PM Makarov [Automatic Pistol]:

This is the standard sidearm of the former Warsaw Pact nations. A double action handgun, it owes much of its heritage to the Walther PPK. The original 9 mm Makarov that it fires is slightly more powerful than the .380 ACP, but the gun cannot fire the 9 mm parabellum round. There is a second version that fores the .380 ACP round. It is generally of acceptable finish and quality, and a few US firms make aftermarket accesoires for this pistol.

The Makarov uses a 8 shot magazine

Weight: 1.56 (0.71 kg).
Caliber: 9 mm Makarov and .380 ACP.
Barrel Length: 4 inches (10.2 cm)
Action: Double Action.
Mode of Fire: Semi Automatic only.
Range: 165 ft (50 m).
Magazine:8 + 1 .
Cost: $230.
Made in: Russia and several other Eastern European nations.
Special: Standard sidearm of the former Warsaw Pact. Good availability on the european Black market, due to theft and soldiers selling their sidearms. Blued Barrel and composite stocks.

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