Bought a Makarov today

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  1. bac1023

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    I'm not a huge fan of Comblock firearms, but the Mak is a good one.
     
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    Great shooters, very underrated
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    I recently picked up some berry 95 grain round nose. they shoot great. using 231 powder.
     
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    People tend to want adjustable sight S&W's, but I'd sure prefer a 581. I have a 586, but always like fixed sights on anything 4" or shorter.
     
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    I just have a Bulgie Mak. Paid so little for it, that the going rates tempt me (hard to get a return like that on a gun in such a short period of time!). But it was so cheap, and is such a neat little gun, I just can't bring myself to part with it. It is delightfully rough around the edges.
     
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    Normally 95 grain, factory and handholds.

    But I do have a few thousand rounds of Russian 120grain JHP that I got years back at the gun shows.

    Called "Silver Bear 9x18mm Makarov, Nickel Plated Case, 120 Grain HP Bullet.

    I think the Russians hurried this into production because many of the bullet's hollow point is poorly formed, making the rounds, in effect too long, causing them to jam in the magazine.

    I was shooting some a few minutes ago.
    Other than the occasional failure to feed, the round is powerful and accurate.

    It's interesting that the Mac ejects this fired case up to 26 feet from the shooter.
     
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    I picked up a very nice, I'd say unissued, Bulgarian Mak a couple years ago. My only issue with it is the squinchy sights. Perfect size and weight for pleasant shooting. But for anything serious, I'd need to put a set of Big Dots on it, but I don't want to cut on this one. I may need to pick up another to do that.
     
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    You will enjoy your makarov it's durable reliable and accurate and a classic collectible. Here is my 1962 Izhevsk. For ammo I use Russian ball 95 grain and hornady critical defense.
     
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    The Bulgarian Mak I'm shooting today has bright Green fingernail polish on the front sight.
    It helps a lot but I wish Crimson Trace or Streamlight made a laser for the Maks.

    I talked to Streamlight years ago. They said that there is so much difference in the different the world wide Maks that they couldn't make one shape to fit them all.
    And I suspect that the sales just wouldn't be there.

    Darn, it's so hot today the brass is too hot to pick up.
    I fire 4 magazines, then come back in the air conditioning. :)


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  10. ilpirata

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    I'm keeping the 581 and a classic 4" 686 will be following me home. I have a 6" I plan to scope.
     
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    There used to be an LVE 115gr 9x18 load that really screamed relatively speaking, performed like short bbl 9mmP.
     
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    We have two, tweaked a few things here & there, simple gun. The disassembly videos are helpful if needed.

    I’ll read about ‘mud tests’ but don’t feel like doing my own.
     
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    I'm with you there. I appreciate that others are willing to do this, but I always cringe when I see it.
     
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  14. Berto

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    But if you have 17 of them.....




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  15. reniram

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    Still couldn't do it. It would make me feel like I do when I have to put a beloved pet down :crying:
     
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