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Matchguns MG2 & MG4 Bullseye Pistols

Post by Slartybartfast on Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:20 pm

http://www.matchguns.com/en/mg-bullseye

The American discipline of Bullseye shooting has experienced a great expansion in recent years, with many shooters from all around the United States now practicing it.

Not sure about the "great expansion", but interesting to see Matchguns jump into the American side of things.

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Re: Matchguns MG2 & MG4 Bullseye Pistols

Post by Jon Eulette on Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:35 pm

I prefer the standard 6” barrel length over these 7” monsters. Just to darn long.
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Post by Slartybartfast on Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:01 pm

Jon Eulette wrote:I prefer the standard 6” barrel length over these 7” monsters. Just to darn long.
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Well, I can't comment on the weight or balance.
But it does mean that the rail is easily available if you want to use a MG2 with optics.
The Pardini std barrel is 4.72 in (120 mm), the Bullseye is a 5.59 in (142 mm) barrel,  the MG2 has a 5.98 mm (152 mm) barrel a 7 in would be 177.8 mm.
One of the marketing points the MG2 uses is that their barrel is the maximum length despite being a more compact pistol. 
So the MG2 Bullseye may well be a very similar overall length as the Pardini 6 in. And by the actual barrel lengths, what Pardini calls 5 and 6 inch seem to me to be over reporting their length.
The optic is also mounted over the grip and not out by the muzzle like on the Pardini.
I've found that the Italian to English of the MG website is a little poor. And descriptions of parts and options are difficult to find or non-existent. It seems the 7" would be an option and that 6" would be standard.

On request, the MG2 can be equipped with an inertial compensator with 6 pistons in tungsten carbide. Both calibers, with a choice and with a minimum surcharge, can be equipped with a 7" barrel with 10-piston compensator.
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Post by Slartybartfast on Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:13 pm

Found the length of an MG2 is 11 - 11.8 in. (280 - 300 mm) depending on the grip.
So the 7" barrel version will be 12 - 12.8in (305 - 325 mm).

Pardini overall length  12.2/13.2 in. (310/335 mm) for the 120/146 mm barrel.

So an inch shorter than the 6" Pardini with a barrel that's possibly 1.5 inches longer.


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Post by dronning on Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:17 pm

Slartybartfast wrote:
The optic is also mounted over the grip and not out by the muzzle like on the Pardini.
You can mount the optic on the muzzle but you don't have to.
I'm using the Kodiak mount on a 6" Pardini (Dick Horton Grips), as you can see I could have moved it back a little further but this is where I wanted it.
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Post by zanemoseley on Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:18 pm

I want one..... of each lol,, and make my MG4 in 32ACP. I'd prefer a 5-6" barrel, the 7" barrel will do nothing for me but make it nose heavy.

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Post by Jon Eulette on Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:22 pm


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Post by Slartybartfast on Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:28 pm

zanemoseley wrote:I want one..... of each lol,, and make my MG4 in 32ACP. I'd prefer a 5-6" barrel, the 7" barrel will do nothing for me but make it nose heavy.
Just corrected my post with the lengths.
The MG2 with a 7 inch barrel  seems to be shorter than a 6" Pardini and could be shorter overall than the 5" Pardini.

Really would love to have the chance to compare them.
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Post by Jon Eulette on Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:52 pm

The Pardini has magazine forward of the trigger guard. Moves weight forward towards muzzle. The match gun has removable barrel weights.  Not as nose heavy as the Pardini. Excellent balance.
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Re: Matchguns MG2 & MG4 Bullseye Pistols

Post by kidneyboy on Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:47 pm

I had an email conversation with Kang Chua, the US distributor. Some of what Kang said - 


"The Bullseye version is not available for import yet. Don't know the ETA either. It is too nose heavy even without the scope.

Based on our shooters' opinions, the MG2 with 6 inch barrel is already optimal for 50 yard bullseye event.

The factory is not making MG2 now because they are planning on introducing a new model, MG2 EVO. Don't know about the pricing yet. Initial pricing or introductory pricing is about $1600. May vary depending on other factors."

This was from a couple weeks ago. I'll be checking back with him in a couple of months.

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Post by zanemoseley on Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:58 pm

Funny they're gonna name the new model the Evo, think they stole that from Steyr??

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Re: Matchguns MG2 & MG4 Bullseye Pistols

Post by mhayford45 on Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:39 am

This might be a good time to have a discussion on Ergo grips as I like the looks of the MG. I have shot a Pardini for a number of years; an old Nygord and a new BE edition. I have been through a number of different grips. Several Rinks, several stock Pardini and a Dick Horton that I am currently shooting. Had a Morini .22 for awhile and did not like it..etc...etc.  It seems I am always modifying the grip to "fit better" with a little Rink putty here, a little sanding there, some grip tape there...etc. Has anyone ever gotten to the point where they have said ... wow that is it. everything lines up, feels right. works right? 

I had a Marvel conversion for while. Not very reliable. Never had a fit problem with a 1911 frame but always seemed to shoot the Pardini just a little better and the Pardini is reliable. 

I would not want to purchase a MG only to find the same grip fitting issues. Maybe the just right grip feel is just a holy quest....

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Re: Matchguns MG2 & MG4 Bullseye Pistols

Post by Chris Miceli on Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:01 pm

The matchguns grips are the best fitting ergo grips I’ve felt followed by morini. They are all bases to built to fit
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Re: Matchguns MG2 & MG4 Bullseye Pistols

Post by zanemoseley on Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:16 pm

Matchgun grips are made by Morini aren't they?

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Post by Chris Miceli on Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:12 pm

Azanemoseley wrote:Matchgun grips are made by Morini aren't they?
By Cesar morini yes,  Morini is owner by Francesco and makes and sells the grips designed by morini before selling the morini company/name
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