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dragunovsks 02-04-2009 06:38 PM

Hungarian PA-63 Makarov
Anyone have any input on the PA-63 Tutone Hungarian Makarov 9x18 pistol? I was thinking about getting one to shoot for cheaper plinking and plus I like how they look. They come with one 7-round mag and CDNN sells additional mags and the pistol also has a full one year warranty. Prices are as follows:

Average to good: $109.99
Very Good: $119.99
VG to Excellent: $129.99
New Test Fired: $139.99

If I get one I'll go with the $129.99 option. What do you guys think about this weapon?

SGT-MILLER 02-05-2009 11:36 AM

They are good little guns.

The recoil is a little snappy and the DA trigger pull is crazy heavy. If you buy one, get a spring kit from Wolf Springs so you can "tune" the pistol up a little bit.

I had one for awhile, but traded it off for a M91/30 rifle. They shoot fairly accurate, but one drawback is the 7 round capacity. If you can get a CZ-82 for around the same price, that would be the better deal.

The PA-63s are reliable, though. Mine never jammed or had any issues of any kind.

P.S. Get the new/test fired PA-63. It only will cost you 10 dollars more, and it'll be worth it.

Slawth 02-05-2009 12:58 PM

I loved mine. It was really fun to shoot, like SGT said- pretty snappy, and very reliable. I used it mostly as my camping pistol (meaning it spent most of its life with me bouncing around the inside of my tuffy console, not being maintained as well as it should have been and eating a lot of dirt and cheap ammo) and it always performed flawlessly. It is $130 well spent IMO.

dragunovsks 02-05-2009 03:01 PM

What does it cost to get it transfered to me via FFL dealer? I've never bought a firearm this way.

Slawth 02-05-2009 03:33 PM

One of the local gun shops charges $20 and the other charges $25.

Call one of the shops you frequent, they are usually really good about it.

I guess why wouldn't they be- that's an easy $25.:D

OldNATOGuy 02-06-2009 11:40 PM

They are worth the cost, I think. Mine is fun and comfortable. It needed a detail strip,down to the frame (careful... every spring in it has two jobs and can fly in any direction...). degreaser, scrubbing, replacing the springs and adding a new grip set have produced a fine little pistol. The sights are a bit small for my old eyes, though...

curly45 10-16-2009 12:48 AM

just bought one of the factory refinished ones looks like new. It came with a 2nd mag out the door 200.00. Now I'm looking for a stronger recoil spring, weaker trigger spring and a manual so I can replace both. Can anyone give me some direction?

toolman 10-16-2009 01:23 AM

I've been building custom grips for them for several years now and I really like them. I carry one as my CCW and liked it enough to use it to qualify for my CHL with it. I reload for mine using mostly 95 gr. Speer Gold-Dots and it shoots well.

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