The NP42 Mini is the compact version of Chinese CF98/NP42. It is a small, polymer frame pistol with a 7 round capacity chambered in 9 x 19 mm. This pistol has been made for the international market. The original version used by Chinese LEAs is QSZ92. The pistol has safety decocker on both sides. It comes with two magazines, a cleaning rod and some spare springs etc. The packing is plastic box with no instructions manual which is very typical of the Chinese pistols. The pistol is small and ideal for concealed carry. With two single stack magazines the capacity is 14 rounds in all. Rear sights are two dot and front is single dot with a very rough white paint applied to them. The finish is just so so, I believe it is some kind of matte phosphating.
Here are the specs:
- Caliber: 9 x 19 mm
- Barrel length: 90 mm
- Length (Pistol): 160 mm
- Pistol weight (empty): 640 grams
- Width: 30 mm
- Action: SA/DA (delayed blow back with rotating barrel)
- Sights: 3 dot fixed
There is nothing very special about this pistol except that it is compact and reliable. It is the kind of pistol which gets the job done, very good for concealed carry. The trigger reset is not very long, and with rotating barrel a reasonable amount of accuracy can be achieved. In my opinion it is not suitable for people with very large hands as getting a good grip might not be easy. There are slight serrations on the trigger guard for better grip. It is a decent looking handgun which used to sell for Rs 50k plus minus but is now retailing around 100k to 130k range.