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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jrbaker90, Jul 20, 2015.

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  1. psyopspec

    psyopspec Member

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    It wouldn't be my first pick, but based on your criteria a used PPK/S might do it.

    Within that class of firearm (single stack, inexpensive, pocket pistols), I've been happy with my LCP.
     
  2. aarondhgraham

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    Bersa Thunder Pro UC,,,

    Bersa Thunder Pro UC,,,

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    In your hand it's extremely similar to a CZ-RAMI,,,
    This gun is completely ambidextrous,,,
    With a really nice DA trigger.

    9mm comes with either 10 or 13 round mags,,,
    Pick one up and you won't want to lay it down again.

    Aarond

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  3. KSDeputy

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    I have two BERSA Thunders, one in .380, one in .22lr. They are both satin nickel, both shoot very well.
     
  4. Pukindog12

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    Listen to Aarond. He knows his stuff!
     
  5. Terminatorret

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    Don't rule out 9x18 communist block DA/SA's.
    100% reliable. Rugged. Extremely accurate. All but the PA63 (it uses some aluminum alloy) are solid steel. 9x18 packs more of a wallop than .380. Ammo is very inexpensive.
    Makarov, P64, PA63, CZ-82. All are top notch.
    I own all but the PA63 and have yet to experience a single malfunction.
    They can be had for $200-300, usually with ammo and holsters included.
    You won't be disappointed. You probably won't be satisfied with just one.
     
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  6. jrbaker90

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    I would love a cz 82 I can't find one the only problem I have with the 9x18 mak is is hard to find locally only one shop has it and it a half hour away and if I had other pistol I wouldn't mind having on or two and probably will get one but I like something I can get my hand on easy first
     
  7. Ignition Override

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    jrbaker90:
    You've handled either the regular Bulgarian Makarov (priced less than EG or military Russ.), or the commercial Russian export Maks in .380 Auto?
    Those Russian Maks in .380 were all manufactured for export and are either single or double-stack magazines. The single-stack .380
    uses standard 9x18 magazines just as well.

    Based on many hours of reading before I bought all of those types, they seem to Never have the potential issues found in so many older or newer Walther PPK/S.
    My very nice "Made In W. Germany" PPK/S ("IA"=1980) required a weaker Wolff recoil spring just to become reliable.

    I have all of those eastern Euro Makarovs plus a CZ-82, and some Polish P-83 Wanads, also excellent.
    But have you checked the large heap of Commercial CZ-83s (almost all in .380 Auto), now on Gunbroker?

    As for 9x18 Mak ammo, there are huge quantities found via Gunbot. A 1,000-rd. "birthday" case from Cope's just arrived on our doorstep yesterday: exactly .22/rd. plus shipping.
     
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  8. toivo

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    Nope. DA/SA with a decocker. It's a great pistol. Put some Hogue rubber or G10 grips on it and you'll love it. It is a bit bigger and heavier than a Bersa Thunder .380, though.

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    http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDetails/p239.aspx
     
  9. Terminatorret

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    +1 on you comments, Ignition Override. The first gun I bought my wife was a IA PPK/S back in 1983. Solid, sexy, accurate, concealable, and ammo picky. I changed to a weaker recoil spring, too, but then had problems with fully chambering some rounds. Went back to the factory spring and use only Fiocchi, S&B or other "hotter" non +P FMJ...yeah, ammo picky...and she likes to stay very clean and lubed. (That's not a bad thing.)
    But, not so with my CZ-82, Bulgarian Mac nor Polish P64. Clean, dirty, wet, dry...really doesn't matter much. They greedily eat any 9x18 on their plate and put the rounds dead-on target.
    There's cheap 9x18 in my town, but it's much cheaper online. Sorry Gander. Sorry Academy.
     
  10. Snowdog

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    I'm buying a TP9 V2 this week for certain. I already have the TP9SA and was astounded at the value. It's crazy accurate due to that phenomenal trigger, it appears to be very well made, 18+1 and cost me $319 before shipping and transfer fees (another $16). I've only put 300 or so rounds through mine just to get it past the generally accepted universal break-in period. No malfunctions, not that I was expecting any.

    The V2 has the same sweet trigger but with the addition of being DA/SA. It has a barrel that's a 1/2" shorter, but that's where the differences end I believe. It's also $320 or so.

    Just another option to consider if you're on a budget and looking for an excellent pistol.
     
  11. Rubber_Duck

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    Don't forget the SIG P225/P6 for a DA/SA single stack 9mm.
     
  12. KSDeputy

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    I did not have any problem getting .380. I bought a case of Remington ball.
     
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    How is a Zastava M77 I Saw One At A Local Store and I like the feel of it. I have heard that the parts mind be a problem to find. Anybody seen or shot a burglarian arcus 98da?
     
  15. Sauer Grapes

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    single stack 9mm? They don't show up a lot but the S&W 3904 is nice gun. A bit large for some, but I enjoy carrying one

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  16. I6turbo

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    An M77 would be very hard to carry concealed. :) An M70 would probably be a lot easier, but I've never fired one.
     
  17. Dean1818

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    SIG P229 ...... The best DA/SA trigger made (IMHO)

    LEO turn-in from CDNN

    They sell from $479 for Very good

    These are AWESOME pistols with almost no wear
     
  18. IdahoSkies

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    Tanfoglio pistols are all da/sa. They are similar in build to CZs. They are imported by EAA, and most go under the rebrand "witness." I love mine, and they are usually for a very good price when you find them.
     
  19. ATLDave

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    That's half right. The standard Witness-branded line of Tanfoglios are DA/SA. Their "Elite Witness" branded line is a mix of SAO and DA/SA guns... most are gamer/race guns, and, while cheaper than many of their competitors, are more expensive than most "service grade" guns.
     
  20. jrbaker90

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    I looked at a s&w 59 and I like it a lot it felt good in my hand and it was heavy with I like but it wasn't to big nor to small. I am check on getting it next week
     
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