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Makarov accuracy and reliability.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ArkansasFatboy, Feb 4, 2007.

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  1. ArkansasFatboy

    ArkansasFatboy Member

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    Guys I know some may thumb there nose at the little "mak" but I love mine the little gun rocks.I can shoot one hole groups at 7 to 10 yards and have had absolutly no jams or hiccups of any kind through the little gun.My dad was a skeptic at first but he finally got one and know he is a believer. This will be my summer carry gun.I know the round is a little underpowered but as accurate as I am with mine and as fast as I can fire it accuratly at defensive ranges I don't see it giving me any problems
     
  2. Jim_M

    Jim_M Member

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    The Mak is what it is. And it does it damn well. See my signature :)
    It is my everyday all day gun.



    Jim
     
  3. M2 Carbine

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  4. Anna's Dad

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    I love 'em. I only have 5 (no competition for M2)--Bulgarian, Russian (commercial), Russian (military), East German, and Norinco (Chinese).
     
  5. gbelleh

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    Maks are great little guns! I just got my 4th last month (a Chinese).
    Now I finally have a Russian military, East German, Bulgarian and Chinese. :D
     
  6. tinygnat219

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    Why would any disparage the Makarov? It's accurate, robust, simple to operate, and fires a somewhat decent cartridge.

    Downfalls that I see are: Heel magazine release (personal preference), magazine capacity, lack of decent 9MM Makarov defensive loads and weight for a gun firing a light round.
     
  7. ezypikns

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    Even with its tiny little sights,......

    I can shoot my Bulgarian Mak better than any semi auto I've shot. It's one of the guns I'll never sell.
     
  8. bluetopper

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    You know the commercial polymer pistol buyers think we're crazy. :D

    Am I a believer?
    Just ask my
    5 East German Maks
    3 Bulgarians
    and my lone Ruskie IJ-70
    and my 4k rounds of 9x18 ammo.
     
  9. SouthronBoy

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    I love my Bulgie.
     
  10. Logan5

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    Not to crash the love in, but my Russian Mak has a hideous trigger. I dialed the adjustable sights to their stops before I realized that I needed much better trigger control than any other handgun I owned would require if I wanted to hit anything. It definitely taught me something, and there's a lot to be said for a challenge.
     
  11. M2 Carbine

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    The Russian Mak trigger gets better with use, but I don't recall any being that bad.

    I loaned one of my Russian Maks to a friend and his wife for their first TX concealed carry qualification. The lady was inexperienced with semi auto pistols but in TX if you qualify with a semi auto you can carry any kind of handgun.

    The lady cleaned house with that Mak. She beat everyone that was shooting that day except her husband.

    She insisted I sell her that Mak for her carry gun.
    I've lost a lot of Maks by loaning them out.
     
  12. Caseless

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    I like the fixed chrome-lined barrel feature.
    Shot it side-by-side with a HK P7M8. No difference in accuracy at 12 yards. Big clove-leaf.:)
     
  13. jon_in_wv

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    My MAK is accurate and stone cold reliable. There is NO gun I can shoot as accurate at a high speed as my MAK. I can dump eight rounds into a target as fast as I can pull the trigger and still shoot a reasonable group. While its ammo may not be as powerful as some others I think several rounds fired at speed will have plenty of stopping power. Two or three rounds will pack a punch!
     
  14. Northslope Nimrod

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    While I'm not that accurate with mine....I'm good enough for most defense situations.

    Reliability? Hard to beat.
    Durability? Harder to beat.
     
  15. Marshall

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    I like my 62 East German model. :)
     
  16. romma

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    don't own one, but I sure wouldn't want to stand in front of one to make case that is not a man stopper...
     
  17. made2cut

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    ..... and I think it's a rather attractive firearm :D
     
  18. ravencon

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    I don't own one. I'm trying to avoid adding any new calibers to my collection. But, they do have a retro cool factor and they are not very expensive....I probably won't be able to hold out forever.:)
     
  19. bluetopper

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    made2cut,
    You commented above you thought the Makarov was "a rather attractive firearm."
    I'll have to agree :D ........................
    The pic and the Mak pictured belongs to "North Bender" on the "gunboards.com" Makarov forum.
    2007113121151_Marschal20Grips.jpg
     
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  20. ezypikns

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    Parisite.....

    WHERE did you get those amazing grips?

    And that mag floorplate?
     
  21. mr.trooper

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    Maks are unreliable and innacurate. The fact that a dozen militays used them for decades is irrelevant. Only guns costing at LEAST $1,000 and having a caliber of at least 45 or more is relaible. anything else wont even kill a mouse.
     
  22. bluetopper

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    ezypikns, the Mak pictured belongs to Mak efficienato "North Bender" on the gunboards.com, Makarov forum.

    The grips came from Dennis Marschalko located in Hungary. He has made quite an impact with his grips and their impeccable quality the last few months. His site link is: http://dnmars.43i.net

    The brass magazine floorplate came from makarov.com. They are sold out of them at the present time and I couldn't tell you when or if they will have them in the future.
     
  23. ezypikns

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    parisite

    Thanks. That is one sharp looking Makarov you have there.
     
  24. FieroCDSP

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    My friend picked up a PA-63 at a small shop in town. Needed some TLC, but after a thorough cleaning and a bit of grind and polish, the thing is working just fine. He loves it.
     
  25. PinoyInFL

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    I too have a EG Mak. It's what I used for my MN conceal carry and its accurate and reliable. Never had a problem. I also owned a Russian IJ-70 and although reliable, it wasn't as accurate. I was told that among the Maks, the EG is the best. My experience confirms that. But then again, I have only the IJ-70 to compare it with. Perhaps the others here who own more varieties would care to give us their opinoin on how they stack up against each outher.
     
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