Hi rurallife. When a person is a fan of the PM, like we are, watching vids of the pistol is fun. Just as a thought though, not all vids, even in Russian, of the Makarov may not use present conventional wisdom as best practices. At 2:40 in, the person starts dry firing the PM with the slide removed. This may be for demonstration purposes, but shouldn't be repeated as an accepted action. The sear edge takes the full force of the hammer drop without a slide in place (may screw up any smooth trigger pull).