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How to decock a makarov...?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by fish2xs, Apr 3, 2005.

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  1. fish2xs

    fish2xs Member

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    I'm trying my hand at amateur writing and need to know how my character would decock his makarov after firing.

    thanks!
    -f
     
  2. Snake Eyes

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    Uh....use the decocker?



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  3. fish2xs

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    i know i'm an idiot about Mak's, but I've never seen one and the sites i have seen have been ambiguous (to me anyway) about a decocker vs. thumbing the hammer down.

    do old models (1950-60) have decockers?

    thanks!
     
  4. Snake Eyes

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    Sorry to be a smart alec--here's an explanation:

    ALL Maks have a safety/decocker mounted on the slide. The lever is down to fire, up to safe/decock.

    If your character wants to decock his Mak, he just needs to push up the safety lever. Note that this is typically NOT a "flick"--all the Maks I've ever had require a fair amount of effort to move the lever. Sort of the opposite of a precision 1911 thumb safety.

    Hope that helps!
     
  5. fish2xs

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    thanks!

    ps. no offense taken, i expected it was a '101' question
     
  6. MrTuffPaws

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    Just to let you know, when the decocker is moved up, the hammer slams home.
     
  7. TMM

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    i thought Maks were DAO? i guess they are DA/SA?

    ~TMM
     
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    Makarovs are DA/SA.
     
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    My father once had a heart attack because of the Makarov's safety/decocker. I was out shooting with him in the mountains. I left to go investigate something, and when I came back he was as white as a ghost.

    "Son, I almost shot myself in the leg. I went to put the safety on, and somehow the gun tried to fire."

    I laughed an explained to him that it was a function of the pistol and he shouldn't have had the gun pointed at his leg.
     
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