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My FEG PA-63.

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My FEG PA-63.

#1 Post by shoggoth80 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:24 pm

Sharing the newest pistol. Hungarian FEG PA-63. All matching including the magazine. Gave it a quick wipe down and oil. Snapped a couple pics while at it. I know these were military and police pistols, but don't offhand know much of the service history. I understand they're PPK clones, alloy frame, and decently light. This is the second I've owned, and it's much nicer than my previous one. Lol.
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Re: My FEG PA-63.

#2 Post by Polock » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:41 am

I have its clone, 'cept in .32 ACP. Keep it hidden in the car as an emergency "back-up" piece. Probably a better choice would have been 9mm Mak, but the .32 was sooo cheap!
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Re: My FEG PA-63.

#3 Post by ammolab » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:02 pm

The RK 59 and R 61 FEG pistols are PPK size. Your PA-63 is more like a PP size Walther.

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#4 Post by shoggoth80 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:02 pm

I'm not well versed in Walther pistols. I still like my PA-63. Lol. I'm guessing the difference is overall size?

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#5 Post by Rapidrob » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:05 am

The PP was a "full" sized issue pistol. The PPK ( K for Kurz or short) is a shorter slide and shorter frame. The aluminum frame on your pistol was it's weak spot. The alloy wears out faster than steel frames. With the cost of ammo today,I doubt anyone will wear one out plinking at the range.
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Re: My FEG PA-63.

#6 Post by RWS » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:24 am

Rob is correct; it's a Walther PP clone. As far as I know, there never was a lightweight version of the Walther PP made and most, if not all, of the other 9mm Mak pistols have steel frames as well, so if you want a lightweight CCW in 9mm Mak then this one is the weapon of choice.

Problem is, it's all 1960's technology. There are much better smaller & lighter polymer-framed pistols chambered in 9mm Parabellum/9x19 available these days. Here's some spec comparisons:

FEG PA-63 (9x18)
4" barrel, 7+1 capacity, 21 oz.

Walther PP (.380 acp)
3.9" barrel, 7+1 capacity, 23.5 oz.

Walther PPK (.380 acp)
3.3" barrel, 6+1 capacity, 20.5 oz.

Walther PPK/S (.380 acp)
3.3" barrel, 7+1 capacity, 22.5 oz.

Ruger LC9-S (9x19)
3.1" barrel, 7+1 capacity, 17.1 oz.

Used or unissued PA-63 pistols can be found in the $175-$200 range. Used Ruger LC9's can be found in the $250-$275 range. To me, an additional $75 for a more modern, lighter +P rated pistol in 9x19 is a no-brainer. Of course, if you're a collector then that's a whole 'nuther thing altogether.

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Re: My FEG PA-63.

#7 Post by shoggoth80 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:51 pm

Umm. I used to have a PA-63. Sold it. Regretted that. Found this at my local shop. Is nicer than the one I owned previously. Bought it. It has a benefit of still being all metal, and a bit lighter due to alloy frame. I like 9x18, and chromed bores. It has a benefit in that it could double as a carry pistol fairly easily if I choose (as could my Mak). Wasn't purchased expressly as a carry piece. Even if it was....still kinda my choice and comfort level.

I haven't seen any LC9s in the $250 range in my area. If I did, I'd have one. Lol. My friend owns one, and I'm fairly fond of it, but Milsurp stuff is my go to 9 out of 10. Lol. I also load 9x18, so that takes some sting out of plinking. Variety, and options are good. Also wishing I never sold my CZ82 back in the day.

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