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Old 12-09-2016, 07:20 PM
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Default SG Bulgarian Mak $199?

Anyone pick up one of the $199 Bulgarian Maks from Sportsman's Guide? And, if so, how did you like what you got?
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Old 12-10-2016, 02:07 PM
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I do not have one from SG but I do own Bulgarian Maks and they are great guns. On your SG Mak question; I see that they have two offerings for Bulgarian Maks. The one you mention is described as "good" condition, has a 3.5 review rating from purchasers, and goes for $199. Their other Bulgarian Mak offering has a 4.5 purchaser review rating but goes for $256. Personally I'd go for the extra $60 or so bucks and expect one in a bit better condition than"good" though that depends entirely on what they are calling good. Either way I think you'll be happy with the Bulgarian.
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Old 12-10-2016, 02:57 PM
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I do own a Bulgarian already. Love it, despite the teeny little sights. When I carry, it's what I carry. Was thinking about picking up another one for a truck gun...
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Old 12-11-2016, 01:08 PM
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Then go with the lesser priced one OR, I'd suggest that if you don't already have one try to find a CZ-82. The original "painted on" black finish is crap but the pistol is fantastic. Same 9 x 18 rounds, larger capacity, and all-around fine gun.
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Old 12-12-2016, 03:48 PM
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Love my two CZ-82s. If they were not double-stacked, I'd probably take the CZ-82 over the Mak as my carry piece. Nice call on bringing up the CZ-82 in the conversation!
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Old 12-13-2016, 01:09 PM
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OK, let's stay with the 9 x 18s.........how about a Polish P-83 Wanad? Single stack, Mak caliber, "neat" take-down system, quality pistol?
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Old 12-13-2016, 10:17 PM
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Had not considered the P-63...I'll have to take a look. Thanks!
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:37 AM
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Three Mak caliber pistols you may want to look into. Hungarian FEG PA-63, Polish (Radom) P-64, and Polish Wanad P-83. PA-63 has ungodly springs so most swap them out for Wolfe Springs, P-64 is the smallest and can be known to inflict a bit of hand and wrist pain, and the P-83 is in my opinion just nice though I do like my FEG PA-63 a lot.
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:58 PM
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Three Mak caliber pistols you may want to look into. Hungarian FEG PA-63, Polish (Radom) P-64, and Polish Wanad P-83. PA-63 has ungodly springs so most swap them out for Wolfe Springs, P-64 is the smallest and can be known to inflict a bit of hand and wrist pain, and the P-83 is in my opinion just nice though I do like my FEG PA-63 a lot.
Have to agree with the P-64's and their ability to inflict pain. I had two of them, but did not like shooting them that much. Quality of the machining and construction was top rate, but the grip is way too short...the Poles should have added another round to the capacity, and it would have been a better shooting gun.
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