Makarov PM (Pistolet Makarova)

Silhouette (Visual identification)

Makarov PM
Category Self-Loading Pistols & Revolvers
Operating System Blowback operated, double action
Cartridge
Length 161 mm
Feeding Box magazine

The PM has a free-floating firing pin, with no firing pin spring or firing pin block. This allows for the possibility of accidentally firing if the pistol is dropped on its muzzle. It is a simple and sound design, which is considered to be one of the best compact self-defense pistols of its time. While not extremely accurate and lethal at ranges beyond 15-20 meters, it is still a formidable and reliable self-defense weapon. In the former Yugoslavia, the Makarov was produced under license as a commercial export-only version also in caliber 9x17mm (.380 ACP) and 7.65x17mm.

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The Makarov PM (Pistolet Makarova) is found in 61 countries

This map is a reflection of data on global distribution and production provided primarily by the BwVC. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.


Global distribution list

The data on global distribution and production is provided primarily by the BwVC, but also from national and regional focal points on SALW control; data published by think tanks, international organizations and experts; and/or data provided by individual researchers on SALW. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.

Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Afghanistan (AFG)
U
Albania (ALB)
U
Angola (AGO)
U
Armenia (ARM)
O
G
Azerbaijan (AZE)
O
U
Belarus (BLR)
O
U
U
Bulgaria (BGR)
O
U
Cambodia (KHM)
U
China (CHN)
O
G
Congo (COG)
U
Croatia (HRV)
U
Cuba (CUB)
U
G
U
Eritrea (ERI)
U
Estonia (EST)
U
Ethiopia (ETH)
U
U
Georgia (GEO)
O
U
Germany (DEU)
G
Guinea (GIN)
U
U
Hungary (HUN)
U
Indonesia (IDN)
U
Iraq (IRQ)
U
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
U
Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)
O
U
Laos (LAO)
U
Latvia (LVA)
U
Libya (LBY)
U
Lithuania (LTU)
U
Madagascar (MDG)
U
Malawi (MWI)
U
Malta (MLT)
U
Mauritania (MRT)
U
Moldova (MDA)
G
Mongolia (MNG)
U
Montenegro (MNE)
U
Mozambique (MOZ)
U
New Zealand (NZL)
G
Nicaragua (NIC)
U
North Korea (PRK)
U
Poland (POL)
U
Romania (ROU)
U
Russia (RUS)
O
U
Serbia (SRB)
U
Sierra Leone (SLE)
U
Slovakia (SVK)
G
Slovenia (SVN)
U
Somalia (SOM)
G
N
South Africa (ZAF)
U
Sri Lanka (LKA)
U
Syria (SYR)
U
Tajikistan (TJK)
O
U
Turkmenistan (TKM)
O
U
Uganda (UGA)
U
Ukraine (UKR)
O
U
Uzbekistan (UZB)
O
U
Vietnam (VNM)
U
Zambia (ZMB)
U

Visual identification (Silhouette)

Makarov PM (5)