Have you shot the PM a lot? Nice looking gun, but I had problems, with the hi cap grips. Two pair that split on the sides.
I settled for grips used on the PMM bb guns, with the bakelite texture.
Nice photos StevenCal64.
I'm always looking for rare varieties of 9x18 ammunition.
Those are really nice ! I also own a Co2 Makarov that I shoot in my backyard or garage. It is great practice for shooting the 9x18 as they both seem to shoot the same. It sharpens my shooting skills when I go out to the range with the 9x18.
Hello Fellow MAK Lovers.
I've been a member for a while now. I spend more time reading than talking/posting. I learn more that way.
I've owned my EG since the late 90's. She spent MANY MANY years tucked in her holster, in the closet, and out of the reach of my children. I wasn't an avid shooter until I decided to get my CWP in early 2015. During the Permit classes the instructor invited the students to an IDPA match. So I picked up the HCap to use in IDPA matches. Consequently the HCap has cycled more rounds in 6mos than I ever put through the EG. As a side note, the ONLY Failure I've experienced with my HCap is a broken leaf spring (unmolested trigger portion) and a Squib. Neither failure being the fault of the pistol design. I picked up the PA-63 for carry. The Satin Russian was a "Bright N Shiny" purchase and is gonna get a barrel change ..........I swear. I don't wanna hafta' to stock 380 ammo too. The Black Sea Navy Bulgy is still bright n shiny too .........with Character ...........and with History.
Last summer I moved to the northern most city/town in America, Barrow, AK. Now ALL of my MAKS join the EG in the closet, sitting, waiting for warmer weather.
...my newly acquired Bulgarian 22 conversion kit.
(with YHM Stainless Mite suppressor)
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My mak collection grew since I overhauled my 9x18 (had worn out internals and wouldn't function flat out) and put it back into firing condition. Here are my two Makarovs. I will also comment on my accouterments for PM I have as well.
The gun with the Russian grip is a .380 IJ-70 (IZH-70 if you want to be technical)
The other one is a 1995 9x18 Arsenal commercial model from Bulgaria. It has an East German grip with the lanyard tied into the grip (I suspect a later grip?)
The other mak goodies I have are:
1960 Soviet manual
1968 well used Soviet holster with rod and lanyard
1977 NOS soviet holster grouping
East German UTV trials holster
East German brown leather holster
Bulgarian black leather holster grouping (I suspect actually Slovenian? It is the same stuff that came with the Bulgarian PMs from Slovenia)
4 military magazines (one Russian with hump (has Izmash stamp on it), one East German without hump, two without hump sold to me as Bulgarian (one has a plum floorplate!), only 13 numbers apart from each other)
NOS Soviet military grip (on the IJ-70)
2 East German grips (one with the lanyard "permanently attached" (threaded through hole under screw and tied up on end)) (One with Lanyard is on the Bulgarian)
and a Bulgarian military grip
I do want to someday add a couple more, or a few. Preferably an East German, a 9x18 IJ-70, and who knows, if I get lucky, maybe even a Type 59. I suspect I should probably have deep pockets for a Type 59 however.
Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right.
Nice holster, I just have the box
Here are a few pics of my IJ70-17AS. I got it in trade for a Taurus M605 .357 Magnum snub-nose revolver and do not regret the trade one bit. As you can see, I have replaced the Baikal black grip for a Bulgarian bakelite one since I favor the reddish color over the black. I've owned other Makarov pistols and have some pics, but am only posting what I currently own. Does anyone have any information regarding this being a stainless or nickel plated pistol? I've read that B-WEST imported 15,000 stainless and 30,000 nickel plated Makarov pistols. Best regards.
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Thank you! I just ordered a P-83 from SOG that I will post up this week. The Wolff spring kit for the P-64 is a must BTW for anyone interested.....it completely changes the pistol.
Just came across the Gunboard Mak forum! I picked up an experienced Russian Mak and have been interested in learning more about pistol. This is chambered in the proper 9x18 caliber for which I paid $225 as is with one mag. Maybe not a stellar deal, but apparently in line with the current market.
Have yet to hear it go bang - waiting for a range day!
Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is. ---- Josey Wales
Custom CCW Double stack IJ70 and VZ 61 Skorpion both in 9x18 Makarov
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