Makarov IWB Holster


July 14, 2003, 02:09 AM
If someone knows of a great IWB Makarov holster, please let me know. I do not feel like taking the time to try out different holsters and hope there is a slim one that's easy to find.

Also, anyone ever experience a problem with surplus Makarov magazines? So far, all of mine have held up. Just wondering if the springs have ever needed replacing as I tend to keep all my mags loaded for long periods of time.

Thanks, Michael

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July 14, 2003, 06:12 AM
Hi, the best place for Makarov holsters is at

They carry the FALCO line from Slovakia. The IWB will fit both the
MAK and CZ83.

Should you need a higher quality dress holster. You can contact
ERIC about making one of his exquisite holsters for your MAK.
Might take a while as he is swamped with orders for CZs:)

As the weather warms up..i'm seeing more interest in the CZ50
and CZ83. Same for the MAK folks, i'm sure.

July 14, 2003, 06:24 AM
I had a custom Kydex IWB holster made by these fine people!!! :D

He still should have the mould. :)

July 14, 2003, 07:26 AM
My Mak IWB holster was home made :D

I took a super cheap IWB holster I found at a gunshow, cut it down a little with a box cutter, and re-stiched it in a couple places with a sewing machine. What resulted was a great holster for my Mak, and I only spent like $10. It doesn't look pretty, but it works, and is comfortable to wear. The same holster also fits my Star Model "A" 9mm Largo, but it does strech a bit...

12 Volt Man
July 14, 2003, 10:21 AM
For my Mak I have been using this IWB made by Eric. It is very well made and comfortable to carry with. You can't go wrong with one of these. It works for a CZ83 or a Makarov. These pictures is taken from his website. I can take a picture of it with my Mak in it if needed.

July 14, 2003, 12:14 PM
I have two IWB holsters for my Maks. I had one made by Kramer and it works just fine. Its the cheapest one they make. Very durable with a belt clip. The second one was purchased at and is a Falco. As described in a previous post it is leather with a thumb break. Very high quality and the price is right.

lee n. field
July 14, 2003, 12:48 PM
I second (or is it third by now?) -- Falco IWB from

July 14, 2003, 03:38 PM
Ive had the Falco holsters and will just add one thing...If your not a thumbbreak guy the holsters have them. I cut them off and refinish that part of the holster. The break is also sharp and tends to poke you in the back...other than that...they are a hell of a bargain. This is coming from a Custom Holster
Shoot well

July 14, 2003, 06:07 PM
12 Volt Man: What's the website?

Haven't had any problems with the surplus mags, aren't the factory mags really surplus anyways?

For total reliability for carry, I would get some of the carry ones from

July 14, 2003, 06:27 PM
Thanks guys for the info. I'll take a look at those falcos and maybe even try to rig my own soon (I would like to leave out the thumbbreak as stated). I did not mean to say all the mags were not surplus, I just wanted to see if any have experienced loss in tension.

By the way...I know these guns are great, but why does anyone feel the need for more than one from each country? I saw a pic on here from someone who had like 12.

Thanks, Michael

July 15, 2003, 01:08 PM
My sites temp. address is

Just for reference.
Shoot well

July 16, 2003, 01:17 AM
I've used a Falco IWB for over a year. Just the other night when practicing drawing from it I was thinking how nice a holster it is. The only thing I don't like is that there is only one retention strap going around the belt. I'd prefer two straps for more security.

Two straps might also make it fit better with a variety of pants where the belt loops are in different places around the waist. I hate that on some pairs of pants I can place the holster at just the right spot. But, on other pairs I have to place the holster a little in front of or behind my ideal location.

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