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Zamorana pistol (Venezuela)
|Type||Double Action semiautomatic|
|Weight unloaded||755 g|
|Barrel length||102 mm|
|Magazine capacity||15 rounds|
Zamorana pistol is manufactured since 2005 in Venezuela by CAVIM factory. It is a license-built version of not widely known Czech CZ-G 2000 pistol, and while official sources claim that Zamorana is 100% made in Venezuela, some unofficial sources suggest that at least certain parts, such as frame, are imported from Czech republic. Zamorana, by the way, is the name of famous Venezuelan war chief.
Zamorana pistol uses traditional short recoil, locked breech, tilting barrel action. Barrel locks into slide with single large lug that enters ejection window; unlocking is controlled by the cam-shaped lug below the barrel which interacts with the cross-pin, set into frame. Pistol frame is made from impact-resistant polymer, with removable steel insert that hosts slide rails. Trigger is of double action type, with exposed hammer, automated firing pin block and slide-mounted decocker lever (left side only). Magazines are double stack, magazine release is located at the base of the enlarged trigger guard. Sights are fixed, both front and rear being dovetailed into the slide.