|Full name||Pistolet Makarova|
|Country of origin||Soviet Union|
|Manufacturer||Izhevsk Mechanical Plant, Ernst Thaelmann, Arsenal AD, Norinco|
|Faction||Griffin & Kryuger|
|Voice actor||Uesaka Sumire|
|Artist||河马 (Original Artist);|
豆芽 (Digimind Upgrade, A Certain Unscientific Sunflower)
|Released on||CN (马卡洛夫), TW (馬卡洛夫), KR (마카로프), EN, JP (マカロフ)|
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How to obtain
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DROP Can be obtained from many battle stages from Chapter 2-5 onward.
REWARD Not obtained as a reward
Stats / Data
The Makarov pistol or PM (Russian: Пистолет Макарова, Pistolet Makarova, literally Makarov's Pistol) is a Russian semi-automatic pistol chambered for the 9x18mm cartridge. Under the project leadership of Nikolay Fyodorovich Makarov, it became the Soviet Union's standard military and police sidearm from 1951 to 1991.
Following the conclusion of World War 2 and the adoption of the Kalashnikov automatic rifle, the Soviet Union once again began looking into replacements for the Tokarev TT-33 semi-automatic pistol and the aging M1895 Nagant revolver. The Tokarev pistol had several design flaws that made it a less than ideal service pistol: it was heavy, bulky, and lacked critical features like a safety. So, in late 1945, two separate contests for a new service pistol were created, respectively for a 7.62mm and 9mm pistol. It was later judged that the new 9.2×18mm cartridge, designed by B. V. Semin, was the best round for the new handgun's intended role. The lower pressures of the cartridge allowed practical straight blowback operation (reducing the cost and complexity of the weapon), while retaining low recoil and good stopping power.
Trials for a new handgun were conducted shortly after. Evaluators placed heavy emphasis on factors like safety, user-friendliness, accuracy, weight, dimensions, and cost. A design by Nikolay Makarov, influenced by the German Walther PP, caught the eyes of judges. In comparison to the other designs at the trial, the Makarov pistol was simple in both design and manufacture, tough, and reliable. During a series of trials in April of 1948, Makarov's pistol experienced 20 times fewer malfunctions than competing designs by Baryshev and Sevryugin, all while using vastly fewer parts. The pistol was therefore selected in 1949, and received further development and optimization for mass production. After many major design changes and tweaks, the gun was formally adopted as the "9mm Pistolet Makarova", or "PM" in December 1951.
The Makarov utilizes a simple straight-blowback action. In blowback designs, the only force holding the slide closed is that of the recoil spring. Upon firing, the barrel and slide do not have to unlock, as do pistols with a locked-breech design. Blowback designs are simple and more accurate than designs using a recoiling, tilting, or articulated barrel, but they are limited practically by the weight of the slide. The PM is heavy for its size by modern US commercial handgun standards, largely because in a blowback pistol, the heavy slide provides greater inertia to delay opening of the breech until internal pressures have fallen to a safe level. Other, more powerful cartridges have been used in blowback pistol designs, but the Makarov is widely regarded as particularly well balanced in its design elements. This is part thanks to its 9x18mm cartridge, which produces a respectable level of energy for a 9mm pistol caliber cartridge.
The general layout and field-strip procedure of the Makarov pistol is similar to that of the Walther PP, however Makarov and his team drastically simplified the construction of the pistol, improving reliability and reducing the part count to an astonishing 27 (not including the magazine). This allowed considerable ease of manufacture and servicing. All of the individual parts of the PM have been optimized for mass production, robustness, and interchangeability, partially thanks to captured German tooling, technology, and machinery.
As the standard-issue sidearm of the USSR, the Makarov was issued to NCOs, police, special forces, and tank and air crews. It remained in wide front-line service with Soviet military and police until and beyond the end of the USSR in 1991. Variants of the pistol remain in production in Russia, China, and Bulgaria. In the U.S., surplus Soviet and East German military Makarovs are listed as eligible 'curio and relic' items by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, because the countries of manufacture, the USSR and the GDR, no longer exist.
In 2003, the Makarov PM was formally replaced by the MP-443 Grach pistol in Russian service, although as of 2016 large numbers of Makarov pistols are still in Russian military and police service. The PM also remains the service pistol of many Eastern European and former Soviet republics, and is still the standard-issue sidearm of North Korean and Vietnamese officers.
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- The Pistolet Beshumnyy (PB) was based on the Makarov pistol, and featured an integral suppressor. It was only used by the KGB and other Soviet clandestine organisations.
- The name of Makarov's wedding dress skin appears to reference the anime 'A Certain Scientific Railgun'. The reason for this is unclear.
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