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Bug. Mak for CCW

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rockheadd, Aug 31, 2010.

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  1. rockheadd

    rockheadd Member

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    As the very happy owner of a Czech 82, I was wondering what the consensus was as far as getting a Bulgarian Makarov for CCW. I love my Czech 82, but it's too heavy and thick for comfortable IWB carry. The P-64 looks good, but the supply seems to have dried-up. Is the Bul. Mak similar in size and weight? I don't have issues with the reliability or caliber as I'm aware that the Maks are ultra-reliable and I'm fine with the 9x18.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. MikeJackmin

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    Very reliable, flat and easy to carry.

    The downsides? The sights are small, you have the DA/SA transition from first to second shot, and they are heavy.

    Try one before you buy; if you like it, any Mak you find that's in decent shape will serve you well.

    (Pro Tip: Replace the recoil spring, many of them are pretty well worn).
     
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    The EG and Bulgarian Mak rotate with a Glock 27 for carry. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
     
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    In terms of size and weight, I have both, and generally speaking, they feel about the same to me. The only real difference is the thickness of the grip. The Mak may be a bit lighter than a fully-loaded CZ.
     
  5. rockheadd

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    Thinner grip would be a big plus for CC. How would the Mak stack-up against a P-64 if they were to reappear on the market? Looks like either can be had for around $225, both carry 8+1 (I think) both have a rough DA but pretty smooth SA (from what I've read).
    It sort of hurts because I'll be comparing either the the CZ-82, too bad it's just too big to carry IWB comfortably....
     
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