VARTAN Super Seven
About one decade ago, the American firearms manufacturing firm called PSMG has started the trading of a semi-automatic pistol called Vartan, characterized by its fleeting mass locking mechanism and a rapid caliber interchangeability (calibers available were .45-ACP, .40-S&W, .9x19mm-Parabellum, .38-Special, .38 - Super Auto, .30-Luger and .22-LR). The gun works in Single Action only with external hammer, slide-mounted ambidextrous safety lever and reversible magazine release button. 3"-1/4, 5"-1/2 and 7"-1/2 barrels are available. Today, the manufacturer is offering a limited series consisting in 25 samples, with platinum plating and 24-carats gold plating on the commands. The baseline gun, with particularily well-cured finishes, costs about 2'000 US$ (800 US$ extra for each spare barrel), while the commemorative version is offered for "only" 25'000 US$. According to the manufacturers, the advantage of this gun consist in keeping the same "feeling" of the gun when changing caliber, and also keeping the same accuracy when shifting from one caliber to another without the need for any adjustment. The aesthetics, instead, would need improvements...
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