PIETTA PPA-V1

PIETTA PPA-V1

Introduced as a prototype at the 2007 IWA expo in Nuremberg (Germany), briefly shown at the 2008 SHOT Show in Las Vegas (NV, USA) and finally officially launched on the market at the 2008 EXA expo in Brescia (Italy), the PPA-V1 ("Pietta Pump Action - Version 1") series represents an extremely modernist market entry for an Italian manufacturer that has been longtime focusing on Western replicas. The Pietta PPA-V1 shotguns were originally developed to respond a RFT (request for tender) from the French Police Nationale for a 12-gauge service shotgun that had to be easy to operate and mantain, lighter and more comfortable to carry than the currently issued ones. As such, Pietta responded by manufacturing a shotgun that's mostly made of lightweight alloy, with polymer handguard and stock, that's arguably one of the lightest entries on the market, yet remaining extremely reliable in range and accuracy and more than acceptable for recoil thanks to its barrel, drilled and bored from high-resistance (SAE 4140) steel bars and internally hard-chromed. The Pietta PPA-V1 features a twin action bars operation for a smooth and reliable working; the robust and energic return spring mounted on the 6-shells feeding tube directly behind the slide action ensures a safe and sure closure of the bolt once the handguard is released; the trigger itself is equipped of an automatic disconnector that prevents the hammer to be released on the chambered cartridge unless the action is completely closed. Other safety features include a push-button safety located on the trigger guard and a slide lock release for easy and fast clearing of the 3-inch "Magnum" chamber. The receiver has four slots on the upper part for the mounting of optics interface systems. As another idea behind the conception of the PPA-V1 shotguns was "sense and simplicity", the Pietta shotguns are easy to strip down for thorough cleaning or for maintenance, down to the very same fire mechanism, and similarly easy to reassemble rapidly and properly once maintainment operations are complete. Receiver and barrel are treated with an anti-glare finish. The Pietta PPA-V1 shotguns are either available with a checkered "skeleton" fixed stock manufactured under a strict policy of weight reduction AND resistence; or with a specifically conceived "tactical" stock system with pistol grip and folding stock that folds on the right side of the receiver; the folding stock is specifically designed to help alignment of sights when the gun is embraced, and not to be a hindrance for handling, operation or shells ejection, and the use of the PPA-V1 with stock folded results equally comfortable. All stocks come standard with ventilated rubber recoil pad. Sling swivels are fitted upon request. The Pietta PPA-V1 shotgun is currently (June 2009) in production, available for professional sales (Military, LE, Security), as well as on the Italian civilian market for an overall price of 662 Euros. The distributor (EFFEBI Snc) is a bulk trader that doesn't sells to private individuals; all export enquiries and orders shall be placed directly to PIETTA or EFFEBI by qualified entities (FFL holders in the U.S.). ---TECHNICAL SPECS--- TYPE: Pump-action shotgun OPERATION SYSTEM: Single shot, slide action; internal single-action hammer with trigger safety CALIBER: 12 Gauge "Magnum" (12/76, 3") CAPACITY: 7+1 shells; removable capacity reducers are available to limit the overall capacity to 3 shells for hunting purposes to comply with the provisions of Italian Hunting laws CONSTRUCTION: Lightweight alloy (receiver); SAE 4140 stainless steel (barrel and feeding tube); polymer (stock and handguard) TOTAL LENGHT: 1050 millimetres (39,5"); 770 millimetres (30,3") with stock folded BARREL LENGHT: 510 millimetres (20") WEIGHT UNLOADED: 2,6 Kilograms (5,73 Pounds) WEIGHT LOADED: 3,1 Kilograms (6,83 Pounds) SIGHTS: Fixed ---MANUFACTURER CONTACT INFO--- FAP - Fabbrica d'Armi F.lli Pietta & C., SNC Via Mandalossa 102 25064 Gussago (BS) - Italy TEL: +39-030-3737098 FAX: +39-030-3737100 URL: http://www.pietta.it E-MAIL: info@pietta.it ---DISTRIBUTOR CONTACT INFO--- EFFEBI SNC Via Rossa 4 25062 Concesio (BS) - Italy TEL: +39-030-2751955 FAX: +39-030-2180414 URL: http://www.effebisnc.it E-MAIL: info@effebisnc.it OTHER PICTURES: http://www.securityarms.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=982&d=1216980724 http://www.securityarms.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=983&d=1216980724 http://www.securityarms.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=984&d=1216980724

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