FEG PMK .380

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  1. bigdel

    bigdel New Member

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    One of the local gun shops has an FEG PMK .380 for $250. I have a PA63 9X18 that I purchased last year for about $149 so I was wondering if these are worth more or if this is over priced. They were busy so I didn't get a chance to inspect it thouroughly so I cant provide too much in terms of details, but seemed to be in decent shape. I found one for sale on BRANDX for the same price that doesn't look as clean. Also, will the PA63 mag work in this gun also? Thanks for any comments
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  2. RJay

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    The parts are interchangeable between the two guns. The P-63 was imported as a Milsurp. The PMK was a commercial sale. ( all steel. )
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    The mags are all the same. I have a PA-63 AP-9 in .380 and the only thing different between it and the 9mm Mak (9x18) is the bore diameter of the barrel.
  4. bigdel

    bigdel New Member

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    Any idea if $250 is a reasonable price for this gun?
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    These are good, well made and reliable. Price is about right. As RJay said - that model should be all steel, while the PA-63 has an aluminum alloy lower frame. I've had a PA-63 for about 10 years and have a couple hundred rounds through it. The only draw backs are a rather heavy double action trigger pull, when new. This smooths out with dry firing or range time, until it is acceptable within safety limits. The other draw back - do not ever trust the decocking safety with a live round in the chamber. I tested one version of this piece at the range with live rounds and it would fire every time I dropped the hammer with the decocker - this one had extensive use. On some of these the "anvil" or hammer strut blocker was softer than the hardened hammer and eventually with enough drops - the anvil would develop a dent that would allow the hammer to strike the firing pin with enough force to fire the round. The one I have now, has never had the decocker used.
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  6. fleetwood1976

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    I think it is fair, not a steal but fair for a shop. If you like the looks of it i would say go for it. They are reliable but triggers can be harsh.
  7. bigdel

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    Like I said, I already have a PA-63 and really like it. Does the PMK kick as hard?
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    No, The PMK, being all steel, has less perceived recoil.
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    Wolff makes a replacement spring set for the FEG that is supposed to take some of the sting out. I'm eventually going to get a set for mine.

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  10. bigdel

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    Purchased the PMK today. It came with two clips and a shoulder holster. I also found out that it has the upgraded springs installed. Also, the frame has been professionally parkerized, although I thought it was steel but they said it was steel. The gun is very clean and doesn't appear to have been fired much. Like I said before, I also have the PA-63 and am wondering what the difference is between the .380 and th 9X18 rounds.
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    9x18 Makarov round is slightly more energetic. MV is about 100 to 150 fps faster and therefore the ME is about 10 to 20 ftlbs higher - depending on the loading. The Makarov round is also slightly larger in diameter (around .362") vs the .380 (.355"). You can also find heavier - up to around 110 gr. - bullets loaded forthe Makarov. Parkerizing is your friend, keep it oiled. Nice find, IMHO! Work on the trigger, it'll get smoother with use.
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    Thanks for the information, here is a couple of pictures.

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    Just for giggles and grins I purchased a PMK barrel from Numrich ( 380 ) and replace my 9X18 barrel on my PA-63. I also needed a couple of parts, that's when I discovered that the parts are interchangeable between the two.

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