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    Default What condition of readiness do your carry your Makarov?

    I have always carried mine in condition 2. However after reading the post on the CZ 82, I am not so sure anymore. Opinions?

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    Since the Makarov has a rebounding hammer, I carry with one in the chamber and safety off. I have carried it this way for several years. And drop tests have shown that the Makarov is safe even with its free floating firing pin; simply not enough mass to ignite a primer. And they dropped the pistol from much higher distances than would happen if dropped from your hand or holster to the ground.

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    Safety on. One in the pipe.
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    One in the chamber, safety off, and when I carried CZ-82, 83's in the past I carried them the same way.
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    Ditto. Either Makarov or CZ82; round in chamber, hammer down, safety off, ready for DA.
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    Me too
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    Safety off, chamber loaded.

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    Loaded, hammer down, and locked.

    I have practiced clearing the safety during the draw a lot.

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    Round chambered, safety off.

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    Same as above for the past 16 years.
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    When I did carry it, I had one in the pipe and flipped the safety off after inserting it into the holster. I no longer carry my Mak due to an injury making it hard to grip the slide. I carry an LC9S now because it is easier to rack the slide for me, and I treat it the same. Flip the safety off after inserting it into the holster. I am used to shooting and handling my carry piece this way from back when I carried my Sig 226 (had no manual safety).
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    Quote Originally Posted by GyMac View Post
    Round chambered, safety off.
    Ditto.

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    OP from the CZ-82 thread here. Just to be clear, I had no intention of scaring anyone from trusting their Makarovs. I own several true Maks(Russian, German, Bulgarian, etc) and I trust each one with my life. As mentioned, what happened on my CZ isn't possible on a Makarov due to it's rebounding hammer(Among other safety mechanisms). They have passed all official drop tests to go along with years of flawless service. I carry mine in condition 2, as well. Carry with confidence.

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    18 Years in condition 2, no problems.

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    One in the pipe, safety off.

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    Condition 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronbo6 View Post
    Loaded, hammer down, and locked.

    I have practiced clearing the safety during the draw a lot.

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    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StlMakGuy24 View Post
    OP from the CZ-82 thread here. Just to be clear, I had no intention of scaring anyone from trusting their Makarovs. I own several true Maks(Russian, German, Bulgarian, etc) and I trust each one with my life. As mentioned, what happened on my CZ isn't possible on a Makarov due to it's rebounding hammer(Among other safety mechanisms). They have passed all official drop tests to go along with years of flawless service. I carry mine in condition 2, as well. Carry with confidence.
    First off this discussion is not going to be continued here. Second thing the CZ 82/83's also have a rebounding hammer.
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    Thanks! Think I will continue with condition 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by TENNESSEEAN View Post
    First off this discussion is not going to be continued here. Second thing the CZ 82/83's also have a rebounding hammer.
    What are you even talking about? He mentioned it in his original post. I thought rebounding hammer means it's not able to make contact wih firing pin? Perhaps I was wrong. Btw I stayed on topic and was hoping me adding that could help. I get it bud. You obviously don't like me and think I'm a liar. Pretty childish behavior for a moderator if ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StlMakGuy24 View Post
    What are you even talking about? He mentioned it in his original post. I thought rebounding hammer means it's not able to make contact wih firing pin? Perhaps I was wrong. Btw I stayed on topic and was hoping me adding that could help. I get it bud. You obviously don't like me and think I'm a liar. Pretty childish behavior for a moderator if ask me.
    I think TENNESSEEAN just meant that the prior thread was thorough enough and need not be continued here. I read your OP on the CZ82 and certainly don't think you're lying about any of it. I don't think you would have gone to all of that trouble (and even do a YT video) if you weren't concerned about the safety of other CZ82 users, and I appreciated it very much.
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