The Makarov Pistol is one of the Weapons available in Squad. The Makarov is adopted as the standard military sidearm for the Soviet Army from 1951 to 1991 and the Russian Ground Forces (RGF) from 1991 to 2003, when it got replaced by the MP-443 Grach.
General Information[edit | edit source]
The Makarov Pistol is a semi-automatic blowback action pistol. It is designed by Nikolay Makarov in 1948 and adopted by the Soviet Army in 1951 to replace the outdated Tokarev TT-33 pistol and the Nagant M1895 revolver as the standard sidearm for both the police and the military of the Soviet Union. The Makarov pistol is still in use after the Soviet Army dissolved in 1991 and became the RGF's standard sidearm and as well as the Russian police's standard sidearm. The Makarov pistol ended its military service of the RGF in 2003 when it got replaced by the newer MP-443 Grach. However, the Makarov is still used as the standard police sidearm of the Russian Federation today as well as the standard sidearm of police and military forces of countries with ties to the Soviet Union.
The Makarov pistol is based out of the German Walther PP pistol. The Makarov has an extremely simple design with a part count of 27, making it easier to manufacture and use. Some features the Makarov pistol has are a chrome-lined, 4-groove, 9.27mm caliber barrel wrapped in 7kg recoil springs, reinforced wraparound bakelite or plastic grip, a mainspring, and a sear spring. Despite the Makarov Pistol having a free-floating triangular firing pin with no firing pin spring or firing pin block, the pistol has excellent security against accidental discharge. The Makarov Pistol has a double fire/single fire trigger mechanism and uses the 9x18mm Makarov cartridges.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
- The Makarov Pistol's box magazine has 8 rounds.
- Can be fired only on semi-automatic.
- The Makarov Pistol is used by all rebel factions: the Insurgents and Irregular Militia.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Makarov Pistol is also known by its abbreviation, PM. PM stands for Pistolet Makarova (Пистолет Макарова) which means in English from Russian, "Makarov's pistol".