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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by FLA2760, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. FLA2760

    FLA2760 Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    I have a chance to pick up a slightly used CZ83 .380 for $ 250.00. Are these things any good and are there parts available? It hold 12 rounds and is the stainless model. It has some holster wear. I don't know any thing about the CZ line however it felt good in my hand. Thanks. :cool:
  2. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Senior Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    These are excellent pistols that were derived from the CZ-82 developed for the Czech army (and still issued, if I remember correctly). It has a reputation for accuracy and superb trigger pull. The only drawback, and it isn't much of one, is the size and weight relative to the caliber. That wouldn't bother me, however.

    The CZ-83 is still available, and therefore parts will be as well. The price you quote is pretty darn good.

    I don't believe a stainless model was made. The one you saw was probably satin-nickeled by the factory or hard-chromed by an aftermarket outfit.

    I'd go for it.
  3. armoredman

    armoredman Elder

    Nov 19, 2003
    proud to be in AZ
    The CZ-83 is NOT the same as the excellent CZ-75, but it is a good sidearm in it's own right, reliable and accurate. I have fired two, and both shot POA reliably.
    It is large for the caliber, but if it fits you like a glove, go for it, and stoke it with top notch ammo. .

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