Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by PARAGLOCK1, Aug 28, 2006.
" a warrior will stand with only a glock in his hand while the rest retreat for shelter"
See ya this weekend Bro.
from revolver to auto freak
hey jdgray, thats the least of my worries, have fun shootin, and thanks for the traveling work. havnt yet looked at that taurus 1911, but i will tonight, talk to you later bro.
Who in gods name said that?
Gunshows, online auctions, dealers. Patience will net you one.
Reasonable prices for very good condition ones are
Bulgarian military <$200
German police <$300
Not sure about the russian military or russian/bulgarian commercial ones, but basically similar prices.
again Sam." Welcome and enjoy.
they're built like tanks, just as reliable as a glock
I have a Bulgarian commercial mak with the 'Arsenal' brand. Paid $250, OTD. It was made in 1999, one of the newest made maks I've ever seen. I liked it becase I wanted a .380 cal model, and for me, the finish on the Arsenal and standard fixed rear sight made it more desirable than the Russian IJ70.
I would say the Mak has a strong cult following in the US.. I've put thousands of rounds through mine with narry a malf. of any kind. It was the only pistol that I owned for a good stretch of time.
www.kyimports.com KY Imports has good Bulgarian Maks for $150.Very good condition for $160 and excellent condition for $170.Just saw this today.
I've purchased the Makarov.com replacement fixed rear sight, to make it a little more suitable for true use. Makarov.com mentions the chrome finish is a little thin and fragile. Any other comments from youse guys? Thanks again!
I was wondering if there was any versions/countries to stay away from.
Hate to pop your bubble, Weregunner, but KYImports is notorious for not keeping their web pages up to date. That info is about a year old. If you call, they will tell you that they no longer have that item in stock.
As to your comment about the "P63 and P64s", I assume you mean the Hungarian PA-63 and the Polish P-64. They are simply not Makarovs.
The major difference is the big, rather clunky looking adjustable rear sight on the Baikal. IIRC, it was slapped on to add "Import points", being commercial production rather than surplus. The almost invisible (in bright light) front nub of a sight is the same as on the Bulgie. As was mentioned, Makarov.com offers a fixed replacement rear that's less fragile and more snag resistant for the IJ-70s for CCW.
As a tight budget SD/HD/CCW piece it has few, if any, peers in its price range IMO. It is rugged, dependable, well-made of real steel, accurate and chambered for a cartridge that is both relatively inexpensive and easy to get. Hornady and Cor-Bon make premium defensive loads for it that are tailored to extract the maximum performance from its available energy.
A range officer, who witnessed a Glock KB said that
I just looked around online and found a picture of a russian mak. I noticed it was stamped on the slide. I'm pretty sure it said, Made in Russia. Are there any stampings on the frame to distinguish its place of origin?
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