The Makarov pistol resulted from a design competition for replacing the Tokarev TT-33 semi-automatic pistol and the Nagant M1895 revolver. Nikolai Makarov took up the German wartime Walther “Ultra” design, fundamentally an enlarged Walther PP, utilizing the 9_18mm Makarov cartridge designed by B.V. Semin in 1946. The Makarov pistol was of straight blowback operation, with the 9_18mm Makarov cartridge being the most powerful cartridge it could safely fire.
The KWA MKV is an extremely lightweight, compact sidearm. Featuring full metal construction, working safety, and integrated, fixed iron sights, the KWA MKV is the perfect pistol to fill out any Russian themed load out.
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