Makarov semi-auto PMM (9x18)
177, lead BBs, 13-shot magazine
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB: Gamo .177 Round lead balls
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
steel, blued, rubber
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled: 3.8, steel, yes
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable: >12 (DA), 7.3 (SA), no
Velocity (fps): 380
Sound Level (dB):
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in):
Manufactured Dates: 1996 -
present (U.S. importation
stopped in 2001)
90%, yes, yes
This pistol is manufactured in Russia from the same blank as the Makarov firearm.
The Makarov has been the standard military/police sidearm in
Russia (and the former Soviet Union) since the 1950's. It is
manufactured in Russia, Bulgaria, China, and Germany. The BATFE
stopped importation of the air pistol in 2001 because of concern it could be
converted to use .22 cal rimfire ammunition (conversion kits
were supposedly available over the Internet). Because the pistol was
made from firearm parts, BATFE required that the end of the
barrel be painted orange. Interestingly, the 9 mm firearm is
still imported to the U.S. but the CO2
airgun is not. While the airgun shoots BBs, its barrel
is rifled so only lead BBs should be used. Gamo round balls work
well, but you must carefully select ones that fit easily into
the magazine. This gun has a very heavy DA and SA trigger and
the safety is difficult to engage and disengage. However, it is
very "pointable" and fun to shoot as a plinker but not very good
for target shooting. It makes an excellent "trainer" for those
who own the corresponding firearm.
Pyramyd Air Report on the Makarov MP654K.
Makarov Web site with information on the Baikal MP-654K.
Airguns That Look Like Firearms by Tom Gaylord.
Baikal MP-654K Web Page
Measurements were made on
7/16/06 at a temperature of 83 ºF and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired
from a bench rest at 15' using Gamo lead roundballs (8.0 gr).
The highest velocity measured was 390 fps, the lowest was 340 fps
(average of the 10-shot string was 367 fps). A seven shot string
shot with open sights grouped at 1.07". Click the thumbnail below to see a
here for a description of the measurement methods.