makarov 9x18 for conceal

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by sbitter, May 4, 2012.

  1. sbitter

    sbitter New Member

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    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
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    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
     

  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    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.
     
  4. sbitter

    sbitter New Member

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    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
     
  5. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    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:
     
  7. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    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
     
  8. Werminator

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    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...
     
  9. 01hugo

    01hugo New Member

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

    BANG
     
  10. marc29th

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    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.
     
  11. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Kahr CM9. Great gun. Accurate, dependable, lightweight and very small. I carry mine in a leather pocket holster in my front pocket.
     

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  12. 01hugo

    01hugo New Member

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    I like those too

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  13. UrbanNinja

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    today I looked at a Bersa 9mm Thunder, Ruger Lc9 and a Sig p290 for my wife. They're all nice little 9mm for conceal carry for under $500. Ive never owned a Bersa, but I'm actually considering one for myself.
     
  14. 4sig

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    Find a Gander Mountain. Never seen a place where you could look at so many different guns at one time
     
  15. bearrwe

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    I've got a Bersa 9mm Thunder, I haven't had any problems with it. It's big enough to shoot for fun but easy to conceal. I've shot several mags of SD through it but shoot mainly FMJ as I left most of my spare cash with my ex wife. I've got both the 380 and 9 they are about the same size overall with the 9 being thicker and heavier.
     
  16. UrbanNinja

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    Ive looked at the .380 also. But with the price of .380 ammo, I more than likely wont be buying one any time soon. Ive been snatching up boxes of Federal 9mm FMJ 100rd boxes for $18 at Wally world.
     
  17. sbitter

    sbitter New Member

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    I looked around and I kinda like the bersa in 9mm and from what I have read it is reliable and solid does everyone agree with that? And do bersas have external safetys? Because I'm not the biggest fan of just the trigger safety.
     
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  18. Tackleberry1

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    Been carrying my Kahr PM 9 for 5 years now. FLawless CCW choice in either the CM or PM line.

    Tack
     
  19. pumpedTSI

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    The Mak is 1000% reliable....I've put thousands of rounds thru mine.....VERY concealable, VERY affordable and can be field stripped in less than 10 seconds.....its also very accurate....use a copper jacket hollow point and it'll do what you need...
     
  20. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    The CZ82 is a great gun. Best bang for your buck nowadays. Many people carry it. Plenty of stopping power.