I think you should buy a commercial 9x18mm Makarov barrel. Then a registered frame through an FFL. Then get a slide and all the other parts necessary to complete the gun. It is probably cheaper to buy them all at once though.
Obviously it isn't hard to make them in the first place if the Soviets could do it in the 50's. Yes, they had the benefit of stealing the Walther PP design. And yes, they stole the cartridge design too as well as the whole factories the things were made in making their job easier than yours would be. And, yes, their cheapened version of the guns were obsolete from the start, but, it would still be easier to get a job and spend a whole coupla hundred dollars than try to do it by hand. And safer as has been said. Plus you don't have the inspiring threat of being exiled to a gulag, don't have access to slave labor (I presume), and a Five Year Plan that takes 15 may be longer than you want to wait, so...
Last edited by HockaLouis; 03-11-2013 at 03:04 AM.