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Bernardelli P-018 (Italy)

Bernardelli P-018 pistol

 

Bernardelli P-018 pistol

 

P-018 field-stripped

P-018 field-stripped



Type: Double Action 
Chamber: 9x19mm Luger/Parabellum; 7.65mm Luger/Parabellum; 
Weight unloaded: 998 g 
Length: 213 mm 
Barrel length: 122 mm 
Capacity: 16 rounds 

 

The Bernardelli P-018 pistol appeared on the market in the mid-1980s, as a police and civilian side-arm. The 9mm version was intended mostly for the police use, while 7.65mm version ws intended for European civilian market, where in some countries such as Italy or France, civilians are prohibited to own guns in "military" calibers. P-018 was used by some European police forces.

Technically, P-018 is a quite straightforward design, with Browning-type, linkless short recoil system of automatic and double-action trigger, The asfety is frame-mounted, and the sights are dovetailed into slide.