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9x18 makarov

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There are a bunch of different 9mm cartridges, and even more than one 9x18, so be sure to get 9x18 Makarov. And be prepared to pay a bit. The cheapest I've seen lately is around 50 cents per round, and I'd consider that a good price in today's market.
 
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Yup, 9x18mm Makarov (pronounced Ma-KAR-ov). You can shorten 9x19 Luger/Parabellum 1mm and expand (the 9x18 is .366", the 9x19 is .356") but be careful you don't try to run your 9x18 your 9x19! I like scrubbing the 9x19 and/or punching "18" over the "Luger", AND color-coding them with a magic marker. You can easily home "anodize" your brass different colors too. Trust me, going to a match and pulling out the wrong ammo is not that funny. In real life it can be fatal.
 

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I've had this pistol before. Nice little Walther PP knock off. Used to be able to get them through the old Shotgun News for $119 or so about 20 years ago. Still see them in the pawn shops occasionally. They also came in .32 ACP which I have seen, and .380 which I have not.
 

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I've seen them in 380 .they were made for export to sale to civilians . or the few ive seen were.
 

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I have fired a few Russian and East German Makarovs, and had one that I sold to a buddy years ago. None of the ones I handled were great shooters IMO, but they worked as designed and served their respective countries well enough. This website has a lot of useful information on Maks of all kinds.

The Hungarians started out copying Walther pistols back in the 40s, and the FEG PA-63 was a solid pistol. I assume you have the military version, which has an aluminum frame and a black slide. You can download a pdf of the owner's manual here.

As for ammo - I remember Buffalo Bore used to make a 95gr HP round that was great, and of course there's S&B, Fiocchi, and (I think) Underwood. You just have to hunt around to find it. Have fun with your gun!
 
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There are a bunch of different 9mm cartridges, and even more than one 9x18, so be sure to get 9x18 Makarov. And be prepared to pay a bit. The cheapest I've seen lately is around 50 cents per round, and I'd consider that a good price in today's market.
 
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I have a CZ82 that I carry ever now and then in my coat. I can get Hornady 95 grain HP's for $15.99 for 25. I also have several boxes of American Eagle 50 count that I paid $20 for.
 
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