I have had 2 Makarovs. They were good. The CZ83 is better.
I would like to own one of those CZs. Pricey now. is there much ballistic variation between the 9 X 18 and the 9 X 17?
About 10 percent, give or take, depending on the ammo. For instance Buffalo Bore 380 slightly beats the cheapest 9x18. But overall the 9x18 is slightly more powerful. I don't think that the target could tell the difference. You can but 380 barrels to retrofit to 380 which has much better ammunition choices.
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