Just got a PPH: not PA63, not CZ: better?
I just picked up an Interarms Hungarian PPH, pics posted. yes, it looks almost identical to the PA63, and is a Walther PPK patterned pistol. I picked up a few PA63's and some CZ's to compare, and this seems like a much better pistol for the following reasons:
1. It is chambered for the .380 cartridge, which should be a plus once the shortage of smaller caliber ammo is over!
2. The safety lever can be engaged with only one thumb: some PA's and CZ's I've tried take both hands to disengage the safety!
3. The fit and finish seems all-around better, smoother and slicker than any of the PA/CZ's I have handled
4. The PPH was only imported by Interarms for one year. However, it was a military issued pistol from 1963-1996, altho it was changed from 9x18 to .380 for USA importation, so it has a lengthy service record.
The only thing I don't like is the one grip that has a palm-swell: it fills the grip nicely, but would conceal better with flatter grips.
1. Will a molded Galco holster for a PPK fit this pistol?
2. Any makers of spare magazines, in stock?
3. Any opposing opinions on the quality of the PPH vs. the more common FEG PA63 or the CZ version? (I'd love to hear from you if you happen to have shot or own both or all three!)
Last edited by tooldawg99; 05-01-2009 at 10:20 PM..