KWC Makarov PM 4.5Mm Blowback CO2 Air Gun

Type:  BB Pistol
Manufacturer: 
KWC
Model: Makarov PM
Materials: Mostly Metal
Weight: 1.6 pounds (737 grams)
Barrel: 3 inches, smooth bore
Propulsion: 12 gram CO2
Action: Semi auto, single action only
Ammunition Type: Steel BB's 4.5mm
Ammunition Capacity: 15 rounds
FPS: 303 fps

Trigger Pull: The trigger pull on the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is really nice. It is single action only since it is a blowback pistol that requires racking the slide to chamber the first round. The take-up of the trigger is slight with a crisp light release, the trigger is definitely not going to get in the way of the accuracy of this pistol.

Accuracy: The accuracy and true feet per second performance will be tested when I do my future Field Test Shooting Review shortly (weather permitting).

Build Quality: Excellent, the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol seems to be really well built like the other full blowback KWC BB and Airsoft pistols I have reviewed and shot in the past. The fit and finish is very good but I expect the electromagnetic black coating to wear off in the high spots fairly quickly but this does give the slight worn in real gun look. In terms of quality it looks like KWC may have even gone to extra effort to beef up some of the areas perhaps prone to breakage like the trigger guard since this pistol is made out of Zink based metals rather than hardened steel like you would find in the real firearm.

Realism: I have to say the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is a really nice replica overall, perhaps one of the best considering it has full cycle blowback with an all metal full sized drop out magazine. Sure the Baikal MP-654K takes the cake in terms of realism since it is practically a real Makarov re-chambered to shoot Steel BB's but the MP-654K lacks blowback operation and the ability to fire quickly using a single action trigger. A couple of drawbacks with the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol that are different from the real steel Makarov PM are the thicker trigger guard and butt plate.

Pros:

  • Has full cycle blowback operation.
  • Nice heavy blowback spring makes slide nice and snappy, should have good blowback operation.
  • All metal build.
  • All metal full size drop out magazine that holds the BB’s and CO2.
  • Fully field strip-able.
  • All parts function like a real Makarov.
  • Open ejection port and reassessed barrel.
  • No ugly CO2 tab.
  • Seems to have a really nice single action only trigger.
  • Internal fixed hop-up for improved accuracy and sustained trajectory.

Cons: 

  • Lower fps because of short barrel and presumable heavy blowback operation.
  • Magazine base sticks forward a bit more and is thicker than a real steel Makarov.
  • Trigger guard looks to be thicker than a real steel Makarov.

Comments: The Makarov is one of my favorite pistols, it's a true classic! So the fact that there is yet another Makarov Air pistol on the market is fine with me. And perhaps the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol might just be the best all-around Airgun Makarov hitting all the hot spots us Replica Airgun enthusiasts love... Like full blowback operation, a nice light single action trigger, a full size metal magazine that holds the ammo and the CO2 and of course an all metal build with all those working bits and pieces like you would find on the real steel Makarov PM. But you will have to decide for yourself...

Caliber:4.5 mm (.177 cal)
Action:Semi-Automatic
FPS:350 to 400
Ammo Type:Steel BB
Power Source:Co2
Trigger Action:Double
Gun Blowback:Blowback
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Dec 27, 2015

Amazing replica

So I just got my makarov and was amazed when I picked it up, it feels natural in your hand and the metal body and slide feels so real it disassembles like a real makarov and looks just as cool. My first shots were very accurate but the magazine capacity was a little annoying because of the fact that the magazine release is VERY stiff and a bit difficult to get a grip on, the same goes with the loading spring in the magazine its really tough to load especially in the cold and when pulling it down it ripped my nails to shreds after time those are the only two bad parts about this gun but if you were gloves or something while shooting this gun or even just over time you will get used to it. Overall this gun is amazing and if you are a fan of makarov pistols you will love this gun.
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Nov 09, 2015

