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Russian Pistol Question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Tokarevsrule, Jun 9, 2011.

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  1. Tokarevsrule

    Tokarevsrule Member

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    I would like to know why the Russians went to the makarov design from the tokarev. I have a yugo m57 and have looked at makarovs, and I think the tok looks like a more refined and modern design. It has a 1911 style mag release instead of a heel release. The slide release is also designed better IMHO. The only reason I can see is the lack of a safety. I know why they switched calibers, only want to know about design.
     
  2. Kendal Black

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    Blowback is cheaper to make than locked breech, & easier to make accurate.

    I suppose they also decided the safety catch idea was more than just an effete capitalist fad. ;)
     
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    I would think capacity may have been a part of it. Not sure about the velocity of Makarov rounds but i would guess the ability to effectively silence its bullet is probably easier.
     
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    They had some Walther PP samples and liked what they seen.
     
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    Cheaper to produce pistol, cheaper to produce ammo.
     
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