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My FEG PA-63.

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:24 pm
by shoggoth80
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.

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:41 am
by Polock
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!

Re: My FEG PA-63.

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:02 pm
by ammolab
The RK 59 and R 61 FEG pistols are PPK size. Your PA-63 is more like a PP size Walther.

Re: My FEG PA-63.

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:02 pm
by shoggoth80
I'm not well versed in Walther pistols. I still like my PA-63. Lol. I'm guessing the difference is overall size?

Re: My FEG PA-63.

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:05 am
by Rapidrob
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.

Re: My FEG PA-63.

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:24 am
by RWS
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.

-Bob

Re: My FEG PA-63.

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:51 pm
by shoggoth80
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.

Re: My FEG PA-63.

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:40 pm
by korkster
Ive had two of these guns both chambered in 9mm Mak. One ran like a swiss watch and the other liked to fire two at a time on occasion. I wouldnt consider them a reliable carry option considering their age and construction.

Re: My FEG PA-63.

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:46 am
by shoggoth80
This one has been reliable so far. Eats my hand loads happy enough. Just had it out the other day. I may still throw down for a more modern 9, because why not? Lol. But for what it is, I enjoy it. Gotta scrub it out soon. Not because I shot corrosive, but it's bad form to get lazy with cleaning.

Re: My FEG PA-63.

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:24 pm
by Cavtrpr340
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I have had my Feg Ap-MBP for around 15 years i have never had any problems. it's been a good little pistol. but it seems to run the best with the hotter loaded European ammo.