Benelli MP 90S
|Benelli MP 90S|
Benelli MP 90S
|Place of origin||Italy|
|Manufacturer||Benelli Armi SpA|
|Mass||1,100 g (39 oz)|
|Barrel length||110 mm (4.3 in)|
|Width||50 mm (2.0 in)|
|Height||132 mm (5.2 in)|
|Cartridge||.22 LR, .32 S&W Long|
|Feed system||.22 LR version: 6-round detachable box magazine, .32 S&W Long version: 5-round detachable box magazine|
|Sights||fixed 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.
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.
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).
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.
The following table shows the major results achieved by shooters using the Benelli MP90S cal. 22:
|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|
- 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.