Friday, March 16, 2007


No its not the name of a Russian Vodka.

The Makarov is a well respected pistol of Soviet design used mainly by Russia and former Eastern Block nations. Many have been imported into this country and have a loyal following among pistol enthusiasts.

I acquired a Russian Makarov in .380 with adjustable sights and an East German Makarov in 9 x 18 Makarov caliber. Both are well made, function without any issues and are accurate even out to 25 yards.

Bulgarian Makarov's are available for $200+ and East German's for around $325.

Here is a timely and great article about the Makarov's at

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