The CZ82 is a compact pistol of Czechoslovak origin. Also, it was developed in the early 1980s for the new 9x18mm Makarov round that was standardized among Warsaw Pact nations. Furthermore, instead of adopting the Makarov PM Czechoslovakia decided on developing their own pistol, which is considered a better weapon overall. However, the CZ 83 was developed for civilian and export sales and differs only in minor details.
Caliber: 9×18 (Makarov)
Mfg: Ceska Zbrojovka, Czech Republic
Imported By: Century Arms International
Condition: Used, good/very good
1-year manufacturer’s warranty
- Barrel Length: 3.8″
- Overall Length: 6.8″ Weight: 2 lbs.
- Mag Capacity: 12 rounds
The steel-framed CZ82 is a compact, double-action, semi-automatic pistol with conventional blowback action. The low bore axis of the CZ82 provides for less muzzle rise for quicker follow-up shots. For added convenience, both the frame-mounted thumb safety and the magazine release are ambidextrous. Another feature of this pistol is the use of polygonal rifling in the barrel bore. This replaces the traditional lands and grooves rifling design with a rounded, smooth polygonal pattern which has a more “hills and valleys” appearance. Also includes two steel mags, a leather pouch, a cleaning rod, and a lanyard.
- chrome lined barrel
- Ambidextrous grip, mag release, and thumb safety
- polygonal rifling
- 2 steel mags
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The CZ82 is a simple blowback double-action pistol with a fixed barrel. As such it is simpler, smaller, and cheaper than the CZ 75 pistol. Several design features have been inspired by the German Walther PP. Unlike the Makarov PM, it features a double-stack magazine, has ambidextrous controls and plastic grip plates. The CZ 83 is very similar but has a differently shaped trigger guard and is available in three calibers.Firepower of the CZ82 Pistol
The CZ82 pistol is a semi-automatic weapon that is chambered for the 9x18mm Makarov round. The double-stack magazine holds 12 rounds, 50% more than the Makarov PM. The CZ 83 is also available in .380 ACP and 7.65x17mm. In the latter caliber, it has a magazine capacity of 15 rounds. The maximum effective range is about 25 meters.
The CZ 82 was the standard sidearm of Czechoslovakia, replacing the older Tokarev pistol. As such it is in use with the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The CZ82 and 83 are not as common as the CZ 75 and other CZ pistols.