Ha I never thought I'd be on THIS forum! But I was looking for a small pocket pistol , cheap, and I don't have anything that shoots 9x18 . I liked the lighter weight of the PA63 so I got a new military one with holster and double magazine pouch and 4 mags(one serialized to gun) and 2 boxes of silver Bear hollow points and 2 boxes of Corbon for $200 +tax and fees. I was some what skeptical until I fired all 100 Silver bear gaping hollow points and 14 Corbons without a hitch. The damn thing is more acuurate than many of my snubs and small frame guns: 4" at 25yds!!!!!!!! The double action is way heavy but the single is OK. The tiny sights seem to allow a fine 'bead' on paper targets at least. The Corbon ammo is nice and hot! I was warned about 'heavy recoil' in this 21 oz gun but that was bunk, it recoils less than a 158grain +power .38 steel snub does. What a nice pocket gun, scary nice! I want to lose the thumbrest grip if any one knows of small flat PA-63 grips. I think I will hone action and relace springs with Wolff ones. Why can't Colt and S&W make something this nice? Nice milled steel , proven Walther PP design with nice thick Aluminum frame, 9X18 seems to be close to 9mm Parabellum std loads and WAY CHEAP, way better than a .380. Nice gun ; a cheaper keeper.