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Travis8128
03-12-2009, 2:48 PM
what do you guys think of these little beasties.

i just want a little gun to mess around with at the range.

dont want anything special so i think this would suit my needs.

what do you guys think of these handguns?

rrr70
03-12-2009, 2:49 PM
I freeking love my brother's Makarov!:thumbsup:
Pretty accurate gun and fun to shoot.

Travis8128
03-12-2009, 2:52 PM
sweet.

how is it as far as feeding goes?

and does it feel like a wobbly pos or pretty sturdy?

Angelus897
03-12-2009, 2:56 PM
I'm a big fan of Maks... but I'm biased so. My Mak feels VERY sturdy, very well put together (except for the Chinese mags), shoots relatively straight.

Travis8128
03-12-2009, 3:20 PM
I'm a big fan of Maks... but I'm biased so. My Mak feels VERY sturdy, very well put together (except for the Chinese mags), shoots relatively straight.

sounds like im going to have a 150-200 dollar dent in my wallet by this sunday:cool2:

lawrence29
03-12-2009, 3:40 PM
Got a East German long time ago, shoots like a dream, jus a tad heavy and sight jus OK. I wish Makarov.com is still around.

toneman
03-12-2009, 3:44 PM
Hard to find one, nowadays.
let us know when you get it, & where.

Travis8128
03-12-2009, 3:45 PM
Hard to find one, nowadays.
let us know when you get it, & where.

already found the place :)

ill tell you when i buy mine.:cool:

dasmi
03-12-2009, 3:46 PM
Tough, reliable, cheap to shoot. Buy several.

22popnsplat
03-12-2009, 3:49 PM
I have a bulgarian , it functions everytime all the time .Prior to eye sugery I could hit empty shotgun shells at 15 yards consistantly , I have recently fitted a russian slide hoping to help with the sights but the front is still real small and difficult for me to see now . excellent little gun though

pullnshoot25
03-12-2009, 3:53 PM
what do you guys think of these little beasties.

i just want a little gun to mess around with at the range.

dont want anything special so i think this would suit my needs.

what do you guys think of these handguns?

One of the best damn handguns ever made. I consider it to be the Glock before the Glock. 27 parts, all steel, mild recoil, very accurate and the ammo is about 1/2 the price of .380 and more powerful.

ETA: A family favorite :)

Buy one!

Travis8128
03-12-2009, 3:55 PM
the transaction has already been a made decision in my head lol.

just need to wait till Sunday to head down to the gun shop.

jmlivingston
03-12-2009, 5:35 PM
At $150-200 that sounds like a steal. What's the country of origin?

Mak's are great, though I find them a bit "snappy" compared to my CZ75b in 9mm. Likely due to the lighter weight. The 9x18 is a great round for home defense - it's got enough "oomph" but not so much it's going to go through 3 walls and into your neighbors house.

John

Gunaria
03-12-2009, 5:37 PM
I like the East Germany one's the best.

Angelus897
03-12-2009, 6:12 PM
I like the East Germany one's the best.

Bulgarian and East German ones are supposedly the best shooters, while the Soviet and Chinese ones are the collectable ones (though there are exceptions like the Miltex Bulgarian ones, etc).

JAGGUY
03-12-2009, 6:25 PM
If you can find a Makarov for under $200 it's a steal. More than likely you will find a pistol that shoots the 9mm Makarov cartridge, like a PA63 or a CZ82. Both are very good pistols, but they aren't Makarov's. Good luck with your search.
-greg

maxicon
03-13-2009, 8:40 AM
+1 - under $200 on a clean Makarov is a buy-it-now deal.

I've got a Russian in .380, and it's my favorite mouse gun. The main problem is the trigger is long and springy, but the accuracy is very good regardless. The sights are decent but a little touch-up paint helps a lot, and they're easy to break down and clean.

