My first Pistol

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    My first Pistol

    I picked up my first pistol today! well not really if you count the ones I inherited from my dad but this one is the first I bought. It's a Bulgarian Makarov. Sadly I don't think I can get her to a range for another week because of work but that's not all bad since my local PD is taking their sweet time with my paper work for my ccp.

    I tried loading some pics but I'm not having any luck with that.

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    Neat little pistol. Any trouble finding ammo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshe View Post
    I tried loading some pics but I'm not having any luck with that.
    It will work better if you try to load bullets into your gun instead of pics.

    Congrats on the new gun, and hopefully they will come through quickly with your ccp.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Congrats on the new pistola... kind of unusual for a first gun...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chenemf View Post
    Neat little pistol. Any trouble finding ammo?
    no not really, The FMJ stuff is in all of the local shops around me but that's all.

    And yeah it's kinda a strange first pistol but I figure it's good enough from mother russia it should do the job for me

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    Congratulations on your new pistola! Hope to see some pics soon....or the range report, or the 'I got my permit' thread......or....whatever comes first! Good luck with everything.

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    Congrats on your new weapon...now for some pics of it...
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    Fine firearm you got there; a great, inexpensive, reliable sidearm. Now where's the pics at?
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    i have an FEG PA63 .380 and it was the first hand gun i bought. its sometimes mistaken for the Makarov but is different. nice gun, a little heavy for a cc gun. congrats on your first gun purchase.

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    here are some pics. still no news on the paper work for my permit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chenemf View Post
    Neat little pistol. Any trouble finding ammo?

    Ammo for the Makarov, CZ82, PA63 pr FEG63 is avalible almost anywhere online if you can not find 9x18 locally and its realtively inexpensive too.
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    S&W 642 Airweight, Ruger SP 101, Colt Detective Spec., CZ RAMI, Kahr PM9, Kahr CW40, S&W Model 10-7, Glock 30, 19, and 26, Browning Hi Power, CZ82, Colt Commander, Dan Wesson PM7, Ruger LCP

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    Makarovs are simple, tough blowback handguns. One of the most reliable and simple (27 total parts) designs ever made. The Bulgarian Maks are very good guns not as well finished overall as the East German Maks but very solid.
    When I leave the home port:
    S&W 642 Airweight, Ruger SP 101, Colt Detective Spec., CZ RAMI, Kahr PM9, Kahr CW40, S&W Model 10-7, Glock 30, 19, and 26, Browning Hi Power, CZ82, Colt Commander, Dan Wesson PM7, Ruger LCP

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    Take it out "plinking" some afternoon! Thoroughly clean the pistol and familiarize yourself with it before you go. Shoot it single acton for at least four boxes of ammunition before you attempt to shoot it double-action. This may take quite a bit of work before you become proficient, so prepare to spend a great deal of "trigger time" with the pistol's double-action feature.

    Good shootin'.

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    That's a neat first pistola.. Congrats, and have fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chenemf View Post
    Neat little pistol. Any trouble finding ammo?
    Check out AmmoEngine: 9x18mm Makarov, Instock For Sale Premium & Discount Ammunition, Ammo Deals

    There's a big selection including HP's for the Mak. Hope that helps, and congrats, buddy of mine has one. Good little gun.
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