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Makarov PM Pistom

Soviet 9mm pistol

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Specifications
aa.Weapon9-mm Pistol, PM
abDescriptionRussian semi-automatic pistol which became the Soviet Union's standard military and police side arm in 1951
ac.TypeSemi-automatic pistol
ad.Calibre9 x 18mm
ae.Overall Length161.5 mm (6.36 in)
af.Overall Width 
ag.OverallHeight 
ah.Crew 
ai.Country of OriginSoviet Union
aj.Ammunition9x18mm Makarov; .380 Auto
ak.Effective Range (HE)50 m (55 yd)
al.Muzzle Velocity (HE)315 m/s (1,030 ft/s)
ba.Feed Mechanism8-round detachable box magazine (10- and 12-round available on the PMM)
bbTraverse 
bc.Elevation 
bd.Rate of Fire 
be.SightsBlade front, notch rear (drift adjustable)
bf.Muzzle Energy 
bg.Barrel Length93.5 mm (3.68 in)
bh.Weight of Barrel 
bi.Rifling 
bj.OperationBlowback
bk.Recoil 
bl.Firing Support Base 
bm.Breech 
cj.DesignerNikolay Makarov
ckDesigned1948
cl.ManufacturerIzhevsk Mechanical Plant (1949-2013) / Kalashnikov Concern (2013-present) (USSR/Russia), Ernst Thaelmann (Germany), Arsenal AD (Bulgaria), Norinco (China), Factory 626 (China)
cm.Produced 1949-present
cn.VariantsThe PMM was a redesign of the original gun; The PB was a silenced version of the Makarov pistol, developed for use by reconnaissance groups and the KGB
co.In Service1951-present
cp.ProliferationWidespread
 
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