Were fussy about the ammo you fed them. I had a 9mm model that worked
great with fmj ball ammo, but it had a hard recoil & was tough to shoot! I
sold mine @ a gunshow to someone that needed a gun that would go "bang
everytime the trigger was pulled", but it was a very uncomphortable gun to
use as a target pistol!
Avoid any newer models & buy a nice reliable
mackarov in either .380 or .9mm mackarov! My .380 mac is what I carry year-