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by Pilot
December 7th, 2016, 10:19 am
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P64 Hammer on P83
Replies: 9
Views: 3475

Re: P64 Hammer on P83

I carry my P-83 IWB in a Don Hume holster. The hammer doesn't bother me, and I actually prefer spur hammers on my pistols more than the Commander style. I am a pretty thin guy though, so that helps I think.
by Pilot
December 7th, 2016, 10:15 am
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P83 holster
Replies: 5
Views: 2479

Re: P83 holster

I may try one of those also. My P-83 is currently my carry pistol, and I am using a Don Hume H715 Mod. 10-3 1/2".
by Pilot
December 26th, 2015, 11:07 am
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Open carry Holster P-83
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

Re: Open carry Holster P-83

Try some holsters designed for a Beretta 85FS, or a Makarov (PM). I carry mine in a Bianchi holster designed for the 85.
by Pilot
December 26th, 2015, 11:03 am
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P-83 is fine with Hornady Crtical Defense 95 gr.
Replies: 4
Views: 2239

Re: P-83 is fine with Hornady Crtical Defense 95 gr.

I realize this is an old thread but i was curious if you have done any mods to the pistols. Specifically the feed ramp of the 83. I know there have been issues with this round cycling in the P-83 (from what i understand the last few rounds). It may indicate more of a magazine problem. Has anyone el...
by Pilot
April 26th, 2015, 9:56 am
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Widener's p83
Replies: 10
Views: 5053

Re: Widener's p83

I bought two of the P-83's from Wideners several months ago, and am very please with both. One is in my carry rotation, as I like it that much. Both mine came with holster and cleaning rod.
by Pilot
December 18th, 2014, 1:03 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Intro and my new P83 from Wideners
Replies: 9
Views: 3606

Re: Intro and my new P83 from Wideners

I recently bought two from Wideners. One is a 1988, and the other 1987. Both look like they were shot very, very little, but carried as there is slight holster wear at the muzzle. Other than that they look virtually new. You should be fine.
by Pilot
December 14th, 2014, 8:43 pm
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Hornady critical defense!?
Replies: 13
Views: 7196

Re: Hornady critical defense!?

I ran a box of Hornady Critical Defense through my P-83 today, and it worked great. That is what I am carrying in it now instead of FMJ.
by Pilot
December 14th, 2014, 3:00 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P-83 is fine with Hornady Crtical Defense 95 gr.
Replies: 4
Views: 2239

P-83 is fine with Hornady Crtical Defense 95 gr.

I went to my range today to shoot both my P-83's. The first one I acquired is now a dedicated carry pistol so I wanted to try some SD ammo for reliable function. I put a box (25 rounds) of Hornady Critical Defense, 95 gr ammo through the P-83 I currently carry. It functioned flawlessly, and with sim...
by Pilot
December 14th, 2014, 2:53 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P-83 safety difficult to operate
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

Re: P-83 safety difficult to operate

Yup you may have to operate the safety for several times to smoothen the pointed tip of the detent. If it doesn't do it, then yes, you may have to dis-assemble and file that detent to make it a bit rounded. You may also file, at an angle, the slot where the detent locks in and out. Thanks. It does ...
by Pilot
December 13th, 2014, 8:41 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: IJ-70 AH (double stack makarov)
Replies: 10
Views: 4488

Re: IJ-70 AH (double stack makarov)

You can use single stack Makarov mags in your double stack version of the IJ-70. They work fine, but do leave a space at the bottom. They are fine for range work, and lots cheaper than the Russian double stack mags. The double stack commercial Russian Maks are pretty rare here, as their importation ...
by Pilot
December 13th, 2014, 8:35 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P-83 safety difficult to operate
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

Re: P-83 safety difficult to operate

Curly1 wrote:It just may need to be broken in.
That's what I am thinking. I have already made some progress, so maybe some continued use will get the safety, and decocker smoothed out.
by Pilot
December 13th, 2014, 6:40 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P-83 dates
Replies: 29
Views: 11056

Re: P-83 dates

Curly1 wrote:Welcome to the forum Pilot.

Thanks! I appreciate the resource here, and these great little pistols.
by Pilot
December 13th, 2014, 3:31 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P-83 safety difficult to operate
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

Re: P-83 safety difficult to operate

You may have to remove the safety to check for any burrs. Or if Wideners will do an exchange w/o any cost to you I would go that route. Thanks for the reply. I lubed the internal working parts of the safety in the slide, and that seemed to help the ease of movement of the safety lever. It is still ...
by Pilot
December 12th, 2014, 10:38 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P-83 dates
Replies: 29
Views: 11056

Re: P-83 dates

I have one from 1988, and one from 1987. Both recently acquired from Wideners.
by Pilot
December 12th, 2014, 10:35 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P-83 safety difficult to operate
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

P-83 safety difficult to operate

Hi. New here, and new to the P-83. I have wanted a P-83 since I got into Makarovs (PM's) in the earky 90's, and always wanted to add one or two :) to my collection. Well since Wideners has them, I bought one, and it is now one of my primary carry guns. I like it so much, and Wideners has such a grea...