help with a p83 i just bought

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by bluebikerboy1, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. bluebikerboy1

    bluebikerboy1 New Member

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    Hi, I need some expertise and hope someone can answer the following for me. I just picked up my random p83 polish semi auto pistol. long story short i need a mag for it cause the guy who sold it to me pulled it when he gave it to the transfer guy and never gave it to me. got to love the chaos of a gun show. I didnt catch it and so i am looking for a mag hence my problem. the barrel on the gun says 9mm but all im finding online for a p83 is 9x18 for this make and model. i even found a gun auction with this pistol that says the caliber is 9x18 but the barrel like mine says 9mm. im confused? does this gun shoot both rounds? if not where do i find a 9mm mag or is the 9mm on the barrel for this pistol? thanks :)
     
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  2. bluebikerboy1

    bluebikerboy1 New Member

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    now im confused, i contacted sog and she confirmed the p83 is a 9x18. but the barral says 9mm on it. and i checked and the serial matches the handle. she didnt have an answer. :(
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    There are a number of 9mm's. 9x17 is .380, 9x18 is also called 9mm Makarov, 9x19 is also 9mm Luger. There's also 9mm Largo and there may be another that I can't think of right now.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    The P83 should be 9x18 Mak.
     
  5. bluebikerboy1

    bluebikerboy1 New Member

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    i took this out last week with 2 boxes of 9x18 ammo for the first time, deffently shoots diffrent then my rugar p95, smaller frame which takes some getting used too but overall its a solid shooter and fun to shoot, this could end up being my service weapon over my rugar.
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    To the folks that made it 9x18 WAS 9mm :eek: