World renown as the best pistol of 20th century on a level with "Browning", "Beretta" and "Astra Constable".
Within 45 years large-scale produced at the IMZ. Basic model for a line of pistols - pistols for a service use, gas pistols,
Wide range of application: from army and law enforcement or security agencies to sporting & plinking
use. Nowadays the MP is the-world-only pistol able to succeed in combined tests where the strong dust conditions are alternating
with a rain, worn out parts and dust again.
Principle of operation based on using a slide recoil energy. Inertial locking system, exposed hammer DA trigger
action. Non-automatic safety, if engaged, blocks a firing pin & slide and decocks the hammer.
Particular features: slide release lever located on LH frame side, lever gets efficient in an upward move,
magazine release on the handle top.
In 1997 a new "Cartridge-Makarov Pistol" package appears, where the PBM 9x18 round applies with a higher
armor piercing effect. Technical level of the package complies with all up-to-date requirements.