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Old November 27, 2012, 04:43 PM   #95
Slamfire
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I keep wondering how a Makarov pistol manages to get by with not only not only no firing pin safety but no firing pin spring either.
Don’t have one, but the Russians managed slamfires through primer insensitivity. That is one reason why people complain all the time about misfires with Russian ammunition and primers. It takes a stout ignition system to fire them off and many Western designs have wussy ignition systems and wussy American primers are often too sensitive to use in Russian military weapons.

I am quite certain the occasional Soviet was shot when he chambered a round with a sensitive primer in a Makarov.

The Soviets had a different attitude towards safety.
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