Great gun, well build accurate and fun to shoot

Pros:1- it's the most ergonomic Makarov I have ever hold, probably because it isn't 100 scale (the grips are actually 1/4'' or so longer than the real makarov, so more room for the hand, more comfortable.2- 80 good shots per co23- like the Tanfoglio Witness, the blowback stay constant and powerfull until the last 10 shots that drop and stop working (80-90shots rank)4- Recoil spring is kind of TFW with crisp feel when pushing down the slide lock, Schlack sound, not like the Ultra.5- It as approx, 90 -95% of the recoil strenght of the TFW, that is pretty good.6- Works flawlessley until the last round, lock back everytime on the last round.7- it is verry verry accurate for a such short barrel, I did my test at 16 feet 1.125'' group8- Absolutly NO flyers at all when shooting, always group in the same area (+/- 1-1/8'') Sight picture is dead center when aligned both rear and front sight, top of the sight pictures should be positionned in the center of the target that is good, so no need to compensate to the top or to the bottom or left and right.9- feel solid when inserting the mag10-Mag is good weight and all metal11-Legendary efficient piercing KWC mechanism with halen wrench, make a 1/8'' hole in the co2 bottle!!12- NO FREEPLAY AT ALL, ALL FITS VERRY TIGHT, 13- No ugly white markings on the slide14- Verry verry light trigger pull, compareable to the TFWCons:1- not 100% scale (grips are longer than the real one), single action only (the real one is both double and single)2- trigger guard is thicker in the front area, so not like the real one3- Ugly longer plate in the bottom of the mag (cannot be modified until you grind it, the mag is all molded in one piece)4- Grips are a bit thicker when looked from behind, maybe 1/16'' each side.5- Outer barrel is a plastic sleeve over the inner barrel. Overall rating I would rate 8/10, so far so good! verry pleased with it, fun to shoot, looks great, great blowback, dismount easily. lower frame and slide are solid and well manufactured.
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KWC Makarov PM Blowback - Mac 11 M11 - CQBP M45 A1 BB and Airsoft CO2 Pistol Preview

KWC Makarov PM Blowback - Mac 11 M11 - CQBP M45 A1 BB and Airsoft CO2 Pistol Preview

(248 raters) 30560 views - 10/31/2015 11:38:04 PM
Check out the my written Preview for these KWC BB and Airsoft CO2 Pistols:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2015/10/31/kwc-makarov-pm-blowback-mac-m11-cqbp-m45-a1-bb-and-airsoft-c.html

Wow! Some new 4.5mm Steel BB and 6mm Plastic Airsoft guns and they are all brought to us from KWC. I would expect all of them to be available eventually in both 4.5mm Steel BB and 6mm Plastic Airsoft but for now I have the M11 in both Steel BB and Plastic Airsoft and the Makarov PM and CQBP M45 A1 in Steel BB.

This is just my quick preview video so make sure to watch it as I do show you around the guns fairly nicely but you can expect some more upcoming detailed Table Top and Shooting Videos shortly...

Here are some of the basic specifications for each gun...

KWC Mac11 M11 BB/Airsoft NBB Gun:
-Material: Full ABS
-Ammo Capacity: BB 39 Rounds - Airsoft 26 Rounds
-Operated on CO2, Fit on 12g CO2 cartridge
-Recoil: Non-Blowback
-Energy 2.5 Joules
-Velocity: BB 394 fps/ 120 m/s - Airsoft 499 fps/ 152 m/s
-Ammo: Steel BB or Airsoft
-Safety: Manual
-Fixed: Hop Up
BUY BB Version Now in Canada: https://www.replicaairguns.ca/kwc-mac11-m11-bb-nbb-gun
BUY Airsoft Version Now in Canada: https://www.replicaairguns.ca/kwc-mac11-m11-airsoft-nbb-gun

