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Dream came true! I've got Makarov!

Postby iridium-192 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:11 pm

First of all would like to apologize to everyone...
Apparently, I accidently have deleted whole topic about my Makarov... :cry:
All I wanted just to delete my last post using darn "tapatalk" & here it is, no more anything...
So, during this weekend I'll try to restore most of the info... I promise not to edit anything using tapatalk anymore.

Hopefully this Friday will be a range session, so, there is a lot of expectation and anticipation... :thumbup:
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Dream came true! I've got Makarov!

Postby iridium-192 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:14 pm

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Here are my two pistols to compare...
Sig P226r & East German Makarov with FAB grips & Russian IJ-70 slide with adjustable rear sights...


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Re: Dream came true! I've got Makarov!

Postby iridium-192 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:19 pm

With FAB grips my Makarov became really FABulous! )))
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Re: Dream came true! I've got Makarov!

Postby iridium-192 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:56 pm

Did you know that Makarov is the first firearm which made to space & was issued to every Russian Cosmonauts?
Here is a great Russian video about Makarov pistol, with English subtitles... This is the most popular tv-documentary series in Russia about different weaponry... Enjoy!
Watch on youtube.com
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Re: Dream came true! I've got Makarov!

Postby iridium-192 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:10 pm

Things I do not like about Makarov and why I would not carry it:

1. 8 rd clip.
2. free floating fire pin.
3. luck of internal safety ( block of fire pin).
4. under powered cartridge (9mm Luger is weak, but 9mm Makarov is even weaker...)
5. Luck of night sights...
6. No provision for a Light-laser sight...
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Re: Dream came true! I've got Makarov!

Postby iridium-192 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:03 am

Heading to shooting range)))) report is following shortly!
Will test all mags, slides & ammo, of course...
Some Fiocchi FMJ & Hornady Critical Defense
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Dream came true! I've got Makarov!

Postby iridium-192 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:57 pm

All right! Time for my range report!
The pistol performed really well, all slides & mags worked flawlessly with both ammunition...
The pistol indeed very accurate, Russian slide was some what better due to improved sights, so, I'll keep it.
Hornady, apparently, very mild ammo, felt recoil was really soft (just like I would expect from Makarov round...) ; Fiocchi was, to my big surprise, pretty hard hitting ammo! It was nothing like Hornady, it literally felt like I'm shooting some hot 9mm round... Somewhat even unpleasant...
200+ rounds were shot altogether...
Anyways, overall it was very productive day with lots of fun!
Here are some pictures )))
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Black Mamba http://socamo.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4931
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Re: Dream came true! I've got Makarov!

Postby iridium-192 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:05 pm

The trigger is really good!
Almost as good as my Sig's... Double action is stiffer and longer, but single action is REALLY soft & light, reset is also pretty short... Following shots can be made extremely fast...
Tried to shoot it with one hand only (just like use to be in Russia), after some practice it is possible to learn to place bullets accurately, even with one hand...
Very serious pistol & it earned my respect! No wonder, it served so long in Russia...
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Black Mamba http://socamo.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4931
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Re: Dream came true! I've got Makarov!

Postby iridium-192 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:05 pm

Here is a great video about this little pistol from well known hickok45...
Watch on youtube.com
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Re: Dream came true! I've got Makarov!

Postby iridium-192 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:22 pm

OK, for you all lovers of firearms & particularly which are made in Russia, here is a language lesson, how to pronounce correctly a word "Izhevsk", a place, where most of you beloved Russian rifles & pistols are made - "Ижевск" in Russian...
Consider it as a privilege, since, I'm a native Russian language speaker... :)

I know, Russian is a pain in general, due to the fact that different face musculus involvement (don't forget, those musculus start to develop from a your birth day...). So, English is an a very difficult language to pronounce for any Russian, just as Russian for English speaker...
SO, here is my approved video, how correctly pronounce a word "Izhevsk".
https://forvo.com/word/%D0%B8%D0%B6%D0% ... %81%D0%BA/
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