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Old April 7, 2020, 03:22 PM   #1
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My Pardini GT9-1 9x21 IMI caliber

I bought this pistol used three years ago for a fair price.
The pistol is smooth as glass; the slide glides on the frame in an incredible manner. Everything speaks abuot quality and precision. The trigger is great: a little pre-travel, clean break and no overtravel. Trigger and sights are fully adjustable. The backstrap that carries the safeties, the beaver tail and the hammer mechanism, can be separeted from the frame.
Accuracy is outstanding. This gun is really overbuilt: the thickness of the chamber and barrel is ridicolous but that doesn't surprise me because, as I understand, it was designed for the .45ACP when it first came out in 1994. I shot more or less 2000 factory rounds since I bought it. Seems to like Fiocchi 124gr. CP-RN very much. Recoil is very soft. Oh well, the caliber is the 9x21 IMI, also known as 9mm Italian.
I have to say I like the look of the shorter GT9 better but I couldn't pass on this one.
I hope you like it.
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Old April 7, 2020, 03:23 PM   #2
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I have: Pardini GT9-1; Grand Power Q100; SIG-Sauer P226; Walther P99 AS; S&W 36-2; Norinco TT-Olympia; Weihrauch HW9 TT.
I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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Old April 7, 2020, 03:25 PM   #3
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I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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Old April 7, 2020, 04:32 PM   #4
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Beautiful GT9. I've got a 5" in 9x19 and it's pretty much my favorite 9mm for range work. Only way to improve it would to make a blued carbon steel-frame version.

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Old April 8, 2020, 05:25 AM   #5
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Wow! That is a gorgeous gun! Congrats! I have been considering getting one for quite some time, but I have little need for another range toy. Maybe I should sell or trade one of my 1911s to “make room” for the Pardini.
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Old April 8, 2020, 05:40 AM   #6
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A beauty. I saw and handled the .45 ACP version at the Camp Perry National Matches some years ago. Very nice trigger.
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Old April 8, 2020, 07:12 AM   #7
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Beautiful GT9. I've got a 5" in 9x19 and it's pretty much my favorite 9mm for range work. Only way to improve it would to make a blued carbon steel-frame version.

Thanks alot lifesizepotato. I enjoy your youtube videos very much and I think you inspired me in the purchase of this gun because of your opinion about it. It's my favorite range pistol.
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I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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Old April 8, 2020, 07:13 AM   #8
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Wow! That is a gorgeous gun! Congrats! I have been considering getting one for quite some time, but I have little need for another range toy. Maybe I should sell or trade one of my 1911s to “make room” for the Pardini.
Thanks alot stephen426
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I have: Pardini GT9-1; Grand Power Q100; SIG-Sauer P226; Walther P99 AS; S&W 36-2; Norinco TT-Olympia; Weihrauch HW9 TT.
I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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Old April 8, 2020, 07:15 AM   #9
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A beauty. I saw and handled the .45 ACP version at the Camp Perry National Matches some years ago. Very nice trigger.
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Thanks alot darkgael.
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I have: Pardini GT9-1; Grand Power Q100; SIG-Sauer P226; Walther P99 AS; S&W 36-2; Norinco TT-Olympia; Weihrauch HW9 TT.
I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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Old April 8, 2020, 07:18 AM   #10
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I have: Pardini GT9-1; Grand Power Q100; SIG-Sauer P226; Walther P99 AS; S&W 36-2; Norinco TT-Olympia; Weihrauch HW9 TT.
I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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Old April 8, 2020, 07:19 AM   #11
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I have: Pardini GT9-1; Grand Power Q100; SIG-Sauer P226; Walther P99 AS; S&W 36-2; Norinco TT-Olympia; Weihrauch HW9 TT.
I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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Old April 8, 2020, 07:22 AM   #12
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Trigger bar and locking block.
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I have: Pardini GT9-1; Grand Power Q100; SIG-Sauer P226; Walther P99 AS; S&W 36-2; Norinco TT-Olympia; Weihrauch HW9 TT.
I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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Old April 8, 2020, 11:55 PM   #13
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Wow. Nice gun (and one you don't see very often--if at all) and VERY nice pictures.

Thanks for posting!
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Old April 9, 2020, 07:12 AM   #14
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Wow. Nice gun (and one you don't see very often--if at all) and VERY nice pictures.

Thanks for posting!
Thanks alot JohnKSa.
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I have: Pardini GT9-1; Grand Power Q100; SIG-Sauer P226; Walther P99 AS; S&W 36-2; Norinco TT-Olympia; Weihrauch HW9 TT.
I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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Old April 9, 2020, 07:15 AM   #15
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I have: Pardini GT9-1; Grand Power Q100; SIG-Sauer P226; Walther P99 AS; S&W 36-2; Norinco TT-Olympia; Weihrauch HW9 TT.
I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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I have: Pardini GT9-1; Grand Power Q100; SIG-Sauer P226; Walther P99 AS; S&W 36-2; Norinco TT-Olympia; Weihrauch HW9 TT.
I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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Old April 9, 2020, 07:21 AM   #17
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I have: Pardini GT9-1; Grand Power Q100; SIG-Sauer P226; Walther P99 AS; S&W 36-2; Norinco TT-Olympia; Weihrauch HW9 TT.
I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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I have: Pardini GT9-1; Grand Power Q100; SIG-Sauer P226; Walther P99 AS; S&W 36-2; Norinco TT-Olympia; Weihrauch HW9 TT.
I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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Old April 9, 2020, 07:26 AM   #19
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Accuracy. 5 shots, 10 yards, two hands, standing. Fiocchi Top Target Plus 124 grains CP-RN.
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I have: Pardini GT9-1; Grand Power Q100; SIG-Sauer P226; Walther P99 AS; S&W 36-2; Norinco TT-Olympia; Weihrauch HW9 TT.
I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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Old April 9, 2020, 09:44 AM   #20
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Nice gun, nice pictures, nice shooting!

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Old April 9, 2020, 10:06 AM   #21
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Beautiful gun, learned something new today for I never seen or heard of it. Curious where are you finding ammo for it?
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Old April 9, 2020, 01:51 PM   #22
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Nice gun, nice pictures, nice shooting!

Stay safe in Italy!
Thank you very much Hammerhead.
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I had: Bernardelli 48; Beretta 84F; S&W 686-6 Plus 2.5''; S&W 649-1; Ruger SP101 DAO; Colt Government 380; Beretta 71.
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Old April 9, 2020, 02:03 PM   #23
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Beautiful gun, learned something new today for I never seen or heard of it. Curious where are you finding ammo for it?
Thank you very much Don P.
I'm from Italy. In my Country 9x19 Parabellum semiautomatic pistols are prohibited for civilians. So 9mm pistols for the italian market are all re-chambered for the 9x21 IMI which is the most popular pistol cartridge in Italy. OAL and performance is virtually the same of the 9x19.
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Old April 9, 2020, 02:54 PM   #24
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5 shots ...thanks for posting beautifull fotos , gun and targets , the only thing governments are good at is messing up and getting in the way of free men . thanks again.
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Old April 9, 2020, 07:20 PM   #25
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Ciao 5-shots

That is a just a beauty of a gun. I'm thinking 9x21 has to be more powerful than 9mm luger yet its banned. Not to hijack the tread but how hard is it to get a license for a gun there? I see you own a few others. Do you have a limit on what you can own? I'm sure your ranges are closed like many of ours. I'd give anything to empty a magazine or two at some steel. Stay safe and thanks for posting
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