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Additional module for transforming PM into carbine

Izhevsk Mechanical Plant, part of the Kalashnikov concern, presented its novelty at the Moscow international exhibition ARMS & Hunting 2015, which took place in Gostiny Dvor. This is an additional module that allows you to transform a pistol based on the PM (Makarov pistol) into a kind of compact carbine. The system created in Izhevsk makes it possible to reduce the effect of recoil on the results of shooting, to increase the convenience of holding weaponsand also gives the shooter the opportunity to use with the system a mass of useful additional attachments.

The design of the product presented at the exhibition included seats for the installation of the following additional equipment: a tactical flashlight, sighting devices, holding arms, a laser designator, and so on. The total length of the presented module is 600 mm, adjustment of the shoulder rest is up to 40 mm (adjustment is made without the use of special equipment), height is 210 mm, width is 90 mm. At present, the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Izhevsk Mechanical Plant manufactures weapons under the brand name Baikal, a new development of the enterprise is intended primarily for use with air guns based on PM.

The fact that the novelty is made just under the PM does not cause any particular surprise. In the world, the Makarov pistol is often called the “Russian Walter”. This nickname is undoubtedly a compliment to weapons, since "Walter" has always been considered one of the undisputed leaders in the market for pistols. The Makarov pistol created in the USSR was not inferior to him in anything. As a result, over time, the PM was recognized as one of the best pistols of the last century, along with the same "Walter", "Beretta", Browning and other models. Like the Kalashnikov assault rifle, he managed to become a real legend.

Additional module for pistol base PM, photo "Izhevsk Mechanical Plant"

The Makarov pistol was put into service in the 1951 year and is still being produced. It is used in the army and law enforcement. Mass production of the gun was deployed in 1952 year. The undoubted advantages of this weapon include its modest dimensions and weight: the pistol is lighter than the TT on 130 grams (in unloaded form - 0,73 kg, with a full magazine - 0,81 kg). In addition, the gun is constantly ready for use - the weapon is brought to the combat position almost instantly. Some experts even claim that the gun can be carried with a cartridge in the barrel - so PM is safe. The straight grip of this pistol allows you to shoot at a chest target from a distance of up to 15 meters intuitively, ensuring its sure defeat. And at a smaller distance the pistol does not even need to be lifted - the specialist will be able to put all the bullets at the target, even from the hip.

Today, Izhevsk Mechanical Plant produces 8 variants of PM. These are sports-training, sports, signal, service, gas-balloon and traumatic versions of the popular pistol, which has been in service with the army and security forces since 1951. The company from the capital of the Udmurt Republic took a quite logical step by releasing a special additional module for this gun, which easily turns the Makarov pistol into self-loading carbines, which looks like a compact version of an assault rifle or a submachine gun.

In the West, this type of tactical accessory became known as the Pistol to Carbine Conversion Kit (a set for remaking a pistol into a carbine). In the past few years, a similar set of firmly entered the gun fashion. Mainly, at the expense of manufacturers of weapons and tactical accessories from Israel, such as Tactical, CAA, IWI, FAB Defense. Many of the company's employees are former members of the Israel Defense Forces who have direct experience in fighting. For this reason, the allegations that this type of body kit is of little use and is intended only to demonstrate "coolness" should not be taken seriously. Such devices, designed to rework a short-barreled weapon, are also of interest to owners of pneumatics. That is why a number of companies, for example, UMAREX, offers such kits for various replicas of modern combat pistols.

These sets for the transformation of weapons may be particularly interesting in those cases when you need to attach several additional devices to the gun at once, for example, a collimator sight. An ordinary pistol most often has very limited possibilities for mounting such devices, in addition to this, problems with carrying weapons are automatically manifested. The arrow requires a special holster or the possibility of lightning-fast assembly / disassembly of the mounted body kit. At the same time, the gun, converted into a small carbine, immediately removes all the issues, especially in the presence of several Picatinny rail.

