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sbitter 05-04-2012 04:29 PM

Thinking about buying a makarov which shoots a 9x18 round I'm really tempted but before I do it I just wanted some input from everyone on how concealable it is, how reliable, just basically general opinions on everything. Any feed back is great negative or positive

JonM 05-04-2012 04:41 PM

My only hesitation is that the guns it is chambered in are pretty poor self defense firearms. Bad ergonomics stiff triggers and dont lend themselves well safety wise to ccw.

They are designed to be carried empty chamber in a flap holster enclosing the entire gun.

The only exception i can think of is maybe a cz83. The makarov itself wouldnt be a choice for me

Just my opinion

sputnik1988 05-04-2012 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbitter (Post 790323)
Thinking about buying a makarov which shoots a 9x18 round I'm really tempted but before I do it I just wanted some input from everyone on how concealable it is, how reliable, just basically general opinions on everything. Any feed back is great negative or positive

I had the exact same thought not two weeks ago.

As for the round, hornady makes some SD 9x18, but as Jon said, im not sure about the gun itself.

sbitter 05-05-2012 10:16 PM

Yea do u guys know of a good 9mm then for concealing that is about that size? And I'm not a fan of revolvers because I prefer a few more rounds

marc29th 05-05-2012 11:12 PM

For a 9mm look at a Ruger LC9 or S&W Shield.

HOSSFLY 05-05-2012 11:31 PM

Had a Russian Mak for several yrs --100% reliable, very concellable ;)
FWIW i cud double tap with it better than any gun over a 22 caliber that i've ever shot :cool:

sputnik1988 05-05-2012 11:38 PM

I personally like the Glock 19 for carry, but the 26 is smaller, so that may be a better option for you. I would recommend the Glock all day.

And no, I'm not a Glock 'fanboy', I don't buy into the 'perfection', as one member put it, it's more like 'Glock awesomeness':D

Werminator 05-06-2012 12:13 AM

Or Kahr cw9 or pm9 or KelTec pf9 or p11... Springfield has a smaller 1911 in 9mm... I like the sr9c from ruger... lots of options on small 9s... you should find a local gun shop or something like a cabalas where you can look over and hold a variety of them...

01hugo 05-06-2012 03:16 AM

Get the mak. Great little guns. I want one too.

BANG

marc29th 05-06-2012 03:20 AM

I just picked up a Polish P64 pistol in 9x18 Makarov on Monday. I'll be shooting it for the first time tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.


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