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Post by Rogwp on Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:18 pm

I am considering a Pardini GT9 but after eye surgery I need to use a red dot sight. What are my options with this handgun? 

I currently have a Sig X5 with a Vortex Venom mounted on the frame where the rear sight used to be, but am thinking about a Match Dot or Aimpoint. I understand that Pardini sells a scope rail but does anyone know if a Weaver type base can be mounted on it or if it is a propriety Pardini rail which would need custom rings?

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Post by joy2shoot on Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:53 pm

What you see in the picture is the Pardini scope mount sledge for the GT45.  Both the front and rear sights have to be removed to install the sledge.  I used (past tense as I no longer own the gun) an Aimpoint H1 with the Kodiak Machine (Fred Totts) mount on the scope mount sledge with no issues.  (The Kodiak Machine mount replaces the Aimpoint factory mount).  I see that the Pardini USA Store website sells a scope mount sledge for the GT9.  But you will probably want to call them to verify that it can do what you want it to do.  Most of the Pardini USA staff is at Camp Perry this week and won't be back until next week.

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Post by Saladman on Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:20 pm

Why did you get rid of the gun?  I dob't particularly care for the 1911 so I was thinking of something different myself...

Also, do these guns have aluminum frames?

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Post by zanemoseley on Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:35 pm

Don't care for the 1911,,,,,  scratch

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Re: Pardini GT9 - 5

Post by Rogwp on Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:45 pm

joy2shoot wrote:What you see in the picture is the Pardini scope mount sledge for the GT45.  Both the front and rear sights have to be removed to install the sledge.  I used (past tense as I no longer own the gun) an Aimpoint H1 with the Kodiak Machine (Fred Totts) mount on the scope mount sledge with no issues.  (The Kodiak Machine mount replaces the Aimpoint factory mount).  I see that the Pardini USA Store website sells a scope mount sledge for the GT9.  But you will probably want to call them to verify that it can do what you want it to do.  Most of the Pardini USA staff is at Camp Perry this week and won't be back until next week.
Thank you for the reply and photo; very helpful.  Do you recall if the Kodiak mount was a standard Weaver/Picitinny base or a custom fitting one?
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Post by joy2shoot on Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:44 pm

Rogwp wrote:Thank you for the reply and photo; very helpful.  Do you recall if the Kodiak mount was a standard Weaver/Picitinny base or a custom fitting one?

The answer is both yes and no.  The Kodiak mount uses a larger screw that the factory Aimpoint mount.  In the photo, the factory mount is on top and the Kodiak mount is on the bottom.  Note the size of the screws.  While the Kodiak mount fits the short Picatinny rail on my 1911 just fine (as seen in the photo), the openings on the Pardini scope mount sledge appear to be narrower than found on Picatinny, so I had to widen one of the slots on the scope mount sledge to accept the wider screw.  The standard Aimpoint mount screw will fit the scope mount sledge just fine.  On a .22, I use the Aimpoint factory mount.  On a .45, I use the Kodiak mount.

p.s. The gun in the picture is an Accuracy X gun.  Their multi-sight design gives the shooter lots of different ways to mount a scope and a variety of iron sights.  If I were in the market for a high end 9mm, I would be contacting Accuracy X and ask them if they could build me a 9mm.  It would be in a 1911 platform, cost more than the GT9 and take months to get since they are only made when ordered.  And I guess in your case, you would have to ask if they could ship to Canada.


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Post by Rogwp on Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:37 am

joy2shoot wrote:
Rogwp wrote:Thank you for the reply and photo; very helpful.  Do you recall if the Kodiak mount was a standard Weaver/Picitinny base or a custom fitting one?

The answer is both yes and no.  The Kodiak mount uses a larger screw that the factory Aimpoint mount.  In the photo, the factory mount is on top and the Kodiak mount is on the bottom.  Note the size of the screws.  While the Kodiak mount fits the short Picatinny rail on my 1911 just fine (as seen in the photo), the openings on the Pardini scope mount sledge appear to be narrower than found on Picatinny, so I had to widen one of the slots on the scope mount sledge to accept the wider screw.  The standard Aimpoint mount screw will fit the scope mount sledge just fine.  On a .22, I use the Aimpoint factory mount.  On a .45, I use the Kodiak mount.
Thank you so much. That explains everything; the Picatinny slot is indeed wider than a Weaver. Most Weaver designed mounts fit a Picatinny, but not the other way round. I enlarged your first photo and I think it was the first slot (closer to the hammer) that you enlarged? Do you think the standard Aimpoint mount would survive on the 9mm?
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Post by Wile E Coyote on Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:54 am

Rogwp wrote:
joy2shoot wrote:
Rogwp wrote:Thank you for the reply and photo; very helpful.  Do you recall if the Kodiak mount was a standard Weaver/Picitinny base or a custom fitting one?

The answer is both yes and no.  The Kodiak mount uses a larger screw that the factory Aimpoint mount.  In the photo, the factory mount is on top and the Kodiak mount is on the bottom.  Note the size of the screws.  While the Kodiak mount fits the short Picatinny rail on my 1911 just fine (as seen in the photo), the openings on the Pardini scope mount sledge appear to be narrower than found on Picatinny, so I had to widen one of the slots on the scope mount sledge to accept the wider screw.  The standard Aimpoint mount screw will fit the scope mount sledge just fine.  On a .22, I use the Aimpoint factory mount.  On a .45, I use the Kodiak mount.
Thank you so much. That explains everything; the Picatinny slot is indeed wider than a Weaver. Most Weaver designed mounts fit a Picatinny, but not the other way round. I enlarged your first photo and I think it was the first slot (closer to the hammer) that you enlarged? Do you think the standard Aimpoint mount would survive on the 9mm?

It does just fine on a GT-45.

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Post by czman on Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:23 am

I had a GT9 six inch. Accuracy was not there. Best of luck getting one to shoot well.

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