The ‘CZ-82’…A Inexpensive And Reliable Handgun That Won’t Let You Down
I don’t often recommend guns that I have never owned (or at least fired) , but here’s one that I believe is a good purchase, especially if you can find one. About seven years ago, I was looking for an inexpensive, reliable pistol, that would function properly and would also come through for me in a pinch. I decided on the CZ-82 ,the one main reason was, because the price fit my budget (under $200.00) and after doing some reading up on this pistol, I could see that it would work extremely well and not let me down when I needed it the most.
So I bought one, and after going to the range, I knew that I made the right choice. I was surprised to also find that the 9×18 ammo was reasonably inexpensive too. And yes, I bought my CZ-82 from jgsales.com and my recommendation is, if you can find one of these pistols even in ‘fair’ condition…BUY IT !!
Beneath the video I’ll place the specs on this weapon so you can check it out.
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Czechoslovakia
In service 1983-1993 (Czechoslovakia, since 1993 Czech Republic,Slovak Republic)
Designer Augustin Ne?as
Variants CZ-83 (civilian version)
Weight 800 g (28 oz) empty (9×18 mm Makarov/.380 ACP)
920 g (32 oz) loaded (9×18 mm Makarov/.380 ACP)
750 g (26 oz) empty (.32 ACP)
Length 172 mm (6.8 in)
Barrel length 97 mm (3.8 in)
Width 36 mm (1.4 in)
Height 127 mm (5.0 in)
Cartridge 9x18mm Makarov (82 & 83), .380 ACP (83 only),.32 ACP (83 only)
Action Blowback, double action
Muzzle velocity 305 m/s (1,001 ft/s)
Effective firing range 50 m (55 yards)
Feed system 12-rd, staggered-column, detachable box magazine(9x18mm Makarov/.380 ACP)
15-rd, staggered-column, detachable box magazine (.32 ACP)
Sights fixed front blade; rear drift-adjustable for windage