KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol

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Type: BB Pistol
Manufacturer:
KWC
Model: Makarov PM Blowback
Materials: Metal with ABS plastic grips
Weight: 1.6 lb (737 g)
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
FPS: 303

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.

Pros:

  • Full cycle blowback operation
  • Nice heavy blowback spring makes slide nice and snappy
  • Full metal build
  • All metal full size drop out magazine that holds the BBs and CO2
  • Fully field strippable
  • All parts function like a real Makarov
  • Open ejection port and reassessed barrel
  • No ugly CO2 tab
  • Crisp and light single-action trigger
  • Internal fixed hop-up for improved accuracy and sustained trajectory

Cons:

  • Lower FPS due to short barrel and blowback operation
  • Magazine base is thicker and sticks out forward more than a real steel Makarov
  • Trigger guard looks to be thicker than on actual gun

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 loveā€”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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SpecificationValue
Caliber:4.5 mm (.177 cal)
Action:Semi-Automatic
FPS:350 to 400
Ammo Type:Steel BB
Power Source:Co2
Trigger Action:Single
Body Type:Makarov
Blowback Action:Blowback
GunFrontSight:Blade
GunRearSight:Fixed
Material:Full Metal
Barrel Length:7.6 cm (3 inch)
Magazine Capacity:15
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Full metal construction with plastic grips feels hefty in the hand. The magazine is a real pain to load. There is no catch to keep the spring follower open. You have to hold it down with a fingernail while you load the bbs. And the notch to grab the follower with your fingernail is tiny and hard to grasp. A very poorly designed loading system. The gun I received is extremely picky with the ammo that will work with it. I first tried Daisy Premium grade, zinc coated, ultra smooth bbs. These did not work at all. A bb would jam in the barrel every few shots. I had to stick a plastic rod down the barrel to get them out. There were constant double feeds as well. I thought the gun was defective. Then I tried the bbs that came with the gun and they worked well. No jams, but an occasional double feed. After that I tried Avanti Precision ground shot. These worked perfectly. So if your gun is like mine you might need to buy the expensive Avanti bbs for it. I didn't try any other bbs though. I get about 4 mags out of one CO2 cartridge. Accuracy is just average. My $20 airsoft pistol shoots as accurately as this gun. So don't expect much. The blowback is nice and the gun feels good in the hand. It looks nice and disregarding accuracy is fun to shoot with the correct ammo. I mainly bought it because I wanted a replica of a Russian Makarov. If you want an accurate pistol to practice with, I would choose something else.
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KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Table Top Review

(359 raters) 66846 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 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

(379 raters) 48032 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 Field Test Review

KWC Makarov PM CO2 Blowback BB Pistol Field Test Review

(291 raters) 41584 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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