I have a russki commercial model I bought like new about 1/3rd box of cartridges fired thru, I'm pleased - ammo is'nt the easiest to find but it will fire .380 in emergency but no accuracy.
I'm checking a cz82 a better quality pistol but a surplus cop gun. maybe if I can weasel the lgs down a bit more.
I know my LGS carries 9x18 with regularity and the nice thing is that I haven't seen many people buy it so hopefully its never in short supply there. underwood ammo has produced a very neat looking load for this caliber, bringing it up to standard 9mm levels and definitely into normal pressure .38 spl loadings.
The CZ-82 surplus is 9mm Mak and, pre-hysteria, was widely available for right around $200. I've heard nothing but good things about that particular gun, especially for the price. And it's a pretty good looking gun IMO. Could be a bit hard to find at the moment though, I haven't looked lately.
I'd already own one if not for the odd caliber. I haven't seen Mak ammo at any of my LGS and don't like the idea of having to order my ammo online. If I ever have an extra couple hundred dollars burning a hole in my pocket for some reason though, I'll pick one up.
I own one and yes, it is my ccw, some say its alittle heavy, but I figure if I ever need to use it as a club the weight will help. It is the type of gun thats just comfortable to shoot and pretty damn accurate. As for ammo, I carry Silver Bear hollow points and have alot of ball ammo that I buy whenever SMG has it for sale. Mine is a Bulgarian. I ordered a nice IWB Falco holster that is leather and sits comfortly.
Century is releasing new ones in 9mm for 2013, I wouldn't purchase any quite yet, they're being distributed by century so I'm sure there will be quite a few of them available soon. There's an ad for them on the back cover of guns and ammo this month.
I have one that I carried for my ccw when I was younger and they were cheap If you do get one it is worth the extra money to get the Spetnaz type holster. Pull straight up and it is a regular holster, push down and it chambers a round, cocks the hammer and releases the safety. Ready to rock and roll.
I've had my Russian Mak for quite a while. I replaced the grips with Pearce grips and bought several spare mags. It's now in the bug out bag in the trunk of my car. Accurate, reliable, and a lot of fun to shoot. I run the Hornady XTP ammo in carry mode.
I have a couple of the CZ82s and have (had) no problem finding the ammo - pre hysteria; however it is cheaper to buy on line in bulk with free shipping. I ordered in bulk a few days after the alarming incident in New Town for a reasonable price. However, the sites I've searched lately don't have any stock left. I think every caliber is getting gobbled up. There are forums dedicated to this particular model with a large following..........I can't find anything to complain about with the ones I own.