Anybody else ever fire a FEG PA-63?
If so were you able to do so comfortably? My brother has one of these. It's nice looking gun and it's extremely reliable, but after putting about three rounds through it I'm ready to drop it, and so is my brother. The recoil of this thing just tears into the web of my hand.
What is so strange about it is that my Walther PPK, which is nearly identical doesn't hurt at all. I have to watch for slide bite, but that's a different issue entirely.
The FEG fires 9x18 Makarov while my Walther is .380. I wouldn't think there would be THAT much difference, I almost have to wonder if it isn't the slight difference in the shape of the grip.
It's a good conversation piece considering my dad got it for $4 some years ago, it's just not the best shooter IMHO. Anybody else ever experience the same problems or is it just us?
What kind of ammo are you putting in that thing?
I have a Bulgarian Makarov Circle 10.
I have learned that these guns were designed to shoot 92gr. milspec ammo exclusively, especially the PA-63 FEG.
I've shot 115gr. JHP's from Brown Bear and they do kick pretty good. They also jam my gun occasionally, 92gr. ball ammo doesn't.
Try shooting the 92.gr hardball as it has been reported that FEG's have even come apart creating a safety hazzard with heavy grain ammo.
The PA-63 is a good weapon, give this a try if you haven't yet.
Take care, Wooddogg.