Frequent question: Can you shoot 9mm Makarov in a 9mm?

No you cannot and should not try. 9×19, which is also called 9 mm Luger and 9mm parabellum has a considerably higher chamber pressure than 9×18, usually used in the Eastern Bloc Makarov pistol or the guns made in the similar 9×18 Ultra round.

Can you fire 9×18 in a 9mm?

The 9×18 will not chamber in the 9mm pistol. It will only go about half way into a 9mm chamber. The 9×18 is a straight wall case that ends in a . 364 diameter bullet.

Is 9mm Makarov the same as 9mm?

The Makarov case is fairly steeply tapered, The Luger case very little. The bullets are actually not the same diameter; although nominally “9mm”, the Mak bullet is actually 9.27 mm, the Parabellum is 9.01 mm.

What caliber is 9mm Makarov?

Makarov pistol
Barrel length 93.5 mm (3.68 in)
Width 29.4 mm (1.16 in)
Cartridge 9×18mm Makarov .380 Auto
Action Blowback

What gun uses 9mm Makarov?

Shown with its original military holster, the Czech CZ 82 is the most advanced of all of the Soviet Bloc 9mm Makarov caliber pistols made during the Cold War. With an ambidextrous safety and magazine catch, and a 12-shot staggered magazine, it is the most highly sought after of all pistols of like caliber.

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Is a Makarov a good CCW?

The double-action trigger is no picnic, but Makarov pistols are known for being rugged, reliable, accurate enough for government work and easy to pack in the bargain. It does make a good CCW gun. … It’s actually one of the most popular Soviet surplus guns for concealed carry for these reasons, so it’s not a bad pick.

What is the difference between a 9mm and a 9×19?

Yes, 9mm ammo is the same as ammo designated 9x19mm. 9×19 may be the most straight-forward name for the cartridge. The “9” simply notes the diameter of the bullet, which is 9.01 millimeters. The “19” designates the length of the case, which is 19.15mm.

What gun shoots 9×18 ammo?

The FORT 12 is a current production 9×18 Makarov caliber handgun. The Polish P-83 “Wanad” is still current production. Of course the CZ-83 is available in 9×18 Makarov but is commonly sold as . 380ACP in the U.S.

Why are Makarovs so expensive?

Supply of Russian military Maks is low so they are going to command a higher price. Supplies of EG Maks is limited, not as low as Russian, so they will not command a price as high. The Maks are appealing to collectors as well as shooters so demand is higher than normal.

What is the difference between 9mm NATO and 9mm Luger?

9mm NATO rounds have higher pressures than standard 9mm Luger rounds. To make a comparison, a 9mm NATO round would be like a 9mm +P round in terms of pressure. That’s the biggest difference. 9mm NATO is a bit spicier than 9mm Luger.

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Is Makarov 9mm a good gun?

Makarov Build

By incorporating as few components as possible and sticking with highly-durable steel, the Makarov pistol is actually a pretty solid handgun. Furthermore, because they wanted to create an effective sidearm that was both concealable and compact, the PM uses a unique caliber, but more on that later.

What is the best Makarov pistol?

The “Best” Makarov is probably the East German as fit and finish is excellent, however, they are all good. The Bulgarians are the best deals right now and offer very good fit, finish and excellent reliability and good accuracy. They are the “best” balance of price and quality out there.

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