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FEG PA-63 question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Prince Yamato, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. Prince Yamato

    Prince Yamato Senior Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I recently purchased a PA-63 (Makarov PPK). The gun shoots well and I enjoy it- so much so that I intend to use it as my CCW weapon once I get my permit. My question is this. I've been having a hard time with the safety, it's literally painful to engage or disengage. Is there a remedy for this? I was also thinking that since the trigger pull in DA mode is like 20lbs that I could avoid using the safety all together. That brought up another question. Is the gun drop safe with the safety off? I'm generally very careful with my guns, but I want to avoid potentially fatal accidents anywhere I can.
  2. bpisler

    bpisler Participating Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Try www.makarov.com click on the "other
    9X18 pistols" link on the left side of the
    opening page.There's some good info on
    the FEG PA-63 there.
  3. weregunner

    weregunner Participating Member

    Aug 12, 2006
    Prince Yamato. While at the Makarov site already posted, go to the message board which is the Makarov Forum. You can post this question there as many P63 and P64 users post questions and recieve answers there on many problems. It is free to join. The military gun board there at www.gunboards.com has posters there too, as well as the Modern handgun section.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2006
  4. Teakwood

    Teakwood New Member

    Apr 7, 2004
    New Mexico
    I had the same problem when I first got my PA63.
    I just kept working it back and forth until it loosened up.
  5. makarovnik

    makarovnik Participating Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    I had the same problem with my PA 63. The last coil of the safety was all bent up and knarled up one of the ball bearings in the safety mechanism. My brother had the same problem but one of his ball bearings was actually missing. Be VERY careful when you take the safety apart. Do it in a plastic bag because parts are small and will go flying all over the place. I took a needlenose pliers and carefully bent the end of the spring back into place and got a new ball bearing and it worked great. The pistol was very nice looking but recoil was nasty and it had feeding issues. Even with hollowpoints. I traded it for a new 9mm Hi-Point and have never regretted the trade. Good luck!

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