Gun Report

MasterPiece Arms Defender Pistol MPA30DMG 9mm Luger

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The Defender pistol was an enjoyable firearm to use and handle. It offered good practical accuracy, reliability with a range of ammunition and aftermarket magazines, and the trigger action was excellent. There was little to fault the MPA, if you solely look at what it is. But we didn't like the safety.

MasterPiece Arms Defender Pistol MPA30DMG 9mm Luger

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Model Number
Home Defense
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Trigger Span Single

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The MPA could be managed with one hand. The pistol weighs 66 ounces. In our estimation, the MPA has better balance than the Israeli Uzi and the MPA pistol is livelier in the hand.
We had several practice rounds before finding out how to properly bench-rest these pistols. It took some settling, but we found solid holds.
This is a 15-yard group with the MPA 9mm. The front-post sight and U-notch rear sight are precise when properly lined up. We think the MPA is most likely to be used by recreational shooters, who would also like the trigger, which broke cleanly at 5.5 pounds. This trigger has survived more than 300 rounds without any trouble.

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