August 22, 2007, 08:47 PM
likes? dislikes? ccw it?

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August 22, 2007, 08:49 PM
Surprisingly uncomfortable to shoot for just about everyone, but a solidly-built, reliable pistol for a good price.

August 22, 2007, 08:51 PM
my problem with it was the grips. so i got a slick pair of slimlines for it.

August 22, 2007, 10:23 PM
The magazines for mine wouldn't let me load hollowpoints. the tips of the JHPs were too wide and would hang up in the magazine. The gun had a nasty habit of fileting (sp) the web of my hand when I shot it. As Trueblue said it isn't the most comfortable gun to shoot. The Makarov or the CZ82 are better options, IMHO, if you want to burn up 9x18 ammo.

August 23, 2007, 06:56 AM
Wear gloves.. Other than that, it's a straight shooter. Some like it, some don't. It's easy enough to conceal, but as stated above, HP's can be temperamental. There are better choices, but rarely for the price.

August 23, 2007, 08:11 AM
I give up, what the hell is a Pa-63?

August 23, 2007, 08:17 AM
Some folks just call them an FEG.

August 23, 2007, 08:17 AM
Tim, This is the PA-63

What is the going price for one of these? My local shop has one for 175.00 does that sound about right? i thought of buying one also.

I did read that the trigger pull on them is very heavy. But I think wolf springs has replacements to make it better.

North Bender
August 23, 2007, 08:27 AM
Centerfire Systems has them for $99:

August 23, 2007, 08:30 AM
I shot a guys at the range...I didnt enjoy it as much as my mak. I think 9x18 in a blowback pistol is sharp (not bad, but not the push of a .45) but man that Pa-63 stings!

August 23, 2007, 09:44 AM
The 99 price tag looks good, However with the "fees" to ship my local price seems fair.

Silent Bob
August 23, 2007, 09:50 AM
Where are Pachmayr grips for the PA-63 available?

August 23, 2007, 10:48 AM
let me just add, even with the sharp recoil I dont think you can go wrong for ~$140 (including S/H and transfer). I really like the caliber and the pistol seemed pretty solid. I would add a grip sleeve at a minimum.

August 23, 2007, 11:25 AM
The advice I read elsewhere is that, due to the aluminum frame, is that anything heavier than 95 grain bullets should be avoided.

Mine had a horribly heavy trigger. Wolff springs cured that and made it into a pretty good pistola.

August 23, 2007, 12:35 PM
I used to carry one of these before I could afford better. They're easily concealable, reliable, accurate, and cheap.

The recoil is manageable. I got used to it pretty quickly. The sights are miniscule, but a dab of white paint on the front sight took care of that.

Honestly, I'd recommend one to anyone who is tight on cash and needs a pistol now. Otherwise, it would be a better idea to save for one of the $200 CZ-82 pistols that are on the market now. does carry a number of accessories for them. As mxl wrote, new springs are mandatory, as are new grips if one is left-handed.

Edit: So it is, Hoffy. Thanks!

August 23, 2007, 02:59 PM
Loucks: I think that's :)

August 23, 2007, 05:55 PM
anyone have problems with loading the mags? i never get thru a session without having one of my fingers getting nipped by the feed lip. anyone else have this issue?

August 23, 2007, 07:39 PM
The one I fondled, years ago, had the worse trigger of any gun I had ever handled!! I mean that one made my stock PPK/S seem like it had just come from the Smith with a custom trigger job!! :eek:

Since I already had several true Makarovs, at the time, I decided to give it a pass despite the attractive price!! ;)

August 23, 2007, 09:17 PM
Claymore, get an UP-Lula. Great mag loader that works on almost all of them.

M&P Store (

Little over 30 bucks.

August 24, 2007, 12:34 AM
it looks nice, but im putting all my current funds toward a .38special right now, so its gotta wait!

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