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Tokarev TT-33

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by m500'92, Jul 21, 2009.

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  1. m500'92

    m500'92 Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with a Tokarev TT-33. I am considering buying one so i thought it would be good to see others opinions of it first. If you have used it, what were your impressions of it?
     
  2. Ash

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    Crude, solid, thin, durable, reliable. Are you really getting a Russian TT-33? If so, they are collectors pistols (but certainly should be shot). If it is Romanian, Yugoslav, Chinese or Polish, they are good pistols, if rough around the edges.
     
  3. m500'92

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    The ones i was looking at were ww2 period Russian and for around $200.
     
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    Great price, if they are real. They will have either the Ivhsevk Arrow-in-the-triangle or the Tula star as their markings. I would have no problem getting one for its historic value, alone.

    Ash
     
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    Jgsales and centerfiresystems have the Romanian ones for $200, so an actual Russian one seems like a good deal in comparison with those.
     
  6. m500'92

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    Yeah, it seems like in Canada we don't get too bad of deals for Russian guns. So what kind of accuracy could you expect out of one?
     
  7. WardenWolf

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    I prefer the Romanian Tokarevs. Accurate, and very fine pistols. Shoot like a good 1911.
     
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    I have a Romanian. I absolutely love the gun and shoot it frequently. The cartridge is great for longer ranges, I have no trouble keeping it in the vital area at 25 yards, even firing fast, and I'm not a great pistolero at all. I've handled a lot of newer plastic guns, like an M and P, and I like my tokarev better. Granted, it doensn't hold 17 rounds...but it feels great in the hand. It's very thin and points well. I like wood and steel guns...
     
  9. jeffesonm

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    Good summary.

    I'll also add "cheap to shoot", presuming you buy surplus ammo. Sure you have to clean it afterward but that is well worth the price to me.
     
  10. Ash

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    Yeah, but cleaning for corrosive salts in a pistol is child's play. I hesitate at times to shoot corrosive through a rifle, especially a semi-auto. But in a pistol, I do it without pause.

    Ash
     
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    Excellent gun. Inexpensive; ammo is less than $6 when calculating a box of 50; and except for the magnums like the 357 and 44, the 7.62x25 will kick the butt out of just about anything else used for handgun defense. The military rounds will go right through steel. Definitely a fun gun.
     
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    I wouldn't call my Romanian TT33C "crude"...simple, perhaps. There really is nothing about it that can be described as crude. Machining is nice, finish is good, lock-up is tight.
    I shoot it out to 100yds. A great woods or car pistol, and I would even use it for CCW if I found some of the Wolf JHP ammo.
     
  13. Ash

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    Every Tokarev I have owned was crude.
     
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    I find them crude and elegant at the same time. It's a carefully-thought-out design that was created with the limitations of Soviet industry and education in mind. The removable sear-and-hammer group is sheer genius, as is making the feed lips part of the gun rather than part of the magazine.

    I have four plus a parts kit, and I wouldn't mind getting one or two more.
     
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    Hey folks, he's from Canada. If you can get the real Russian deal, ABSOLUTELY. You probably also don't have to have a stupid aftermarket safety added for import points, like we do. You cold also get Chinese ones from Marstar.
     
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    Go for it. I got a Romanian TT recently and haven't looked back.
     
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    I have a Romanian. It's great fun to shoot, is a very flat gun which would make it easy to carry in certain locations, and shoots a relatively powerful round. It is actually my only pistol which has never had any sort of malfunction. even my sig 226 has experienced one stovepipe. not my tokarev, and i've shot many rounds through it, seeing how cheap the ammo is.

    It's also the pistol / round that somehow defies the laws of physics. The milsurp loads hit with the same force as a .45 or .357mag... yet kick barely more than a 9mm. Go figure.
     
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    I have the Romanian also... its accuracy really surprised me.... I really like it and at $200 they are a bargain.
     
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    There's something really satisfying about the sound of a TT at play. No other pistol round, at least that I shoot regularly, has that same authoritative roar.
     
  20. junior geezer

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    they certainly do crack. and all but guaranteed to produce a through-and-through wound.
     
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    Unless you use hollow points, of course. I have some FNM's that are great.
     
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    I enjoy my Romanian too. Payed $180 for it and bought over 7 thousand rounds at close to 6 cents a round. It's definitely cheaper to shoot this pistol then others. Now i just need to find a rifle or carbine to share this 7.62x25 with.

    The one thing i could do with out would be the added safety.. I am going to have to machine a lever to replace the craptastic one they put on this pistol.
     
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    Got a couple of Yugos and a Chinese. Love the 1911-style safety on the Yugos.
     
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    I just removed the safety on my Romanian... one day I'll get around to plugging the holes.
     
  25. m500'92

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    Ya i've seen those chinese ones at marstar, i think they cost the same and are new, are they very good?
     
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