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Old January 24, 2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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FEG PA-63

I have a atraction to Hungarian guns and I have seen a lot of these available lately. PA-63
Anyone own one. How do you like it? Pros or cons
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Old January 24, 2013, 11:30 AM   #2
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wish Hogue would make a rubber finger grip for this model. Very snappy in 9x18 makarov
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Old January 24, 2013, 11:36 AM   #3
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Recoil can take some getting used too but it's a fairly accurate piece I have found. The one thing you need to do is get replacement springs from Wolfe immediately, makes a world of difference in this gun.

You should be able to find a used one under $150, closer to $120.
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Old January 24, 2013, 12:01 PM   #4
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Stock trigger is VERY heavy in double action. Heavy, but useable in single action. I understand the wolf spring set fixes this, but I haven't tried it.

I've run about 250 rounds of ball through it with no hiccups.

No idea about the long term, high use, durability of the gun, but it seems to be holding up ok so far.
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Old January 24, 2013, 12:29 PM   #5
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I like the looks of them. Most of what I see on the market appear to be used police (EU) trade ins. I wouldnt have expected the grip to be uncomfortable. Looks like its very well designed for the hand. I will have to see if I can find one at a store and at least handle it before I purchase one.
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Old January 28, 2013, 10:24 AM   #6
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I really like mine and it is my main carry weapon. It does bite a little bit on your thumb but that's because of the grips. I think that if I were to swap them out with grips that have no thumb groove it would be perfect. Very accurate as well and I will probably be hanging on to mine for a long time. As for price they have gone up a bit since the first of the year like everything else. If you can find one under 200 dollars buy it!
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Old January 28, 2013, 07:28 PM   #7
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Get a spring kit from Wolf and a set of grips from Marshal and you're good to go!
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Old January 29, 2013, 10:23 AM   #8
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+1 on the Wolf spring kit. The hard kicking 63 responds very well to a Wolf spring kit. Increase your recoil spring and reduce your trigger spring. Then it is sweet.
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Old January 29, 2013, 06:37 PM   #9
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The magazines for the one I have will not accept any hollow point bullet I have tried. It's not the bullets because they all work well in my Bulgy Maks.

I did the spring swap, and just shoot ball ammo in mine. It is very accurate and reliable with that ammo. Makes a great light weight carry gun.
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Old January 29, 2013, 10:32 PM   #10
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I have shot the Hornaday rounds and had a couple failures to feed with my PA-63. Ball ammo has always worked perfectly so that's what I use. The brand doesn't seem to matter.
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Old February 2, 2013, 12:32 PM   #11
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Brown bear JHP's function really well in mine, but are dirty as heck. Have had good luck w/ Georgia Arms Gold Dot JHP's, had a couple of jams, but then I polished the feed ramp a little and haven't had an issue since.
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Old February 11, 2013, 05:13 AM   #12
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++ on the spring kit. Good little shooter but you don't want to shoot a lot in a session as it can be rough on the hands.
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Old October 30, 2015, 11:16 AM   #13
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FEG PA 63 User's Guide and Manual

Hello y'all. think the small FEG pistols are quite nice. This PA-63 is my favorite!

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, as well as technical specifications about the pistol itself and 9x18mm Mak ammunition. Well, when I was viewing the parts' diagrams, I wasn't sure of some of the names of parts. Yeah, I would like help to complete the exploded parts' lists in the document (pages 30 and 31) if you got any ideas. Please reply here or send email to me petesimon (at) yahoo.com with your suggestions. Thanks. Here are the links to the document:

see this other PA 63 thread
https://thefiringline.com/forums/sho...77&postcount=8

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Old October 30, 2015, 08:21 PM   #14
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It's a great little pistol after replacing the springs as mentioned. I dressed mine up with some Marschal grips. Mine has been 100% since I bought it years ago. The sights are small but I still get good accuracy with it.

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Old October 30, 2015, 10:03 PM   #15
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As with others a spring kit helped mine along with checkered walnut from Grips4u. They are snappy 9x18 shooters, i also have the PPK size SMC in .380 with maraschal grips, both of my FEG's are like new condition and get shot regularly. I do not use either for a CC pistol as i have pistols to better suit my needs for that. If you can fire a prospective PA 63 before purchase you will answer many questions.
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Old October 31, 2015, 02:17 AM   #16
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IBMikey. What grips did you get for your PA-63? Gripsforu doesn't show any for that model. Got a picture?
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Old November 1, 2015, 03:46 AM   #17
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DaSa, They show the grips for FEG Walham 48 ( or AP 9) which seems to be the same pistol, they released them under a pile of names...anyway looks like the same grip as i have....give them a call or email as they are quite responsive. I do remember the PP grips are different inletting so could not use Walther. Use Grips4U as address.
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Old November 1, 2015, 04:20 AM   #18
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Interesting these are still popular. I got mine in 1992. Mine is 9 x18. I put in the wolf springs and polished the aluminum. Pretty gun.. Very inexpensive back then too.
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Old December 9, 2015, 09:43 PM   #19
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I just picked one up tonight...will probably be a couple of weeks before I can exercise it...

It was a consignment at my LGS, so no movement on price:$240 with two mags, but it looks very clean.

It is chambered in the classic 9x18, as it should be!
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Old December 9, 2015, 09:46 PM   #20
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You should be able to find a used one under $150, closer to $120.
Not any more... Maybe $175-225 now.
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Old December 10, 2015, 04:57 PM   #21
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Timely thread. Last night I picked up a consignment PA-63 from my LGS for $240. Two mags, no box or papers. Had it not been consignment, the shop may have tossed me a bone. Haven't fired it yet. Mak ammo not real popular in my area. Got it mainly as a companion for my CZ82 also chambered in the Mak 9x18. Haven't played with that one either...
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Old December 10, 2015, 08:05 PM   #22
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I had one some years ago. Traded it in on a CZ-82. Traded the CZ-82 for a Taurus 24/7 compact.

Never thought the PA-63 was snappy.

I really kind of miss mine. Sexy pistol. Great grip. Accurate as I was.

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Old December 10, 2015, 08:47 PM   #23
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These guns have excellent stopping power for their size and weight in 9x18mm Mak, are very concealable, and yet very shootable and accurate, not to mention rugged an reliable.

They're phenomenal guns for the money.
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Old December 10, 2015, 09:03 PM   #24
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Very well made, a bargain price. Do get the spring kits, most pistols need them sooner or later anyway.

The full-size P9R 9mm Parabellum is also a great deal, they run under $300, often $250.
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Old December 10, 2015, 10:11 PM   #25
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Wow, I've never seen or heard of those puppies. From those pics, they are beautifully designed. I can see why folks like them.
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