Morini (manufacturer)

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Morini Competition Arm S.A
Type Private
Industry firearms
Founded 1973 (1973)
Founders Cesare Morini
Headquarters Bedano, Switzerland
Area served Worldwide
Products ISSF Target Pistols and accessories
Website http://www.morini.ch
Footnotes / references
Pistols have electronic trigger mechanisms

Morini Competition Arm S.A. is a Swiss manufacturer of target pistols aimed at ISSF shooting events as governed by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF, formerly UIT) and competed in at the Olympics.

The company was formed in 1973 in Italy as a maker of anatomical grips for target pistols and still supply these grips to many other companies in addition to producing competition arms themselves.

During the following years, complying with laws and regulations governing guns become more and more complicated in Italy, and in 1985 the company decided to move to Lamone, Canton Ticino, the Italian speaking region of Switzerland.

In 1990 the company moved to Bedano, its current headquarters, which is another small village of the Italian speaking region of Switzerland.

Currently their CM 162 EI air pistol and CM 84E free pistol are amongst the most popular choices, for 10 m Air Pistol and 50 m Pistol respectively, amongst top international competitors. These pistols are most notable for an electronic trigger mechanism.

Models[edit]

All model are prefixed CM for Cesare Morini, the founder of the company.

CM 84E[edit]

This pistol was designed .22 Long Rifle calibre used in 50 m Pistol event that used to be called Free Pistol and these pistols are still referred to as free pistols. It features an electronic trigger. It was used to win the gold (by Mikhail Nestruev) at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, (by Jin Jong-oh at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, and at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. It was also used to win the 1994 World Championship (by Wang Yifu) in Milan, Italy, both the 2002 and 2006 World Championships (by Tan Zongliang in Lahti, Finland and Zagreb, Croatia respectively, and then the 2010 World Championship (by Tomoyuki Matsuda) in Munich, Germany. The pistol also racked up numerous World Cup victories since 1994.

CM 162[edit]

This is 4.5 mm (.177 in) calibre pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air pistol used in 10 m Air Pistol event. It was the first pre-charged pistol to use compressed air rather than CO2 as a propellant. The air cylinder is positioned directly under the barrel and is normally filled with a SCUBA tank or a high-pressure hand pump to a pressure of approximately 200 bar (2900 psi). It is available in several variants, most notable one with an electronic trigger.

Variants:

  • CM 162 EI, electronic trigger
  • CM 162 MI, mechanical trigger
  • CM 162 EI Short, shortened, electronic trigger
  • CM 162 MI Short, shortened, mechanical trigger

CM 22M[edit]

This .22 Long Rifle calibre standard pistol is used in 25 m Standard Pistol and 25 m Pistol. It is also available in a lighter version using more aluminium parts called the CM 22M ALU.

CM 32M[edit]

This is a .32 S&W in calibre sport pistol used in the 25 m Center-Fire Pistol event.

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