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best gun in 9x18

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by silicosys4, Mar 15, 2013.

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What would you do with 1700 rounds of ammo with no gun?

Poll closed Mar 25, 2013.
  1. Trade/sell ammo

    24 vote(s)
    26.7%
  2. buy gun for ammo

    66 vote(s)
    73.3%
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  1. Shadow 7D

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    Um, decocker???
    while the 82 may lack a decocker (what I think you are referring to)
    it MOST DEFIANTLY has a hammer BLOCK safety, the trick to safely decocking the 82 is to RELEASE the trigger then lower the hammer, the safety is connected to the trigger, and ONLY lowers (stops blocking the hammer) when the trigger is fully pulled.
    now a common problem is that the hammer block safety is sprung by the OTHER end of the sear spring, and if that spring is off one or the other, the gun has all sorts of problems.
     
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  2. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Member

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    I view that as a feature, not a problem.
     
  3. timd

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    Cz 82.
     
  4. rgwalt

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    I would first try to find a local buyer who would be interested in the ammo. Sure, it was crazy cheap, but that is a sunk cost at this point. Now you are debating spending $300+ on a pistol (I would also vote for the CZ82) in order to shoot the ammo you bought, when originally you hadn't given any thought to picking up a 9x18 pistol. Turn you $100 into $150-$200, and buy your buddy a six pack.

    This being said, if you are at all interested in getting into owning & shooting 9x18, you have an excellent opportunity. The nice thing is that the ammo supply is insulated from demand spikes like we are experiencing now. The downside is that you can't necessarily walk into your local sporting goods or gun store and pick up a box of 9x18. For example, I've not seen it sold at WalMart, Academy, Bass Pro, Gander Mountain, etc. Before you take the plunge and buy a gun to shoot the ammo you bought, you might want to check around and see what it will cost to feed once you've gone through all your cheap ammo, and how difficult it will be to get ahold of.
     
  5. marksg

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    The way ammo is right now, might be hard to feed a new gun.

    If it were brass case and i reloaded,I'd buy the gun.

    Since it is steel case, i would sell it or trade it instead of buying the gun.

    But that's just me.
     
  6. alex4922

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    I have had several Makarovs and the E Germans really are well done. I had one engraved for my sweetey and she truly treasures it.

    My go to light weather CCW is the P63? ("Polish Makarov") which with Wolf springs is probably all I'll ever need to get the ell out of Dodge. Very dependable and as accurate as needed.

    My CZ 82 is kind of the ugly duckling of the three but for a smoothbore (kidding) it shoots really well. Thirteen rounds of Hornady JHP can definately be bad luck for the bad guy.

    You got a great deal...enjoy. A
     
  7. silicosys4

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    Thanks, everyone for all the good advice,
    I decided to pick up a polish p64, and a set of wolff springs,
    and a cz-82.
    I look forward to wringing them out.
     
  8. mavracer

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    You'll enjoy them the P64 isn't bad with a spring kit and the 82 is a awesome gun for the money just don't freak out the rifeling is suppoded to look like that lol.
     
  9. hAkron

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    A few years ago I bought a Makarov because it was cheap. That lead me to buy a CZ 82, which lead to a CZ 75, which lead to a LOT more CZ's and CZ clones, which lead to Dan Wesson revolvers(currently owned by CZ), which lead to a bunch of Smith & Wesson revolvers (Dan Wesson's great grand daddy), which is currently leading me to S&W 3rd gen autos...so the obvious shortcut would be to sell the ammo and buy a 4506. :)
     
  10. toivo

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    CZ-82, by all means. If you really can't live without a decocker, then Makarov.
     
  11. Lj1941

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    Best 9x18

    The CZ 82 is with out a doubt the best buy out there.I am really sorry that I didn't buy more than one. Mine is the most accurate handgun that I own.I have two M&Ps and a Combat Magnum that are good and more powerful but that CZ 82 with its double stack mag with 95GrHPs makes me sure that I can handle whatever comes up.:cuss:
     
  12. OilyPablo

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    I just bought a Bulgarian Mak, I have not shot it yet, but fit, finish, design and hand feel so far I still like my two CZ-82's better.
     
  13. returningfire

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    Two best ones, CZ82 and the P64. Either one will light your fire.
     
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