Type: BB Pistol
Model: Makarov PM Blowback
Materials: Metal with ABS plastic grips
Weight: 737 g (1.6 lbs)
Barrel: 76.2 mm (3 in), smoothbore
Power Source: 12 g CO2 x 1
Action: Semi-Automatic, single-action only
Ammo Type: 4.5 mm steel BBs
Ammo Capacity: 15 rounds
Trigger Pull: Really nice. It is single-action only since it requires racking the slide to chamber the first round. The take-up 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: I found the pistol shot low at 30 feet, about 4 inches low. There is a preset built-in hop-up system that gives the BB backspin. The backspin will give the BB a bit of lift as it travels, so at longer ranges the BB may make up some of the distance. There were a few stragglers that shot a bit low, making the grouping just over 2 inches. There was a clearly defined tighter sub group that was about 1.75 inches in diameter. Overall, shot placement was low but pretty good side to side.
Build Quality: Excellent. The pistol is 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. This does give the slight worn-in real gun look, however. In terms of quality, KWC may have even beefed up some of the areas prone to breakage like the trigger guard since this pistol is made out of Zink-based metals rather than the hardened steel in the real firearm.
Realism: I have to say the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is a really nice replica overall. It is perhaps one of the best considering it has full cycle blowback with an all metal full sized drop out magazine. A couple of drawbacks with the pistol that are different from the real steel Makarov PM are the thicker trigger guard and butt plate.
Comments: The Makarov is one of my favorite pistols, a true classic! So the fact that there is yet another Makarov air pistol on the market is fine with me. This particular one might just be the best all-around Makarov airgun that hits all the 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 an all metal build with all those working bits and pieces like you would find on the real steel Makarov PM. I would have to say the KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is one of my favourite overall Makarov airgun replicas since it pretty much has everything going for it.
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|Caliber:||4.5 mm (.177 cal)|
|FPS:||350 to 400|
|Ammo Type:||Steel BB|
|Primary Material:||Full Metal|
|Barrel Length:||7.6 cm (3 inch)|
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My first test, the velocity test I performed using my Chronograph shooting 5.1 grain RWS steel BB's with a fresh CO2 cartridge. The fps ranged from 246 to 274 fps with an average 5 shot reading of 257 feet per second. Keep in mind it was a pretty cold day, even my pool was frozen over. I did keep the KWC Makarov PM inside right up till the time of testing and even left the magazine in my pocket till right before I tested it out. The fps was rather low but I would expect to hit closer to 300 on a warmer summer day. The KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol is a full functioning full blowback pistol with a short barrel so I was not expecting super high fps from it. Read full article here: https://www.replicaairguns.com/2015/12/4/kwc-makarov-pm-co2-blowback-bb-pistol-field-test-review.html Buy the KWC Blowback Makarov PM in Canada: https://www.replicaairguns.ca/kwc-makarov-pm-45mm-blowback-co2-air-gun
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. 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... Read full article here: https://www.replicaairguns.com/2015/11/4/kwc-makarov Buy the KWC Blowback Makarov PM in Canada: https://www.replicaairguns.ca/kwc-makarov-pm-45mm-blowback-co2-air-gun