There are two good aftermarket grips - the Makawrap is thin and good for concealment but not too padded, and the Pearce grip is fatter and softer, but more likely to snag on clothing. Recoil's a bit sharp, and the Pearce helps soften it up a lot.

I like mine a lot - it's one of my most reliable centerfire pistols. I don't think it's ever had a failure with thousands of rounds through it.

joeyriv
03-13-2009, 10:36 AM
I've got a Russian in .380 as well. This gun easily plinks out beyond 50 meters, which I thought was going to be impossible. Diggin' it!

rrr70
03-13-2009, 11:51 AM
I've got a Russian in .380 as well. This gun easily plinks out beyond 50 meters, which I thought was going to be impossible. Diggin' it!

Qualification in Soviet military was at25-50 meters.:D
One handed.

Colt
03-13-2009, 4:21 PM
Couple months ago, the guy next to me at the range had one. Cool little pistol. On his second mag it went full auto on him. Scared the heck out of a couple folks. The guy said it's not uncommon due to floating firing pin which can get crud in there somehow. Anyway, it was kind of fun to hear it go off and really fun to see the look on his face...

nick
03-13-2009, 4:36 PM
sounds like im going to have a 150-200 dollar dent in my wallet by this sunday:cool2:

good luckfinding it for that price. And if you do, I want to know where :)

These are nice little guns.

.454
03-13-2009, 4:53 PM
My two Bulgarian Maks; I also have a German one, not in the picture. Love them.

http://www.gunco.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=11020

Vectrexer
03-13-2009, 4:55 PM
I like the East Germany one's the best.


yeah I have one of those. the EG Maks are nice.

Sam
03-13-2009, 5:53 PM
Couple months ago, the guy next to me at the range had one. Cool little pistol. On his second mag it went full auto on him. Scared the heck out of a couple folks. The guy said it's not uncommon due to floating firing pin which can get crud in there somehow. Anyway, it was kind of fun to hear it go off and really fun to see the look on his face...

This is all hearsay, but wasn't there a court case in which a man in Wisconsin had a legal semi-automatic turn into full auto through no fault of the man and was charged with possession a machine gun?

fed20
03-13-2009, 5:58 PM
Awesome little gun. Accurate, reliable, affordable, fun to shoot. I can go on and on! GL on finding one.

Vepr62
03-13-2009, 7:16 PM
Grerat gun. Bought/sold a few. Keeping my EG, fit/finish is superior to any other counry of origin. I think Bulgarians are on a safe list, and EG are considered C&R (there are no more such country as East Germany). They are the best in their intended calibre, 9X18 mm. Hungarian FEGs are not Makarovs, but sometimes advertized as such. They have aluminum frame, so the recoil is snapier. For $150-200 I would buy 5, to compliment each of my AKs.:D
Vasiliy

sergeim
04-02-2009, 1:10 PM
I love this gun, I want two more, but I cant find any. If any one knows a place I could get one or two at, please let me know. Thank you.:thumbsup:

SeanCasey
04-02-2009, 2:34 PM
A Makarov is probably going to be my next handgun purchase. They are very stylish and cool looking guns.

Travis8128
04-02-2009, 2:36 PM
the gun has been found a long time ago just gotta scrounge up the last few bucks:chris:

mblat
04-02-2009, 2:43 PM
Makarov IS my current purchase. It is currently serving 10 day sentence in state prison :)

Travis8128
04-02-2009, 2:47 PM
Makarov IS my current purchase. It is currently serving 10 day sentence in state prison :)

nice, did you pay bail? (aka dros):43:

rrr70
04-02-2009, 2:52 PM
Was at the City Arms few weeks ago and they had a nice Russian one.Should of get it.:mad:

mblat
04-02-2009, 3:00 PM
nice, did you pay bail? (aka dros):43:

Of cause.... otherwise it wouldn't be in prison :43:

Travis8128
04-02-2009, 3:09 PM
Of cause.... otherwise it wouldn't be in prison :43:

i know just messing around:chris: