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Old November 16, 2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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How about a 9mm Makarov for CCW

It just reaches 100fps w/100 gr in a very small package. About 15% better than a .380 and about 80% of a 9mm...

I am considering it for those T-shirt and Shorts days for pocket carry
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Old November 16, 2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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Sure why not? The only down side is that your choice in carry guns is limited, and the choice in ammo can also be kind of limited.
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Old November 16, 2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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Lots of Radom P64 are available. Hornady offers Critical Defense ammo which is reasonably accurate and reliable... 95gr at 950-1000fps... in ballistics gelatin it mushrooms to .500+ so it fits the bottom end of the envelope
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Old November 16, 2013, 06:50 PM   #4
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Makarov (9x18) sits between 380 (9x17) and 9mm Luger (9x19); and people carry 380s. So it seems logical enough to carry to me.
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Old November 16, 2013, 07:11 PM   #5
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While we are on Russian rounds why not carry the 7.62 Tokarev?

You know, just for fun
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Old November 16, 2013, 07:22 PM   #6
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I carry a p-64 whenever possible. great carry option if you don't mind a little weight.
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Old November 16, 2013, 10:21 PM   #7
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I carry several different maks and a p83 on occasion and never feel like I don't have enough gun
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Old November 16, 2013, 10:36 PM   #8
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I carried a Russian Makarov IJ70 for a few years. It's a great gun and a great shooter. I still have it and carry it from time to time loaded with Hornadys.
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Old November 17, 2013, 07:13 AM   #9
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I sometimes carry one of my Bulgarian Makarovs, and feel well armed.
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Old November 17, 2013, 07:39 AM   #10
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Shooting my P64 can be very painful. It kicks pretty hard.

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Old November 17, 2013, 07:58 AM   #11
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I love my CZ82... Have been using it as my permanent car gun for a long time
so it gets occasionally carried playing that role... Very trustworthy gun.
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Old November 21, 2013, 02:54 AM   #12
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My Bulgarian Mak is one of my 3 CC options that I pick from (as well as my CZ75 and my S&W 642). It's perhaps one of the most accurate small guns I have ever shot, even with those tiny little GI sights. I can get the ammo for about $20/50 for brass FMJ, and keep 3 mags loaded with Hornady SD ammo. I currently have it tucked away in the car, since I work in a GFZ
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Old November 21, 2013, 04:20 AM   #13
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9mm Makarov would do just fine for CCW. It's a nice middle ground between .380 and 9mm luger
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Old November 21, 2013, 07:42 AM   #14
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It is one of the only carry guns that I load with FMJ. I think with the Mak, as well as with .380, penetration trumps expansion. I prefer to carry a 1911 but I don't hesitate to carry a Mak and did so for years. The first time I used it to qualify no one could believe the accuracy.
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Old November 28, 2013, 05:33 PM   #15
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I really like my Bulg Mak for carry. For lighter weight clothing I use my P64. Both in OWB as I find IWB uncomfortable. I am looking for a more modern replacement for my P64 carry days, such as Shield or P290 but will keep the Mak
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Old November 28, 2013, 10:11 PM   #16
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How about a 9mm Makarov for CCW

May want to post this in one of the handgun or tactics forums.
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Old November 28, 2013, 11:26 PM   #17
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Check out the Zastava, its 9mm Luger
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Old November 29, 2013, 06:18 AM   #18
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I also carried a P64 for a while and loved it.
Don't forget Underwood offers a "+P" load that pushes a 95gr XTP to 1150 fps (probably from a makarov).

They also offer a 115gr lead RNFP rated at 1000 fps.
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