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Q for those that carry a Makarov

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Trempel, Apr 10, 2007.

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  1. Trempel

    Trempel Member

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    What ammo do you carry in it? What holster? What made you choose either one? :)
     
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    Barnaul 95 grain JHP; cheap, accurate, reliable, good speed.

    Milt Sparks IWB; not outrageously expensive, comfortable, holds the Mak perfectly.
     
  3. jon_in_wv

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    I usually carried the Hornady XTPs and carried it in a JIT slide holster in the summer and a Fobus paddle in the winter.

    I chose the XTPs because they were the only hollowpoints available in this area other than the 115gr Silver bear which made the slide slap the frame a bit for my taste. I shot some water jugs with the xtps and they hit pretty hard for what they are.
     
  4. Trempel

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    Jonny,

    Which Milt Sparks IWB? How was their turn around after you ordered?
     
  5. Mak Maven

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    Barnaul HP or Brown Bear HP.
    Nemesis for my cz 82, altho too big for pocket carry.
     
  6. jonnyc

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    Sorry Trempel, but I don't remember the model name. It has the higher protective back, double-changeable belt loop, smooth horsehide, internal sight rail. A step or two above the Summer Special. I paid about $65 10 or 12 years ago. I got it in about 5 or 6 weeks, IIRC. I still use it when a HP is too much, but a P32 is too little.
     
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    Hornady XTPs seem to work well in mine.

    Don't have holster issues, I only use it as a truck/glove compartment gun when I'm headed somewhere where CCW is prohibited and it's in a location where I don't feel good about leaving a more expensive firearm in my car. (No disrespect meant to the Mak -- mine runs reliably, is accurate, and recoil is mild for a blowback gun from all that steel.)
     
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    I carry Silver Bear 115 Gn JHP.

    In the TAKMAK with a Galco IWB for Colt officer's model.
    (Pics of the TAKMAK coming soon. Just got it back from it's recent surgery)
     
  9. nathan

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    Barnaul 95 gr HP in my Russian mak. Blade Tech UCH .
     
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    Barnaul 95gr HP, Fobus paddle holster.
     
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    Fiochhi 95gr fmj , IWB
     
  12. Trempel

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    Jibjab, interesting choice. Why the Fiochi FMJ? If going with an FMJ, than why not S&B, Barnaul, Silver Bear, etc? My thought would be to feed it what's more commonly available. Is Fiochi any different from other ball ammo?
     
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    I have some older Corbon but if I didn't I would still look at Corbon offerings. Regards, Richard:D

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    I use those as well for carry. I stocked up a few years back when Cor-Bon discontinued 9x18. I am slowing shooting them up though and will be out after a while.
     
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    I carry a Russian Makarov with Don Hume IWB holster. As for ammo I carry Hornady HP 9x18.

    At first it wouldn't feed HP, but with a round file and a couple minutes of light work I had the feed ramp modified and now it feeds HP fine. Oh and thanks to the THR members who informed me on how to fix that problem:D Before that I carried S&B in it which I felt pretty secure with. Personally when it comes to carrying I like HP and Hornady makes a fine round.

    The holster wasn't designed for a Makarov but I find that it fits it perfectly. This is the only gun I've ever owned that I can carry IWB without issue.
     

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