A friend of mine has an opportunity to buy a used SPE. I know there are some breakage problems somewhere. Is it in the frame or the slide? Can the cracks easily be seen? If purchased, do these pistols always break or can they be a sound investment? Are the SPE built the same as the SP, other than the frame enhancements? Last but not least, what kind of price should one gamble for one of these guns? Many thanks in advance to the Target Talk gurus who will know all...
I am no Pardini expert but have never heard of an SPE. Using their normal naming convention that would indicate a Standard Pistol with an electronic trigger. I didn't think that gun, although they are probably developing one, had yet been released.
Are you sure that it is not a GPE. If it is then it is a specialised Rapid Fire gun chambered for the .22 short cartridge.
As from January the ISSF rules are changing and, apart from the Centre-Fire match, all ISSF 25m events will have to be shot using .22LR ammunition in Standard Pistols.
There are a lot of .22 short Rapid Fire guns available at bargain basement prices at the moment. You now know why.