Christensen Arms just announced the new Modern Precision Pistol, or MPP. This compact, lightweight bolt-action chassis pistol, based on their full-size Modern Precision Rifle, or MPR, was designed for backpacking and back-country hunting.
“We are excited to offer this new MPP in a bolt-action pistol design,” said Christensen’s Stephen Graham, V.P. of Marketing. “The intent was to offer shooters the same familiarity and performance of the MPR in a compact, pistol chassis system. This MPP has the same accuracy potential and dependability as our field-proven MPR’s, as they share many of the same features and components.”
Christensen is staying true to form with the MPP, which shares many of the same features of the MPR including the carbon fiber barrel, which brings the weight down for this chassis system to as little as 4.8 pounds.
Offered in four calibers with four different barrel lengths, there is an MPP for just about every shooting role that a rifle-caliber pistol is suited for. The most compact is a 300 AAC Blackout with a 7.5-inch barrel with a 1-in-5 twist. One step up is the .223 Remington model, with a 10.5-inch barrel with a 1-in-7 twist.
The last two models are chambered for 6.5mm Creedmoor and .308 Winchester and both share 12.5-inch barrels with 1-in-8 twist rifling. The carbon fiber-wrapped Target-profile free-floating barrels use a hand-lapped button-rifled 416r stainless steel liner with a match chamber with 1/2-28 or 5/8-24 threads and come with Christensen’s adjustable side-baffle muzzle brake.
All are built on Christensen’s in-house action that uses Remington 700 optics and triggers and comes with a 20 MOA optics rail and a TriggerTech Flat Trigger standard. The actions are compatible with AICS-pattern magazines and come with an oversize Tactical mag release.
The actions come with twin-lug, spiral-fluted bolts with oversized bolt knobs and AR-style extractors. They also have enlarged ejection ports and Christensen’s enhanced bolt release.
The bolt and action have a black nitride finish and are fit in the 7075-series billet aluminum chassis with or without an optional side-folding stabilizing brace. The chassis uses a V-block bedding system and takes AR-style pistol grips. The forend includes a forward Picatinny rail, a barricade stop, two quick detach sling sockets and features M-Lok mounting slots for a wide range of accessories.
While the MPP isn’t going to have the same reach — or bulk — as the MPR, its small size and light weight make it easier to pack in and pack back out. And unlike a rifle or SBR, in a lot of places, pistols can be used for hunting in extra or early hunting seasons, expanding the amount of time a hunter has in the field.
Configured with the brace, the Christensen MPP has a suggested retail price of $2,295. For more about the MPP and the rest of their line-up, visit Christensen Arms online today.