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Model: 83
Gun Dimensions Width:1.4-in
Length:6.8-in Height:5-in
Barrel:3.8-in Weight:28.8-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor92075
  • Recoil Factor2.22 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity13 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor67%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1991 -2001
Caliber:9x18mm Makarov
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:ambidextrous manual safety
Grip:black plastic
Ceska Zbrojovka AS
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Gun Value
MSRP:$495.00Used Est:$325.00
Last Update:11/2/2017
About the Gun

The CZ 83 is a civilian export of a compact semi-automatic pistol made for the Czechoslovakian military, the vz.82. IT is a classic blow-back design with the slide return spring wrapped around a fixed barrel. It features an ambidextrous frame-mounted safety that locks the slide and sear when engaged, allowing for 'cocked and locked' carry.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: 9x18mm Makarov
Alias: N/A
MV: From 977 to 1060 ft/sec
ME: From 173 to 237 ft-lb
WT: From 90 to 100 grains
About the Cartridge

This is the current Russian military cartridge used in the Makarov and Stechkin auto pistols. It was adopted shortly after the end of World War II, and its design was probably inspired by an experimental German cartridge called the 9mm Ultra. This cartridge is intermediate in size and power, between the .380 Automatic and the 9mm Parabellum. It is a well-designed cartridge for its purpose, although a little underpowered by Western standards.

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