Do you ever research which guns are most prevalent in the foreign destination to which you are traveling?
I do and I think it’s very important. If you need a gun in a foreign country, it may not be the same gun you are used to carrying and shooting at home. It’s best to have a broad knowledge of how different guns work.
My friends at The Firearms Blog are committed to providing some of the information you may need. Check out the link below:
This is just one installment into TFB’s excellent video series covering the field stripping of uncommon guns.
Why would anyone need to know how to shoot a Makarov?
You should understand it because the Makarov is still commonly carried by cops and soldiers in Eastern Europe, China, Cuba, and many of the former Soviet Bloc countries. If you are visiting one of these areas, taking the time to watch a short video like this is a cheap insurance policy.
And for what it’s worth with regards to the Makarov, they will generally shoot (but not reliably feed).380 acp cartridges. If you can’t find that oddball military 9 x 18 mm ammunition, keep that little bit of knowledge in the back of your mind.