FEG PA-63

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by MikeH121, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. MikeH121

    MikeH121 New Member

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    Aug 20, 2012
    Cincinnati
    Just spent 90 bucks today on a FEG PA-63 9x18mm

    I may need my head examined, counting this, since April I have bought 2 rifles, 1 shotgun, 2 derringers, 1 revolver and now my 3rd semi auto pistol.

    9 guns in 5 months time. ;)

    Not counting the ammo that goes with them.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2012
  2. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    FEG-PA- 63's are sorta rare in 9X19.
     

  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    Hungarian police used the 9 x 19
     
  4. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    In the aluminum frame PA-63? 9X19-9MM Para?
     
  5. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    9 guns in 5 months. Yea that's a lot. Wish I had the cash. I would buy 9 guns a month.
     
  6. MikeH121

    MikeH121 New Member

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    Aug 20, 2012
    Cincinnati
    Sorry for the typo 9 x 18mm......opps:eek:
     
  7. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    :D Don't worry about it, that oops was so small , it isn't even worth mentioning :D
     
  8. rogertc1

    rogertc1 Member

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    Apr 11, 2012
    Ioea
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  9. MikeH121

    MikeH121 New Member

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    Aug 20, 2012
    Cincinnati
    The trigger pull is about 18 lbs in double action mode, once fired it is real easy.

    If you CC it you need that extra with adrenaline pumpin' if you need to use it.

    Gonna make some slim grips got a nice piece of thin African Bubinga just right, it is the kind of wood I use on knife handles.
     
  10. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    I bought a FEG PA-63 several years ago and it really hurts to shoot it, not from recoil but from hammer pinch. The gun is so hard to hang on to and slips in the hand allowing the hammer to catch the hand. I added grip tape (skateboard) to the back of the grip frame and that helped but I still have to be sure to grab the gun low on the grip and hang on tight. To me this is not a fun gun to shoot.

    In the same class (but long before the FEG PA-63 or the gun the FEG clones, the Wather PPK) and much more fun to shoot is the Colt 1903/08. Mine is not valuable as a collector gun because it has been re-blued decades ago by someone else but done very nicely. It fits the hand well, the recoil is nil (32ACP), and it is very accurate. John Browning sure knew how to design guns!

    LDBennett
     
  11. MikeH121

    MikeH121 New Member

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    Aug 20, 2012
    Cincinnati
    Had a Baretta 32 auto that was fun to shoot. Like a 22... the funnest gun I shoot now even with the 40 S&W recoil is my Springfield XD....POA is dead on to POI. Bad thing is every time I go to shoot the XD I end up shooting 200+ rounds. 40's after that leave your hand tingling the rest of the day.

    As I said I am gonna change out the grips to get rid of the hump. Either some Bubinga or I have some Padauk, the only bad thing with Padauk is it is deep red and with time turns brown.
     
  12. Petesimon

    Petesimon New Member

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    Oct 12, 2015
    USA
    Yeah cool. I really like these pistols too. I have three in 9x18 Mak and one in 32 ACP (7.65mm). So, I wanted to show my enthusiasm for this pistol, and I compiled together an extensive user's guide, sort of like a long manual for this pistol. It has over 30 pages of background and historical information, reviews and commentary, instructions, diagrams, as well as technical specifications about the pistol itself and 9x18mm Mak ammunition.

    PDF, on Google Drive |and| PDF on Dropbox:
    https://goo.gl/czXgQB |and| https://goo.gl/ILo2KN

    Various document' formats, on Google Sites:
    https://sites.google.com/site/petesimontabibito/home/fegpa63pistol

    Also checkout an original manual for this pistol in the Hungarian language made in 1965:
    JPG images - https://imgur.com/a/nSp6Y/layout/horizontal
    PDF - https://googledrive.com/host/0B7hPlfPtS8nCN2gzMFBDOTZ0bzA

    By the way, I highly recommend "red army standard" brand of 9-Mak ammo for plinking and target-practice. It's faster than brown/silver bear. Unfortunately, for the past few months, it's out of production, out of stock. But the PR person on their Facebook page assured me that a new batch will be available later this year. Otherwise, be sure to try Wolf brand.
    http://redarmystandard.com/9mm_makarov.html

    Cheers!

    gaRhTzR imgur (large).jpg
     
  13. Glenwolde

    Glenwolde New Member

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    Nov 6, 2015
    Peoria, IL
    I have one of these. Mine's a bit different than most I've seen, the frame is blue instead of "in the white". I traded some 9mm ammo for it during the panic. It came with the Wolf spring kit installed and all the extra springs. I hated the stupid thumb rest grips so I replaced them. I reload for it and make my brass out of 9x19. It works really well.
     

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