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Old August 27, 2002, 08:38 AM   #1
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Take a look - free pistols designed to meet England regulations

England has some very strict firearms and as such, most handguns are banned. As of August 2002, Pardini and Morini have produced free pistol prototype designs for introduction into the UK market. Legal specifications include a 300mm barrel and an overall length of 600mm. Currently, the word is that lawmakers and shooters are happy with the design. Initial comments are positive, citing that the pistol, although it looks unwieldy, is very well balanced. They aren't available yet, but it looks promising for enthusiasts who have to make do with air pistols.

http://www.targetshooting.ca/uk-proto.htm
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Old August 27, 2002, 11:14 AM   #2
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Not just because of this, but I am severely depressed due to how far our British allies have descended into their ridiculous dark pit of insanity about firearms.
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Old August 27, 2002, 12:06 PM   #3
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Taurus and Ruger have both produced revolvers to meet these limits.
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Old August 27, 2002, 12:56 PM   #4
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Interesting.



I did not know they allowed a hangun if it met those ridiculous size specs.

This is probably the most combat unsuitable handgun ever devised.
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Old August 27, 2002, 01:02 PM   #5
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What a ludicrous and ugly compromise between legislation and common sense.

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Old August 27, 2002, 01:02 PM   #6
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I want to see an IWB or shoulder holster for this pistol.
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Old August 27, 2002, 01:10 PM   #7
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guys... it's designed for Olympian target shooters -- .22LR, likely single shot. Ain't designed to be a combat piece. Or even a "get around the law" type self defense piece.

That said.... take a hacksaw to all the extraneous bits and it wouldn't be a half bad Liberator, I'd bet.


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Old August 27, 2002, 02:10 PM   #8
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Don't sneer at the free pistol too much, folks. They've been pressed into combat service before, and done well.

Kaylee - Both those pistols are indeed .22LR single-shot actions. They're designed to shoot quarter-sized groups at fifty meters. Price runs around $1300+ in the States. Obviously the first choice for bandits and stickup men.

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Old August 27, 2002, 02:48 PM   #9
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Taurus and Ruger have both produced revolvers to meet these limits.
Do you have a link?

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Old August 27, 2002, 03:15 PM   #10
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Those are tounament guns not meant for defense obviously.
I can see if you were into the sport but otherwise who would want one?
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Old August 27, 2002, 04:07 PM   #11
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That thing is hideous! :barf:

When will Britan wake up?
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