Originally Posted by HockaLouis
A fair price? Really, compared to what!? And there's what I'm talking about...
To the Makarov fanatic a cheapened copy of a Walther becomes a "practical... gun designed with fewer parts... specifically for military and police use." You see, it's BETTER than a Walther, maybe like the wonderful East German military bluing. Pllleeeze. And to mention it in the same breath as the 1911? Fanatic or not... Really? Seriouly!? The heavy blowback Makarov was obsolete for military purposes the day it was introduced.
By the way, that happens to be the choir of Makarov inbreeds (created by a guy who sold them, parts and after-market products for them) I was referring to earlier. I certainly wouldn't mention them by name and never post a competing forum's URL here!
I bet you're a lot of fun a parties.
The OP paid a fair price compared to the selling price of other Makarovs. Did you think I was comparing it to other brands? What kind of person would think that?
Where did I write it was better than a Walther? I was emphasizing that it was quite different and why it is so. Different is neither good nor bad, just different.
My Makarov and my 1911s are my guns and I can say that in the same breath every day if I want.
Are these forums in competition? Really? I missed that in the rule book. All I was trying to do was help out the OP.
Please note that at no time did I resort to name calling. That is not polite and really is not an effective way to win an argument.
Try to enjoy the shooting sports instead of being its biggest critic. You'll have more fun and make more friends.
Alas, I now await a truly eloquent response.