October 7, 2011, 07:02 AM
I was down at my local gunshop and i saw a makarov sitting in the case so wanting to look at it discovered its a late 80s russian with extra mag and holster for 279$ is that a good price? and also are all of them so light on the dble action trigger pull, this one broke at 7.2 lbs, which was extremely nice.
October 7, 2011, 07:16 AM
Good deal if milsurp. Commercial versions are less expensive but still great to shoot.
October 7, 2011, 07:31 AM
Great gun. They used to be less $ than that...but so was everything. Ultra reliable. Accurate. Handy.
October 7, 2011, 08:48 AM
October 7, 2011, 08:58 AM
She ain't no magnum, but she'll do.
She ain't a target gun,but she'll do.
Got mine cause it was inexpensive(not cheap)
Ammo was too once upon a time(still real reasonable)
kinda heavy in your pocket, but not so big you won't carry
She won't win a pretty contest, but if you need her she'll be beautiful.
I've shot 2k rounds, with one failure to fire(Barnaul ammo)
First gun or only gun you couldn't do better.
with a minimum of practice a milk jug at 100 yds is toast.
I got it to have an inexpensive toy, she earned her keep, and a place by my side.
Still one of the "Best buys" on the market.
October 7, 2011, 09:06 AM
Not a bad price either if its a military russian mak. In the last two years I have only seen 2 maks in my neck of the woods and I snagged both of them for a couple hundred each. The last one I took home last week and it had been 5 yrs since the last one showed up in the local gun/pawn.
They are nice guns for the money.
October 7, 2011, 05:21 PM
If it's in good shape "buy it" you will be amazed at the dead nuts accuracy. I've carried and shot a Russian commercial off and on for almost 15 years and never had a single problem with it.
There are JHP rounds available for self defense from several manufacturers and surplus for practice at reasonable prices. For the money Makarovs are a good value in my book.
October 7, 2011, 07:02 PM
Go for it. Everybody ought to have at least one......
October 7, 2011, 09:15 PM
I have a Russian commercial model, it shoots well and is very reliable. A lot of gun for under $300.
October 7, 2011, 09:36 PM
I love my IJ-70. I say grab it while you can.
October 8, 2011, 12:37 AM
I'd say go for it too - though if you're not collecting specific variants you can get a Bulgarian Makarov for a bit cheaper online.
I have a commercial IMEZ Makarov in .380 (replaced the adjustable rear with a fixed one) and I find it to be a great little gun. As a matter of fact some might think I'm crazy, but just from a profile view, I find the lines on the Makarov to be one of the most appealing guns. It's got a strange elegance about it.
October 8, 2011, 01:10 AM
I've got 16 Makarovs, so you know I'm going to say buy it.:)