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Old 06-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default Makarov vs CZ-82

After doing research, I have come to the conclusion of buying either a Makarov, or CZ-82. I like the design, and ruggedness of the Mak better, but the CZ has somewhat more capability, at a lower price. Also, the makarov looks a little bit better, and is concealed more easily.

At the same price, I would still pick the Mak, but the CZ seems a little bit better of a value.

So, the commercial version Mak, from Baikal, seems like a good compromise, in more functionality, in the form of better sights, a larger mag, and better grips. However, I try to get guns that will add to my collection, (eastern-bloc and Russian arms) even though this gun will be for defense.

Is the Baikal still collectanile? Obviously not in the same way as the millitary models, but will it still work for my collection, in a similar way to the CZ, or original Mak? Or should I go with The CZ-82, or a millitary Makarov?

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Old 06-17-2012, 06:20 AM   #2
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When I first joined the Spetsnaz in '89 I trained with and came to love the IZH 70 Baikal Makarov. I'd take it over the MP443 Grach anyday, unless I were to go into combat. The Grach holds 16+1, but back to the main question. Id go with the Makarov, because it's reliable, accurate, easy to clean and maintain, and I just love them. I'm not familiar with the CZ handguns, but I've heard a good bit about them. IMHO.
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If you collect Eastern Block / Russian firearms you are going to want both. The CZ 82 will probably be easier to find as there are lots of military surplus on the market right now.
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I have 1 Russian Baikal Makarov.
But I have 5 CZ82s.
Love the CZ82. best bang for your buck.
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