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CZ-83 - Awesome!!!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by PRM, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. PRM

    PRM Well-Known Member

    I picked up delivery on a CZ-83 in .380 yesterday. Got a chance to shoot it this afternoon. It was awesome. I was key-holing shots at 30 feet. It functioned flawlessly with both the Winchester .95 grain Talon hollow points and the Winchester 95 grain FMJ. I bought the gun from Cole Distributing for $230 + $30 shipping. It was hand picked 99%. Top notch dealer and fast shipping. I had the gun next day after they had my money order. These little guns are everything that owners have posted about them and more. Only down side, I was expecting it to fit my Walther PP holster - trigger guard is too big.

  2. Blakenzy

    Blakenzy Well-Known Member

    Pic? Pics!!!
  3. NCGunman

    NCGunman Member

    I bought one NIB a couple of months ago...

    Mine is the Glossy-Blue...I ordered a set of grips from Marschalgrips...they have a Red stain...really sets the little .380 off...

    I haven't shot mine much, but I did find it to be a hoot to shoot...quite accurate...
  4. Marlin 45 carbine

    Marlin 45 carbine Well-Known Member

    I had one, they are good pistols, sort of regret selling but I had a line on a rare BDA .380acp I got. even finer .380acp.
  5. PRM

    PRM Well-Known Member


    Here's a couple of pics - I will try to get some better ones later. Not a lot of difference in the size between my PP and the CZ. Just enough on the trigger guard to make the holsters not interchangeable. There is a little size difference on grip width due to the double stack magazine, but extremely comfortable and pointable. Slight difference in weight because of the 13 shot .380 VS. 9 shot with the Walther .32. Recoil is mild due to weight/size. I see both getting carried a lot. The Walther will always fill a unique place in my collection. So will the CZ. Again I have been awed by my first trip to the range with the CZ. Got a feeling my wife may take dibs on it for HD.

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  6. Dollar An Hour

    Dollar An Hour Well-Known Member

    Comfy in hand, accurate and great triggers. A lot to like about the CZ-83.

    They are large for a .380 though.
  7. krs

    krs Well-Known Member

    they're essentially the same as the C&R eligible CZ-82 but for the finishes and the caliber. I've got two CZ-82's but admit to being tempted by the gloss blue CZ-83, or maybe even the nickel.

    Like all CZ pistols they're definitely fine pieces.

    I AM kinda' surprised to see you say "Not a lot of difference in the size between my PP and the CZ", PRM, because to me the difference between the CZ-82 and my PP's is substantial in every dimension. The CZ's are bigger. Better feel, too, and by all means more pleasant to shoot, but bigger.
  8. PRM

    PRM Well-Known Member

    OK, as far as size, maybe it is better said, it is not significant enough to be a major detractor between the two. The CZ is well within the parameters of a mid-size semi auto and easy for CC.

    I really wanted a satin nickel version of the CZ, but the price difference in what I picked this one up at was a no-brainer. Pretty close to half the cost of a new nickel.

    Anybody got any idea where you can find a good leather pancake style holster for one of these?
  9. krs

    krs Well-Known Member

    It's a funny thing but the OWB holster that I use for my Glock 19 fits a CZ-82 very well. It's not as snugly blocked but I'd bet that if I were to decide that I didn't need the holster for the Glock I could soak it and let it shrink onto a CZ-82/83 for a perfect fit. Even as it is it's usable but only if I don't drive or otherwise slouch down enough for the pistol to slide out.

    Ya, the satin nickel...my only problem with the CZ usage is how they make the control levers black on a nickeled pistol. I'd probably want to get the bits and pieces nickeled to match.
  10. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

  11. NCGunman

    NCGunman Member

    "Anybody got any idea where you can find a good leather pancake style holster for one of these?"

    I have a Don Hume 721 OT I bought for my Bersa .380...fits my CZ 83 perfectly...
  12. PRM

    PRM Well-Known Member

    NCGUNMAN - would please post pics of this holster and the CZ
  13. Matrix187

    Matrix187 Well-Known Member

    Me and my mom have cz 82's. Both arrived in brand new shape, and I love the things to death. Accurate, reliable, great trigger, cheap ammo.

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