My Pardini GT9-1 silver

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    Hello friends at glocktalk, I've recently sold a Colt Government 380 which has been a safe queen for the last two years and since I don't like safe queens I finally decided to let it go to a good friend of mine and use the money to buy something else.
    Three weeks ago I was making a trip on italian gun shop websites, trying to know the street price of some option I had for a new pistol and I saw this Pardini GT9-1 with the silver finish, in perfect conditions at a very fair price.
    In the last year or so I learned alot of the Pardini GT series and I wanted one badly but the price of a new one was too high for my budget. But I luckly found this one and decided to grab it home.
    I have to say that the educated opinion about this pistol of lifesizepotato and bac1023 influenced my choice in some way.
    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. Accuracy is outstanding. This gun is really overbuilt; the thickness of the chamber and barrel is ridicolous but that don't surprise me because, as I understand, it was designed for the .45ACP when it first came out in 1994. I've shot 180 rounds at my first range trip with it and no problems whatsoever. I've shot Sellier & Bellot FMJ-RN and Fiocchi FMJ-RN and CP-RN with a bullet weigth from 123 to 124 grains. recoil is very soft. Oh well, the caliber is the 9x21 IMI, also known as 9mm Italian.
    I have to say I liked the look of the shorter GT9 better but I couldn't pass on this one.
    One more thing: if you are interested in the GT series, belive me, get the black version because the silver finish is a little pain to maintain it cleaned to my standards. However it looks very cool.
    Now the pics from my good friend Luca:
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    Very nice looking pistol. Congratulations!
     

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    Beautiful pistol, congrats. Is the 9x21 ammo readily available?
     
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    Thanks to both! A couple more pics:
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    I'm from Italy and here the 9x21 IMI is the most popular pistol cartridge since civilians are not allowed to own 9x19 chambered semiauto pistols.
     
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    that is a sexy pistol!
     
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    Nice pistol. Is there any type of corrosion inhibitor available to you in Italy and do you have another Colt 380 just sitting in your safe needing to be sold?
     
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    I envy you. Beautiful bella pistol.
     
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    It is in Italy, :D
    "Military" rounds are banned for civilian use.
     
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    Thanks guys!

    If you are referring to the muzzle pic, the spots at the end of the rifling are old powder dirt that the previous owner neglected. At first I tought myself it was corrosion but after the range trip I cured it with a bronze brush and Sonax oil. Before the range trip I only inspected the barrel and lubed the pistol well and the pics are only few minutes before shooting it the first time. There are a couple of pits in the muzzle but nothing to worry about. The rifling is like mirror. Now, after a deep cleaning the gun is sleeping inside a good transparent plastic bag with a coat of the same Sonax oil, just in case.

    My Colt was the stainless version with card box, plastic box, instruction manual, everything, including the clip with the Colt logo that was attached on the trigger guard... Now it's in the hands of the same person who made the pics in this thread and I'm happy he has it because he is one of my best friends. And I've shot the little Colt in the same range trip because for him it's not a safe queen.
     
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    Nice lighting and images!

    What is your setup?
     
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    Congrats on an incredible pistol. I've had mine about 10 years and it's one of my favorites.
     
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    Brian,

    Is your Pardini 9x21 or 9x19?

    I was unaware of 9x21 until this thread.
     
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    9x19 Don

    The 9x21 is big in Italy.
     
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    That is one sweet pistol for sure!
     
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    Congrats! Love the GT9. :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks to my friend Luca who made the pics. He used a smartphone with a Zeiss sensor. Sorry, I don't know nothing about photography set ups and smartphones...

    Thanks bac1023! Love your pistol collection. As I wrote in the first post you and lifesizepotato influenced my choice on this pistol. I had a great deal on this one.
    Off topic: I know you have a Mauser M2, an odd ball that always got my interest. What do you think abuot it?
     
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    Very nice looking pistol. :thumbsup:
     
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    Nice looking gun! Do they make them in a real gun caliber?

    That thing would be a real hit a some Texas BBQ's.
     
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    LOL!