what is the consensus on the FEG PA-63....I had one, traded it for surplus 7.62x54R....damn thing hurt like H..ll to fire. Hammer actually caught my thumb and I bled like a stuck pig on the gun range.....
I got one. Recoil is stout. Mine hasn't been shot much, still gets a few jams everytime I shoot it. I could probably fix that with a little polish on the feed ramp. I'll get to that one of these days....
Got a brand new one in box a year or so ago with idea of discrete "carry gun" use - I've come to really like the little guy. A set of Wolff springs tamed recoil and reduced dbl action trigger pull. Added a set of "Dennis" grips which made a super nice hand fit - also eliminated "slide bite" for me. A bit of polish/cleanup on the feed ramp and it shoots any 94/95 HP or FMJ grain ammo I've tried. Surprisingly accurate for intended use - even impressed my cop friends.
I would like to acquire a "real" MAK but never see any for sale in my area.
I had one that I bought new back in '93. I put a lot of rounds thru it and liked it, but it just got to where the recoil hurt my hand and the slide kept biting me so I eventually traded it. It was a nice, well made gun, and at the prices which they are available now, I wouldn't mind having another one.
I have two of them, both of them have the 9# hammer spring and the 15 # recoil spring in them and Dennis grips on them, never had a FTF as long as use 363 dia. bullets , love the Titanium-Aluminium alloy frame
it seems to be strong and light, also the mag release is on the side not on the bottom, never been much bothered by recoil
Have to admit it was a nice looking compact pistol...I miss it occasionally, then I remember how my wrist was achin after about 10 rounds. I did replace with a Walther P1....haven't fired it yet though...taking it out to the range this weekend.
I've had one for about 3 yrs. Haven't shot it much, probably less than a box of shells.
I am used to a Walther PP in 380 and I don't find the PA 63 any different, just a better cal.
I was up in Wyoming last month to let my 11 yr old nephew shoot some of my guns and his 10 yr old sister got into the act. They both shot all 9 of the guns I took up - Bearcat, PA 63, MP 40, Thompson, MAC 10 9mm/suppressor, Mod 92 Win 38/40, AR 15, FN FAL & BAR (from the prone position). When we were done I ask them if there was anything they wanted to shoot again - They Both Said the Bearcat and the PA 63 so we went back out and they both put a mag thru the PA 63.
After that I wonder what it is about the PA 63 that makes some grown men whimper?
Neither of them had ever fired a hand gun before and the girl had never shot anything.
From what I've been reading the wimper comes from guys with big hands who don't keep them out of the way when the slide kicks back
I posted yesterday asking about the PA-63 wanting info on it. I deleted my post. This post has given me all I need to know. I'm buying 2 of them. 1 for me and 1 for my daughter for her 21st Bday.
Hey NORMSUTTON, those are the best PA's I've ever seen man. those grips really look nice. I traded my 63 about a month ago for a paratrooper sks, but now am looking to trade a different sks for a new pistol.
I have had mine for about 5 years now and haven't had any problems with it. I do need to put a set of wolf springs in it. What is odd is that mine has a dark frame, bought it that way. I wonder if it was a civilian version instead of a military/police version.
I have had several over the years, makes a light, handy, compact pistol for little money.
Almost all that I have encountered worked well and were quite accurate, hard to beat for anything like the money.