60” only lacked that “something extra”; the enterprising decision was taken to re-design the pistol based on years of often victorious competitive shooting experience . This is how the Pardini “K2” was born and it was completely new compared to its predecessor.
It was produced just as Roberto Di Donna won the gold medal at the Olympic Games of Atlanta in 1996.
The “K2” was originally designed with a CO² supply system, continuing the path undertaken with the “K60”. Since 1998, in-line with current trends, the “K2S” was developed into an compressed air version.
With this pistol the French marksman Frank Dumoulin won the gold medal in Sydney 2000 and the Bulgarian Maria Grozdeva won the bronze medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004.
Since 2008 the production of the “K10” and “K10 Junior” has been improved with many new technical features: grip, trigger with five adjustment options, an air cylinder with a new side vision manometer, perforated barrel, a new compressed air supply valve and a compensator.

GT45 5″

Semiautomatic pistol, geometric short barrel recoil locking system. The magazine is prismatic and with ambidextrous unhooked button. The single action and the totally adjustable trigger mechanism, together with the compensator suitable with any commercial ammunitions, guarantees a flawless operation. The rear sight is totally adjustable, and the frame is manufactured with a particularly light alloy and a special steel. Finishing: all the steel parts have been burnished and chromium plated, all the parts in alloy have had a particularly oxidation treatment. Scope mount available. Walnut grip. The “evolution” series of pistols, thanks to its pedigree of build quality conforms to highest competition firearm standards of materials and workmanship. The particular slant (angle) of the handgrip for a clean and easy shot with perfect recoil control, coupled with the adjustable trigger mechanism and sighting system inherent in all GT series, ensures absolute precision.
Suitable for “Standard” category competitions.

MODEL:             GT 45 - GT45D
CALIBER:           45 ACP
MAGAZINE:          13 COLPI
WEIGHT:            1060 g
SIGHT RADIUS:      179 mm
TOTAL LENGTH:      228 mm
CLOSING SYSTEM:    GEOMETRICAL SHORT RECOIL
TRIGGER MECHANISM: SINGLE ACTION
SAFETY CATCH:      TRIGGER MECHANISM
BARREL LENGTH:     127 mm
TOTAL WIDTH:        44 mm
TOTAL HEIGHT:      135 mm