Benelli MP 90S

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Benelli MP 90S
MP 90 S World Cup 22 gauge.jpg
Benelli MP 90S
TypeTarget pistol
Place of origin Italy
Production history
ManufacturerBenelli Armi SpA
Specifications
Mass1,100 g (39 oz)
Barrel length110 mm (4.3 in)
Width50 mm (2.0 in)
Height132 mm (5.2 in)

Cartridge.22 LR, .32 S&W Long
ActionBlowback, semi-automatic
Feed system.22 LR version: 6-round detachable box magazine, .32 S&W Long version: 5-round detachable box magazine
Sightsfixed front sight, rear sight with lateral and vertical adjustment

The Benelli MP 90S is a precision target shooting pistol designed for the 25 metre pistol and 25 metre rapid fire pistol ISSF shooting events. It is manufactured by Benelli Armi SpA of Italy. Available calibers are .22 LR and .32 S&W Long Wadcutter.

The Finnish military shooting team uses the MP90S.

Features[edit]

Like all pistols designed for the 25 metre pistol and 25 metre rapid fire pistol events, it has fully adjustable sights, trigger and anatomically shaped grip. It employs a semi-automatic fixed barrel operation using the inertial, blow-back system. The feed is through sequential loading with a 5 or 6-round magazine depending upon the caliber.[1]

The trigger action is single action and completely adjustable. The sights are of a square-section type, with fixed front sight and a rear sight with lateral and vertical adjustment. The sight radius is 218 mm (from rear to front sight).[1]

The MP90S is constructed from tough materials, resistant to wear. The barrel is made of chrome-nickel alloy steel. The breech and bolt are constructed from chrome-molybdenum steel. The trigger guard is made of a special alloy of anodised ergal 55 aluminium, while the trigger mechanism is made from molybdenum chrome-nickel, heat treated and chromed.

Performance[edit]

The following table shows the major results achieved by shooters using the Benelli MP90S cal. 22:

Competition Result Location Date Competitor
ISSF World Cup Silver medal  Milan (ITA) October 2003 Diana Iorgova
ISSF World Cup Gold medal  Munich (GER) June 2005 Jasna Šekarić
European Championship Gold medal  Serbia - Belgrade 2005 Jasna Šekarić
European Championship Bronze medal  Serbia - Belgrade 2005 Nicola Maffei
ISSF World Cup Gold medal  Resende (BRA) May 2006 Jasna Šekarić
Italian Championship Gold medal  Milan (ITA) September 2006 Nicola Maffei
Italian Championship Gold medal  Milan (ITA) September 2007 Nicola Maffei
Italian Championship Silver medal  Milan (ITA) September 2007 Alberto Cardinali
ISSF World Cup Gold medal  Beijing (CHN) April 2008 Jasna Šekarić
European Championship Juniores Bronze medal  Plzeň (CZE) July 2008 Jesse Peltomäki
Italian Championship Gold medal  Bologna (ITA) September 2008 Nicola Maffei
Italian Championship Gold medal  Bologna (ITA) September 2008 Alberto Cardinali

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shideler, Dan (26 June 2009). The Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900-Present. Iola, Wisconsin: Gun Digest Books. p. 99. ISBN 0-89689-824-5.

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