CZ-82 9x18mm Makarov Pistol Review

By David Gonzales
AmmoLand Youtube Firearms Reporter

CZ-82 9x18mm Makarov Pistol Review
CZ-82 9x18mm Makarov Pistol Review
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Albuquerque, NM –-(Ammoland.com)-  Please watch the review, below, of the CZ-82 pistol.

The CZ-82 has been on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, curio and relic list since 2007.  This means that in most states you can have this awesome little military surplus pistol shipped directly to your front door if you have an FFL03/Curio&Relic license .

(If you've read my Mosin Nagant article you'll know that I think having a Curio&Relic license is the best $30 any gun collector can spend.)

The CZ-82 was introduced in 1983 as a replacement for the Czechoslovakian military's larger framed, CZ-52 pistol. Also, the CZ-82 is a double action/single action pistol with an ambidextrous safety and magazine release. It weighs about 28 oz., (unloaded) and is 6.8 inches in length; 1.4 inches wide and about 5 inches in height.

Here's what I really like about the CZ-82 pistol:

  1. Price: For right around $200 (plus shipping if you decide to buy it online) you can add a really great, affordable gun to your collection. In addition, I really like the fact that it's so much cheaper than the commercially available CZ-83 pistol, which is usually chambered in .380 or .32 auto and can cost upwards of $400!
  2. The cartridge: 9mm Makarov (9x18mm) in most loading's, is a notch more potent than the .380 (9x17mm). Granted, you're not going to be able to walk into most of your local sporting good stores and buy a box of 9mm Makarov ammunition for your CZ-82. However, online is a totally different story if you buy bulk. $10.00 for a box of 50 rounds of ammunition is a fairly decent price.
  3. Polygonal rifled barrel: With it's chrome lined, fixed barrel and polygonal rifling (like a Glock!) it's a very accurate pistol.
  4. Function: The trigger on the CZ-82 is smooth and really great in both double and single action. Also, to be able to carry the pistol “cocked and locked” when the hammer is back and the safety is actuated is a very interesting and unusual feature for a gun like this in my observation and I really like having the option to carry it in that manner.
  5. Conceal-ability: Really good for a gun with a double stack magazine.  Also, the magazine has a twelve round capacity!

Hard for me to believe that this great pistol has been on the market for approximately five years at such an affordable price. It will be a sad day for any gun collector when they dry up from the surplus market and they don't already have one or two of these pistols in their collection.

About David Gonzales:
David Gonzales grew up with firearms and has many fond memories of hunting with his grandfather. He enjoys participating in the occasional shooting match, going to the gun range with his family and friends and still has much to learn about firearms. However, he became a certifiable “Gun Nut” in 2008 when he realized that the constitutional right he took for granted could so easily be taken away. Did you see something on YouTube that David Should review. Leave a link in the comments below.

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    Bill

    Does anyone know if you can shoot +P ammo of out of the CZ82?

    Blackie
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    Blackie

    I bought a CZ82 several years ago, and I love it. It is one of my carry guns. I had a problem about three years ago
    with the gun, and got in touch with CZ. They took in the gin, fixed it and no charge. Ammo is easy to find, in most
    local gun shops. I will never sell this weapon. It is also very accurate.

    Robin Jacobs
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    Robin Jacobs

    I’ve just bought a NIB CZ83 because I read that they were discontinued in Jan of 2012. But my gun was actually made by CZ in Dec. of 2015! Seems there was a “short run” of the “discontinued” model to satisfy dealer demand!
    Guess they sold out fast, can’t find more on the web now.

    Mike
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    Mike

    Just picked one up. Fired for the first time today. Excellent shooting weapon with great accuracy. Will buy another if I get a chance.

    Doc
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    Doc

    Dave, they were ~$200 back in 2012. Now the going rate is $300-$350 IF you can find one!
    Good luck!

    Dave
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    Dave

    Uhh, $200? They have a couple on Gunbroker for more than double that. I’d like to find one for $200.

    Champ
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    Champ

    Hey so I own a cz82 pistol and I can’t seem to know where to find a clip for it. Someone please help me out on my browse.

    Wheeler
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    Wheeler

    Have you tried looking for a magazine for it?

    Blacike
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    Blacike

    The CZ83 will work on the CZ82. Go to any gun show, and there are several outfits selling magazines
    for it. Ask for a Magazine, not a clip.

    Dennis
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    Dennis

    THIS A PAIN IN THE ASS!!!!! aLL I WANT TO DO IS SEND THIS INFO TO SOMEONE ELSE WITH MY AOL EMAIL ADDRESS. IS THAT SO HARD? I DON’T WANT A MICROSOFT ACCOUNT/EMAIL ADDRESS PERIOD! i WANT AN OPTION TO SEND THIS EVEN TO MYSELF!!!!! MAKE HAPPEN, DAMM IT!

    guy smalley
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    guy smalley

    I agree 100% C&R lic is a must, the gun is a best buy and is my CC gun, very accurate, 12 rounds, cheap, well made and the power will do the intended job. At that price don’t think twice

    matt
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    matt

    I’m looking to buy a cz 82 but don’t know where to find one

    Rustam
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    Rustam

    Go to gunbroker and type cz 82. Good luck.

    Doug Kunkel
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    Doug Kunkel

    Hi David,
    Please review the Polish Mag98 if you get a chance. I’ve had one for about a year and love the way it feels and fires, very much like a Browning High Power. Thanks.

    Jay
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    Jay

    I bought a cz82 2 years ago. It is one of the best budget pistols you can buy. If you want a reliable pistol with out breaking the bank. This gun is for you. Great reveiw David.