This is a discussion on My Commie Guns within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was never one to pass up a bargain , especially bargain firearms. Here are two , courtesy of the now Defunct Iron Curtain. polish ...
I was never one to pass up a bargain , especially bargain firearms.
Here are two , courtesy of the now Defunct Iron Curtain.
polish P-64 dated 1972 , and Bulgarian Arsenal Makarov 1988 ,
both chambered in 9x18 Makarov cal.
Each of these cost under $150 , pretty good for an all steel ,
centerfire pistol designed for Military and Police use.
Both are DA/SA action - single stack Mag.
And as you can see , the P-64 is smaller, and lighter (22oz.)
(recoil is much stouter too!)
Years ago , these pistols were somewhat scarce, as was the
supply of ammo.
Over the last couple of years however
many were imported , and low cost ammo is also imported from several countries.
Typical loads are a 95 gr or 115 gr - loaded to about 1000fps.
I also have another "prettier" Bulgy which I hope to customize
I have fired enough rounds from both of these to be impressed by
their "Goes Bang every Time" capability , and would have no
problem if I needed to use either for carry purposes.
-SIG , it's What's for Dinner-
know your rights!
"If I walk in the woods, I feel much more comfortable carrying a gun. What if you meet a bear in the woods that's going to attack you? You shoot it."
Nice pictoral! I too enjoy mine! (no P-64 as yet)
Nice - many good buys to be had with Eastern Block pistolas.
Here is my Mak with it's supplied spare grips on - and this one tho a Bulgy import has the Russian marking (see inset).
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
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Great pics man! thanks for the post. Nice pair.
I love Makarov's. Great size and really good shooters IMO. Nice pictures. I have the Bulgy,German and Russian in the safe at home. Very cool. I'm finding it hard to find 9x18 ammo however.
Ask not what your country can do for you....
I'll send this link to my stepdad, he collects the Maks.....
"Ray Nagin is a colossal disappointment" - NRA/ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox.
"...be water, my friend."
good commie gun. killed many a protedter in it's day. even my teenager likes it.
I too used to own a Russian made Makarov. I wish I hadn't got rid of it, the only reason I did, was because at the time, I could only get surplus, "dirty" ammo. This ammo seemed to foul the gun up pretty well, now the ammo is much more available, I might have to get another one.
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