My Commie Guns

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    My Commie Guns

    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."
    {Bernhard Goetz}

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    One shot. One kill.

    Primary Carry - Taurus PT-111 Mil Pro 9mm DAO with 12 + 1 in the pipe. Holstered in a Brigade OWB M2.

    Secondary Weapon - Taurus PT1911 5" 45acp SA with 8+1. Holstered in a Kydex paddle.

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    Nice pictoral! I too enjoy mine! (no P-64 as yet)


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    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).

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    Great pics man! thanks for the post. Nice pair.

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    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....

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    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.

    " water, my friend."

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    good commie gun. killed many a protedter in it's day. even my teenager likes it.

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    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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