2016 was a great year for Pardini Armi. The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro brought 7 medals that have improved what won in London 2012. With three gold, two silver and two bronze medals, the company has confirmed its dominance in rapid fire pistol and sport pistol events, getting its first Olympic success even with the GPR1 air rifle, led to victory by Niccolò Campriani.
The new Olympic term, which will culminate with the Tokyo Games in 2020, opens with the presentation of four new products: the evolution of the K12 Absorber New air pistol, the presentation of the GPR1 Light air rifle, the launch of the high power GPR16 air rifle and the presentation of the 2017 model SP Bullseye.
The Pardini K12 Absorber New originates from the constant dialogue between the Pardini Team and the most talented athletes of the world. The new model features an innovative removable alloy-made barrel sleeve which can be applied up to 8 counterweights (6 in Junior version), 5 grams each. The accessory is supplied as standard and is available in 4 colors (red, blue, black and silver); combined with the dedicated air cylinders (available in red, blue, black, silver, white and pink), it allows to customize the weapon in a total of 24 color variations.
The GPR1 air rifle, winner of the gold medal at Rio 2016 Olympics, is now available in the GPR1 Light version which saves 500 grams of the total weight. No change was made to the proven mechanics that continues to take advantage of the already popular technical solutions. It is available in all the versions already presented: Top, Evo, Pro, and Basic.
New in 2017 is also the GPR16, a high power version (16 Joules) of the GPR1 specifically designed for Field Target and Bench Rest shooters. The new model features all the technical and mechanical characteristics of the GPR1. It is available in the Top Evo, Basic, and Pro versions.
The Bullseye version of the SP pistol is dedicated to the American market and for the moment it is not intended to be marketed in Europe. Designed for the homonymous specialties at 25 and 50 yards, it has a Weaver rail to mount a scope, 5- or 6-inch barrel, conversions in .32 ACP and .32 S&W and a compensator, an accessory that is not allowed in ISSF disciplines.