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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:29 am 
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I own two .22 rapid fire pistols and wanted to ask the opinion on this board as to which has the better reputation for accuracy, reliability, etc.?

I realize these are no longer used in competition but they are a hoot to shoot.

One is the Walther OSP the other the Pardini GPO

Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:32 pm 
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I have a Walther OSP, never try the Pardini, the OSP has been very reliable when fed with TARGET VELOCITY ammo.

IMHO 100% reliability is more important than accuracy in the rapid fire game.

.22 short target ammo are getting hard to find, I'm down to less than 500 rds.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:01 pm 
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In my opinion...

The Walther OSP was better than the Pardini GPO, but once Pardini came out with the GP (and the GPS) they were better than the Walther OSP.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:32 pm 
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With .22 shorts way back, the two go to pistols were the Walther OSP or the FAS.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:33 am 
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Definitely the FAS I had both. Also a Hammer 230.
My FAS was the earlier IGI Domino which I still have although as I am in the UK I had to have it deactivated.. I won medals with it so I wanted to keep it.
Just my opinion from personal experience.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:55 pm 
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Brian Girling wrote:
Definitely the FAS I had both. Also a Hammer 230.
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The OP asked about Walther OSP and Pardini GPO...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:06 pm 
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What's the GPO? I think that was before my time (I bought my first OSP in 1995).


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:16 pm 
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john bickar wrote:
What's the GPO? I think that was before my time (I bought my first OSP in 1995).

http://www.pardini.it/manuali/gpo.pdf


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:23 pm 
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Is anyone making .22 Short match ammo any more? I'm sitting on a case of R25...and a Walther OSP.

Edit: Looks like CCI still is making match ammo...if it'll work in your gun. I had problems with it in my OSP.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:56 pm 
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THREEDFLYER wrote:
I own two .22 rapid fire pistols and wanted to ask the opinion on this board as to which has the better reputation for accuracy, reliability, etc.?

I realize these are no longer used in competition but they are a hoot to shoot.

One is the Walther OSP the other the Pardini GPO

Thanks in advance.


Based on replies, it sounds like you're in a great position to shoot them both extensively and report back to the board with an answer!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:03 pm 
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Spencer wrote:
john bickar wrote:
What's the GPO? I think that was before my time (I bought my first OSP in 1995).

http://www.pardini.it/manuali/gpo.pdf


What was the $4,000* Malfunction Machine with the electronic trigger - was that the GPE?

* $4,000 because you had to have two $2,000 guns in your gunbox to avoid triple alibis.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:48 am 
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john bickar wrote:
Spencer wrote:
john bickar wrote:
What's the GPO? I think that was before my time (I bought my first OSP in 1995).

http://www.pardini.it/manuali/gpo.pdf


What was the $4,000* Malfunction Machine with the electronic trigger - was that the GPE?

* $4,000 because you had to have two $2,000 guns in your gunbox to avoid triple alibis.

Aha!
We have a modern equivalent for these problems available...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:33 am 
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viewtopic.php?f=7&t=56663

I guess THREEDFLYER doesn't own two RF pistols anymore...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:44 am 
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j-team wrote:
Brian Girling wrote:
Definitely the FAS I had both. Also a Hammer 230.
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The OP asked about Walther OSP and Pardini GPO...


Well spotted.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:49 am 
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Accuracy was pretty much all over the place with those pistols, but it did not really matter that much. Reliability was a different issue, but any RF pistol that was "improved" enough would have a time when it worked, and then a period of ´¬¢¢¬°#¬§@§#¬! The Walther was seen as pretty good out of the box, but the chamber was not hardened, so it would start to bulge after 40'000+ shots and the cases would not extract smoothly anymore. The Pardinis were an "OK" design for a long time, until Ralf Schumann made them famous, but they have their problems as well - magazines are "expendables", and the trigger of the later series (can't remember the GPO setup) was a hoot - we used to have a bag full of them, and swap them whenever a problem came up. Have to agree about the pleasure to shoot them, though - I used to shoot FAS, and later Pardinis, but completed the full set of last-generation RFs when nobody was interested in them anymore :-)

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What was the $4,000* Malfunction Machine with the electronic trigger - was that the GPE?

* $4,000 because you had to have two $2,000 guns in your gunbox to avoid triple alibis.


Yep, what a piece of crap that was. And $2'000 per piece weren't enough. Looked good, though.


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