Wideners has them both, and the PA-63 is $229 with two mags and surplus holster (like the CZ 82). The CZ 82 is double stack and $279... is CZ 82 worth the extra $50 over the aluminum framed PA-63?
SOG has the CZ 82 in stock http://www.southernohiogun.com/handguns-1/surplus-handguns/cz-82-9x18-w-hols-andextra-mag-1.htmlI've been browsing youtube videos most of the weekend on the CZ 82 and the PA-63, and I have to say, it is a hardsell... But I just checked Wideners, and the CZ 82 is now showing out of stock... If my funds arrive in time, then it looks as though I will go for the PA-63.
As for my intension; carry & range is what I have in mind... But mainly I want to try and fill the vo8id of passing on the $89 Makarovs all those years ago.
Contact Taurus, tell them you have a worn used revolver you are not sure about. They have a lifetime warrantee which they honor well, you will probably send it in for a rebuild to like new. And you will soon probably be told its not worth it because Taurus are so lousy, since you already own it go for it. and just let them spout off. MOST people I have talked to who spout of about Taurus never owned one, but yes they have had some issues in the past with spotty QC. But, then again the ONLY revolver which ever gave me problems was a Smith, so no firearm company is perfect.I had read somewhere that you did not want to shoot a very hot load through the PA-63 because of the aluminum frame. I am still waiting on funding to be in place, as I may opt for one of the CZ 82's at SOG.
What is eating at me, is I also want a revolver. I purchased an older (& worn) Taurus M82 as my first revolver, but have my doubts about it being a "shooter" So while I am actively seeking my first Makarov, I am also seeking a nice wheel gun... so many guns, so little funds.
If you want a Makarov, I hope you are aware that the PA63 and CZ82 are not real Maks; they only use the same caliber ammo. Instead of ordering one of the two mentioned pistols, consider taking your $300 or so to an Alabama gun show (the AGCA show in Birmingham is this weekend) and buy a surplus Bulgarian military Mak or a Russian commercial Mak. Both are in your price range and you would not have to pay shipping or a transfer fee. IN MY OPINION, either of those (and I prefer the Bulgarian) are much superior to the PA63 and better for most purposes than the CZ.What is eating at me, is I also want a revolver. I purchased an older (& worn) Taurus M82 as my first revolver, but have my doubts about it being a "shooter" So while I am actively seeking my first Makarov, I am also seeking a nice wheel gun... so many guns, so little funds.
These days that's not a bad price for a hi-cap but you need to be aware that the original Russian hi-cap mags are what you want, most of the aftermarket hi-cap mags are pretty much junk and original hi-cap mags are expensive. Also the adjustable sights are on the fragile side and if you break them replacement parts are almost impossible to find. Spend a little more and get a bulgie, in the long run you'll be happier.I'll add one more to the list... *I can still put my hands on a Baikal IJ-70 commercial Makarov (hi-cap) for around $319. I really liked the adjustable sights and the feel of the h-cap grip... I'll check back at the local gun store to see if it is still available...