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Polish P83 WANAD

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Jestik, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Jestik

    Jestik Sharpshooter Member

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    Hello all,

    Does anyone have ANY experience with the Polish P-83 Wanad pistol? I would like to add a Communist Bloc 9mm Makarov to my collection, and this pistol interests me greatly. I like the looks of it and I like the price tag on it. 9mm Makarov is cheap, and the only downside is finding extra magazines for it, as I like to have at least 10 magazines for each pistol that I own.

    Anyways, if you have any experience with this pistol, please let me know. Wideners has it on sale right now for $260 with two magazines.

    Thanks,

    Jestik

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  2. Jestik

    Jestik Sharpshooter Member

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    no one knows anything?
     
  3. ronny

    ronny Sharpshooter Member

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    Not me! But, Google it. There's a lot of stuff there.
     
  4. Jestik

    Jestik Sharpshooter Member

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    Well yeah...and I did. I was looking for some OSA perspective.
     
  5. ronny

    ronny Sharpshooter Member

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    Well, speaking from the perspective of just having read up on it, I'd say it's a pretty good pistol of the type. If you're into collection, seems like a good one, especially if you've already got it's predecessor, the P64. I can testify that the P64 was a good one, so if this one is an improved successor, I'd say it would be worth the investment.
     
  6. Pharr Shot

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    Well I'm not quite sure but the Polish don't make cheap things so it seems like a good pistol.
    If it's like the Makarov then it's probably good, the Makarov is a great pistol, I was pretty sad when my dad got rid of his.
     
  7. Jestik

    Jestik Sharpshooter Member

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    I've decided against getting it. Extra magazines are just too hard to find and too expensive when you do find them.
     
  8. filobeto

    filobeto Marksman Member

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    I have one and it works great. I prefer the size of the p64 polish. Both guns are a little pain to shoot. They hurt my hands a little. For my money I would suggest a cz82. The money is similar with a larger magazine and better shooter. I love all the Eastern Block Maks although the cz82 in my opinion is the most useable. I own a bunch of pistols but the cz82 is the gun I carry most.
     
  9. Jestik

    Jestik Sharpshooter Member

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    I looked for CZ82 and every place seems to be sold out right now.
     
  10. filobeto

    filobeto Marksman Member

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    I have a few. I would sell one for $290-$300 depending on the finish.
     

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