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Old 11-01-2015, 12:47 AM
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Question Does the CZ-82 inspire you to acquire an 83 in .380 Auto?

The quality and ergonomics certainly impress me.

Even though this next scenario seems very unlikely, one day a very tragic 'event', or breakdown in relations with Russia could result in 9x18 ammo being much more expensive, especially if a ban or high tariff were imposed on the imported variety.

Therefore, having a CZ-83 in .380 would allow lower-cost shooting in a superb gun.
Five of my handguns are chambered in 9x18 Mak.

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Old 11-07-2015, 10:25 PM
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I had a CZ 83, and it was a fine weapon, but like a friggin' moron (back in my junior gun trader days) I traded it off. If you find one, buy it. Mine was built like a tank and a great shooting gun.
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Old 11-08-2015, 03:16 AM
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CZ-82 inspiration for CZ-83? Well, yes and no. What I mean is that all of my CZ pistols lead me to wanting another CZ. So yes, my happiness with my CZ-82 along with that for my CZ-52, CZ-70, my various CZ-75s, and my Scorpion Evo 3 all added to my wanting and getting a CZ-83 as did my CZ-83 add for wanting and getting other CZ pistols. I'd say in my case it was simply every CZ product I touched leading to my wanting another example in another CZ model. In short, I'm just a fan of CZ pistols.
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Old 11-08-2015, 04:17 PM
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I'd say in my case it was simply every CZ product I touched leading to my wanting another example in another CZ model. In short, I'm just a fan of CZ pistols.
No truer words have ever been written. I love my CZ pistols. I have the CZ 83 with the satin nickel finish. Being .380 the recoil is non existent. Great gun for concealed carry or home defense.
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:14 PM
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Thought about the CZ-83 as a backup for the day I could no longer obtain 9x18 at a reasonable price to feed my CZ-82s. But, after some careful consideration, I opted for a different approach...stock up on 9x18 ammo now. That seems to be working out pretty well.
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:45 AM
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That is ironic, 9x18 and 7.62x25 used to be so inexpensive. Not the case now. The glory days are fleeting enjoy them while we may...
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Old 12-24-2015, 04:57 PM
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That is ironic, 9x18 and 7.62x25 used to be so inexpensive. Not the case now. The glory days are fleeting enjoy them while we may...
That's the truth. I passed on buying a nice M57 a month or so ago, just because of that. Seeing as though even the former ComBloc don't use the 7.62 x 25mm anymore, it is going to get more expensive and harder to find.
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I finally started reloading for my Yugo M-59 Tokarov a couple years ago. Got a dandy Lee mold for cast bullets. Looking to start reloading for the Makarov here soon.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:23 PM
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At the shows, the PPU and S&B 9x18 for my CZ82, and 7.62X25 for my TTs isn't cheap like 9mm. But it's not horribly expensive or hard to find - yet. And 380 isn't as cheap as 9mm either.
But I'm not shooting thousands of rounds through these pistols anyway.
OTOH, I also have 380 versions of my Makarov and PA-63.
So I wouldn't mind a nice CZ 83 if the price was right.

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