The Makarov Pistol, or PM (Pistolet Makarova, Russian: Пистолет Макарова) is a semiautomatic pistol. It was the Close-Range weapon of the Spetsnaz.
Weight: 730 g (22 oz)
Length: 161.5 mm (6.34 in)
Barrel Length: 93.5 mm (3.83 in)
Cartridge: 9x18mm Makarov
Muzzle Velocity: 315 m/s
Effective Range: 50 m
Feed System: 8-round detachable box magazine
Sights: Blade front, notch rear
The Makarov PM has been the official sidearm of the Soviet armed forces from 1951 to the break up of the Soviet Union, and is still used by the Russian armed forces.
In Green Beret vs Spetsnaz
Both pistols were shot at targets while navigating a specially designed target course using a night vision device. The Spetsnaz was able to eliminate all three targets without causing friendly casualties. While the Green Beret was able to navigate the same course in less time (completing the course five seconds sooner than the Spetsnaz) and also without friendly casualties, the Green Beret was only able to kill one target, leaving one target able to fight back in wounded condition and the final target nearly unscathed. The Makarov won due to its shooter's skill despite having a smaller magazine.
This pistol was pitted against the I.R.A.'s Webley Revolver. Despite the Webley being a more powerful pistol, the Makarov was given the advantage due to the pistol carrying more ammo than the six bullets in the Webley and can be reloaded faster.