KWC CQBP M45 A1 BB NBB Pistol with Metal Slide:
-Material: Metal & ABS
-BB Capacity: 21 Rounds
-Operated on CO2 in full size metal magazine
-Recoil: Non-Blowback
-Energy 2.5 Joules
-Velocity: BB 394 fps/ 120 m/s
-Ammo: Steel BB
-Safety: Manual
BUY BB Version Now in Canada: https://www.replicaairguns.ca/kwc-m45-ai-non-blowback-4-5mm-steel-bb-pistol

KWC Makarov PM All Metal Blowback:
-Material: Full Metal
-BB Capacity: 15 Rounds
-Operated on CO2 in full size metal magazine
-Recoil: Blowback
-Velocity: BB 303 fps/ 992 m/s
-Ammo: Steel BB
-Safety: Manual
-Fixed: Hop Up
BUY Now in Canada: https://www.replicaairguns.ca/kwc-makarov-pm-45mm-blowback-co2-air-gun
KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

(200 raters) 38606 views - 11/5/2015 7:13:23 AM
Check out the my written Table Top Review for the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2015/11/4/kwc-makarov-pm-co2-blowback-bb-pistol-table-top-review.html

-Type: BB air pistol.
-Manufacturer: KWC.
-Model: Makarov PM.
-Materials: Mostly Metal.
-Weight: 1.6 pounds (737 grams).
-Barrel: 3 inches, smooth bore.
-Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
-Action: Semi auto, single action only.
-Ammunition Type: Steel BB's 4.5mm.
-Ammunition Capacity: 15 rounds.
-FPS: 303 fps/ 92 m/s.
-Available from: www.ReplicaAirguns.ca

This video is a walkthrough review of the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol. I show you around the All Metal KWC Makarov PM blowback BB pistol close up and talk about its specifications and features. I even do a Filed Strip for you.

The Makarov is one of my favorite pistols, it's a true classic! So the fact that there is yet another Makarov Air pistol on the market is fine with me. And perhaps the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol might just be the best all around Airgun Makarov hitting all the hot spots us Replica Airgun enthusiasts love... Like full blowback operation, a nice light single action trigger, a full size metal magazine that holds the ammo and the CO2 and of course an all metal build with all those working bits and pieces like you would find on the real steel Makarov PM. But you will have to decide for yourself...


Buy the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol from the Canada Replica Airguns Store:
https://www.replicaairguns.ca/kwc-makarov-pm-45mm-blowback-co2-air-gun

Check out my full Table Top Review along with additional photos on my website at:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2015/11/4/kwc-makarov-pm-co2-blowback-bb-pistol-table-top-review.html
KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Field Test Review

KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Field Test Review

(192 raters) 25281 views - 12/5/2015 3:33:42 AM
Check out the my written Table Top Review for the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2015/11/4/kwc-makarov-pm-co2-blowback-bb-pistol-table-top-review.html

-Type: BB air pistol.
-Manufacturer: KWC.
-Model: Makarov PM.
-Materials: Mostly Metal.
-Weight: 1.6 pounds (737 grams).
-Barrel: 3 inches, smooth bore.
-Propulsion: CO2 x 1.
-Action: Semi auto, single action only.
-Ammunition Type: Steel BB's 4.5mm.
-Ammunition Capacity: 15 rounds.
-FPS: 303 fps/ 92 m/s.
-Available from: www.ReplicaAirguns.ca

This Video review focuses on the shooting performance of the KWC Makarov PM BB Pistol. I test it out to see what kind of velocity it can achieve and I also perform an accuracy test to see what kind of grouping I can get from 30 feet back on a paper target.

Read the rest of my Written Field Test Shooting Review:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2015/12/4/kwc-makarov-pm-co2-blowback-bb-pistol-field-test-review.html

Buy the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol from the Canada Replica Airguns Store:
https://www.replicaairguns.ca/kwc-makarov-pm-45mm-blowback-co2-air-gun

Check out my full Table Top Review along with additional photos on my website at:
http://www.replicaairguns.com/posts/2015/11/4/kwc-makarov-pm-co2-blowback-bb-pistol-table-top-review.html

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