Pardini SP questions

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Pardini SP questions

Postby TomAmlie » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:45 am

I just acquired a Pardini SPE and have a few questions:

1. Are taller front and rear sights available? The sights on the gun now are rather short, and I find myself trying to center a little nub of a front sight in a very shallow rear notch. Taller sights would help immensely, especially in the 10 second series.

2. I once saw a newer Pardini with a black plastic plug that held the bolt open for dry-firing. Can I simply slip a piece of leather or thick cloth between the bolt and chamber face to dry fire without tisking damage to the gun?

3. Are the grips on the SPE and SP interchangeable? I've got a "medium" set on my gun and really could use "large".

Thanks,
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Postby PETE S » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:25 am

Tom, assuming you are coming tomorrow, I shoot the Pardini SP and have a collection of grips. I believe they are interchangeable but am not sure.

I don't think the sights come any taller, just varying widths.
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Postby jipe » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:47 am

The electronic part of the SP 1 is in the grip => you can fit a SP 1 grip on a SP new (mechanic trigger) but cannot put the SP new grip on a SP 1 (electronic trigger).

The plastic plug doesn't only maintain the bold open, it also avoid to damage the firing pin.
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Postby TomAmlie » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:01 pm

PETE S wrote:Tom, assuming you are coming tomorrow, I shoot the Pardini SP and have a collection of grips. I believe they are interchangeable but am not sure.


Hi Pete -

You bet I'll be there...I've been looking forward to it for some time.

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Re: Pardini SP questions

Postby tenex » Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:03 pm

TomAmlie wrote:...
2. I once saw a newer Pardini with a black plastic plug that held the bolt open for dry-firing. Can I simply slip a piece of leather or thick cloth between the bolt and chamber face to dry fire without tisking damage to the gun?
...

Thanks,
Tom Amlie

Hi Tom,
The Pardini doesn't disconnect the trigger until the bolt is almost all the way back, unlike many target pistols that disconnect just as the bolt starts to move. Because of this, you can dry fire with the bolt held open with the dry fire block with much less wear and tear on the hammer, and no wear on the firing pin.

I would either buy a block, or make one out of wood that holds the bolt as far open as the block. Dry firing with the bolt almost closed will result in unnecessary wear to the firing pin.

Good Luck.
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Re: Pardini SP questions

Postby jipe » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:12 pm

TomAmlie wrote:I2. I once saw a newer Pardini with a black plastic plug that held the bolt open for dry-firing.


This is probably what you are looking for:
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Postby SPSPSP » Fri May 02, 2008 12:18 pm

you've just bought an electronic pistol.

you don't need anything in the breech to dry fire, just turn it on and click away. Leave the bolt closed and the hammer forward.
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Postby PETE S » Fri May 02, 2008 12:32 pm

Sorry SPSPSP, the model is the "SPE", which is a much earlier version! I have seen the pistol.

Pardini standard pistol models were in order:
1. SPE
2. SP
3. SP1 and SP NEW (the two current models, one with electronics, the other mechnical)

Mr. Pardini worked hard to create confusion by keeping the designations so similar.
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Re: Pardini SP questions

Postby KathyPeters » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:24 pm

I would either buy a block, or make one out of wood that holds the bolt as far open as the block.

Does anyone know where I can buy a block like this? I can't find anything by that description online. All I can find are .22 snap caps.

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Postby tenex » Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:09 am

Hi Kathy,
I don't think you'll find one of these anywhere but Pardini (Larry's guns might have one), but they're pretty easy to make.

To make one just cock the gun and close the slide. Now, ease the slide back until you feel it just touch the hammer. What you want is a block of wood that holds the bolt open just a little less than this. A square block of wood would work just fine. The factory plug has a little piece that goes into the chamber to hold the plug in when you recock the gun, but it's not necesserary. Whatever you make, I'd just cut it so that it didn't sit on the nose of the extractor.

The Pardini design allows this type of plug Since the trigger doesn't disconnect until the hammer is already cocked. That makes it easy (this also won't work on something like a Hammerli, that disconnects as soon as the bolt moves). The beauty of this system is that there's no real impact on the block, and it will last forever (and the firing pin never gets touched, so you can dry fire till the cows come home).

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Re: Pardini SP questions

Postby Razorback » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:01 am

TomAmlie wrote:I just acquired a Pardini SPE and have a few questions:

1. Are taller front and rear sights available? The sights on the gun now are rather short, and I find myself trying to center a little nub of a front sight in a very shallow rear notch. Taller sights would help immensely, especially in the 10 second series.

2. I once saw a newer Pardini with a black plastic plug that held the bolt open for dry-firing. Can I simply slip a piece of leather or thick cloth between the bolt and chamber face to dry fire without tisking damage to the gun?

3. Are the grips on the SPE and SP interchangeable? I've got a "medium" set on my gun and really could use "large".

Thanks,
Tom Amlie

1. There are three different front sight heights available, probably you have the mid size if its the original SPE.

2. You will not need anything to protect the gun when dry firing, since the fire pin does not hit the barrel the only thing that can happen is that the fire pin brakes and its cheep and easy to change and you shall always have a spare one since it can break in the middle of a match.

3. Yes
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