I am a bit of a Makarovnik-I have a safe full of firearms but a Russian IJ-70 was my first carry piece. These Bulgarian Makarovs are probably the last TRUE Makarovs we will see imported ever. Please remember true Makarovs only came from Russia, China, Bulgaria and East Germany (there are a few commercial examples made in early unified Germany as well although very rare). I have purchased two of these and love both of them. They both seem to feed the steel cased ammo better than my Russian. The fit and finish is not a reason to buy these guns, because it does suck. These guns are however 1) built like Russian tanks 2) very reliable 3) very simple-only like 27 parts total 4) a way better carry option than any other pistol at 278 bucks. Maks are not for everyone but anyone who appreciates Soviet simplicity is sure to be a new disciple in the church of Makarov-go ahead Makarov my day!
Big Timmy from