The CZ 83's combination of small size and moderate weight easily handles the new generation of high-performance defensive ammo that has become available for pocket pistol calibers. The CZ 83's DA/SA trigger mechanism operates in the same manner as the CZ 75. The 83 can be carried 'cocked and locked' with the hammer back and the safety on for single action operation, or it may be manually decocked for hammer-down carry. When carried in the decocked position, the safety lever does not need to be deactivated, but instead the first shot is double action and subsequent shots are single action. This pistol features fixed a blade front sight with a rear notch, an ambidextrous, 2-position safety, and a 12-round magazine. Its grips, metal, and bore are all in good condition.