Can I shoot 9mm Makarov in a 9mm?

Can I shoot 9mm Makarov in a 9mm?

No you cannot and should not try. 9×19, which is also called 9 mm Luger and 9mm parabellum has a considerably higher chamber pressure than 9×18, usually used in the Eastern Bloc Makarov pistol or the guns made in the similar 9×18 Ultra round.

Is the Makarov a real gun?

‘Makarov’s Pistol’) is a Soviet semi-automatic pistol. Under the project leadership of Nikolay Fyodorovich Makarov, it became the Soviet Union’s standard military and police side arm in 1951.

Can you conceal carry a Makarov?

The double-action trigger is no picnic, but Makarov pistols are known for being rugged, reliable, accurate enough for government work and easy to pack in the bargain. It does make a good CCW gun. It’s actually one of the most popular Soviet surplus guns for concealed carry for these reasons, so it’s not a bad pick.

What year was the Makarov made?

The Makarov Pistol is a semi-automatic blowback action pistol. It is designed by Nikolay Makarov in 1948 and adopted by the Soviet Army in 1951 to replace the outdated Tokarev TT-33 pistol and the Nagant M1895 revolver as the standard sidearm for both the police and the military of the Soviet Union.

Can you shoot 9×19 in a 9mm?

Yes, they will both work in a 9mm pistol, just not the same 9mm pistol. The 9×18 cartridge is shorter and larger in diameter than a 9×19. You may get a 9×19 to chamber in a 9×18, despite its longer case length, due to its smaller diameter case mouth. If the case catches on the extractor it may even fire.

What is the best Makarov pistol?

The “Best” Makarov is probably the East German as fit and finish is excellent, however, they are all good. The Bulgarians are the best deals right now and offer very good fit, finish and excellent reliability and good accuracy. They are the “best” balance of price and quality out there.

Are Makarovs rare?

There’s only been a handful of 59 EG’s reported. Chinese Military aren’t really that rare or hard to find but when they show up they demand big $ esp. if they have bring back papers and most of them show they’ve had a hard life.

Is Makarov good for self defense?

Shooters have a decent selection of 9×18 Makarov ammunition for self-defense. The choices are limited when compared to the 9mm Luger, but there is one load that I would feel comfortable relying on in my own Mak: the Hornady Critical Defense.

Is a Makarov a good pistol?

The Makarov is an excellent compact pistol. The 9mm Makarov cartridge is slightly less powerful than the more common 9mm Parabellum and in countries where this pistol is the standard, hollow point ammunition is rare or prohibited.

Is 9×18 Makarov still made?

Since they’re no longer in production, Makarovs that were originally manufactured in Russia and China are the most sought after by collectors.

Where to find the serial number on a Makarov?

To find the Year of Manufacture of your Bulgarian “Circle 10” Military Makarov, look at the serial number (S/N), normally found on the left side of the frame, above the grip. The first two letters are the Production series, the next two digits are the Year code, see list below.

Where can I find a Makarov 9mm pistol?

Russian Makarov imports lasted only a few short years due to the Clinton import ban. Bulgarian Makarov copies are available on the surplus market and are a good find. The East German copy of the Makarov seems to be the most desirable among collectors and shooters given its silky smooth blue finish and black plastic grips.

Where is the serial number on a semi auto pistol?

On semi-auto pistols they are located on the lower reciever, but on revolvers it can depend on the manufacturer. If your fire arm does not have a series number or it has been scratched in, you best turn it in to law enforcement seeing that it can land you serious felony charges.

Is there a Makarov Type 59 with an arsenal Mark?

Not many are available, so they often command a premium over other Makarovs. On the whole, the quality of these is not as good as some of the others, but there have been notable exceptions. Very rarely you may run across a Type 59 with an Arsenal mark (number) in a circle. Most common found are 56 and 66.