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Offline The Guardian

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Why an 83 vs PCR......?
« on: March 11, 2018, 10:25:53 PM »
I've had a PCR, Compact, P01 in the past but pretty much decided to standardize my collection to full size CZ's.......thinking again of a compact, and like the idea of the 83 in .380 but apparently need some convincing to actually nudge me to do it..... ;D   Really just looking for some feedback from the faithful as to why the 83 versus the more modern choices........thanks  :)
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Offline Blackwatch

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Re: Why an 83 vs PCR......?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 10:55:28 PM »
I bought an 83 a while back as truck gun but the trigger and action was so smooth I decided to add it to the .380 range collection. I went with a shooter grade Star BM as the truck gun.

Offline il.bill

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Re: Why an 83 vs PCR......?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 12:13:59 AM »
A .380 ACP chambered CZ83 is a sexy looking, good shooting (the fixed barrel helps make it very accurate). quite reliable, easy to field strip & clean, perfectly sized double stack pistol with ambidextrous controls that can be carried 'cocked and locked', and it features a simply superb DA/SA trigger.  It is one of my all-time favorites, and it will thrive on a steady diet of inexpensive steel-cased ammunition.

Of all the handguns I had available, I chose one (well, actually it was its fraternal twin, a CZ82 in 9x18mm Makarov) to use for my Illinois Concealed Carry Qualification shooting.

On the minus side, it is relatively heavy for its size compared to modern polymer pistols, so an appropriate holster is required for comfortable concealed carry, the fixed barrel makes it a bit snappy, but not uncomfortable, on recoil, and a full detailed strip gets pretty involved.

Overall, it is my opinion that EVERYONE should own at least one CZ83.

Offline DUTCH VanAtlanta

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Re: Why an 83 vs PCR......?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 07:29:40 AM »
A stainless CZ83 .380 is my preferred CC pistol.  Yes, it's a bit on the heavy side; but its accuracy and ease of shooting overcome that one minor negative.  I use Buffalo Bore +P ammo for maximum trauma in the target.
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Offline SP01bob

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Re: Why an 83 vs PCR......?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2018, 11:56:30 PM »
Just dang guys... every time I read one of these threads, you all are sitting there convincing me why I need another cz addition to the family. :)

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