Russian Pistol Question


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Tokarevsrule
June 9, 2011, 07:16 AM
I would like to know why the Russians went to the makarov design from the tokarev. I have a yugo m57 and have looked at makarovs, and I think the tok looks like a more refined and modern design. It has a 1911 style mag release instead of a heel release. The slide release is also designed better IMHO. The only reason I can see is the lack of a safety. I know why they switched calibers, only want to know about design.

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Kendal Black
June 9, 2011, 07:21 AM
Blowback is cheaper to make than locked breech, & easier to make accurate.

I suppose they also decided the safety catch idea was more than just an effete capitalist fad. ;)

JustinJ
June 9, 2011, 08:40 AM
I would think capacity may have been a part of it. Not sure about the velocity of Makarov rounds but i would guess the ability to effectively silence its bullet is probably easier.

PabloJ
June 9, 2011, 08:48 AM
They had some Walther PP samples and liked what they seen.

harmon rabb
June 9, 2011, 08:58 AM
Cheaper to produce pistol, cheaper to produce ammo.

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