Pneumatic replicas PM

On the presented Izhevsk novelty, there are two such strips at once: a long one located on the upper side of the casing and a short one on the lower side. In the sample presented by the Udmurt enterprise, Picatinny’s mounting rails installed the Grip Pod bipod, which increases the comfort of holding the weapon during firing and makes it possible to give the weapon a stable position when firing from a prone position and a mechanical diopter sight similar to that found on American rifles M16A4.

But that's not all. Stability when shooting increases due to the three-row muzzle compensator located in the upper front part of the false holders and adjustable along the length of the plastic stock. And the increase in the mass of the weapon due to the addition of the mass of the transformation module itself and the equipment mounted on it has a positive effect on the shooting results. This is due to the reduction of the tossing of the weapon and the reduction of the recoil acting on the shooter during firing. The stock can be adjusted in length by 40 mm, this action does not require the arrow to have any tool. The set presented does not have any index or name, the manufacturer only noted that it will be sold under the Baikal trademark, price information is also not yet available.

Such an additional module so far is focused only on owners of pneumatic pistols - replicas of the PM, such as MP-654K, UMAREX PM Ultra, UMAREX Makarov, or Gletcher PM, reports the portal Perhaps, in the case of commercial success in the Russian market, in the future we will see similar modules for the MP-655K pistol (a pneumatic clone of the MP-446 Viking, the sports version of the Yarygin army pistol - PJ), and in the case of interest from the military and law enforcement agencies - modules for combat pistols PM and PU. It should be noted that the serial production of pistols PM and its modifications continues at Izhevsk Mechanical Plant. Despite the fact that the Russian army and police are gradually moving from the PM to the Yarygin pistol, the PMM and other models still remain in service and are among the most popular and sought-after samples of short-barreled small arms of Russian production.

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  1. ICT
    ICT 6 November 2015 06: 48
    . Well, on Stechkin, that would be understandable, but on PM a big question is expediency.

    as they say there is something to strive for. oh good Masha but not ours
    1. avt
      avt 6 November 2015 09: 30
      Quote: TIT
      as they say there is something to strive for

      laughing Bred for installers, well, for whom it’s forbidden to have automatic software, it’s these stray people who invent for them. Okay, still a cool Israeli unit to shoot from around the corner, and this is all a bunch of expensive trash. It is simpler and more reliable to have a compact PP in addition to a gun, well, if the machine is burdensome.
    2. Ejik_026
      Ejik_026 6 November 2015 11: 57
      The glory of Glock haunts the campaign :)
      And I agree to the account of APS / APB
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  2. La-5
    La-5 6 November 2015 07: 17
    A useless thing, a certain interest in such an alteration - a "pistol into a carbine" can arise only from civilian users of pistols, of which there are not very many in Russia, and for professionals who own a service pistol, this exotic is not needed.
    1. EGOrkka
      EGOrkka 6 November 2015 08: 29
      and for professionals who own a service gun this exotic nafig is not needed.

      .... I agree completely ... but for the kind of vvurkhu not enough ... a backpack with cartridges ... yes string bags with ... grenades ... laughing
    2. Astrey
      Astrey 6 November 2015 12: 30
      Quote: La-5
      Useless thing

      Do not tell ... The value of the device, in itself, is doubtful. BUT! The throw-in is unambiguous positive. Izhevsk is alive and working! Here is the basic information. And the fact that the module for toys is what marketing wants. Just imagine 2 (TWO!) Picatinny bars, this is what expanse for Moscow office managers - you install a laser pointer and fake - rulez!

      You can lure a cat out from under the sofa with a pointer and shoot him! And from mother-in-law to fight off a fake!

      The thing is absolutely cool and useless - you have to take it!

      And Izhevsk citizens also have money for more topical (or toys) development.
  3. Bayonet
    Bayonet 6 November 2015 07: 52
    Designed for pneumatics, that is, for fun. And on Stechkin, perhaps an interesting thing would have turned out.
  4. SashOK
    SashOK 6 November 2015 08: 30
    Indeed, the appropriateness is doubtful, the scope is quite limited, moreover, a small store will not allow to realize fully increased indicators of convenience and accuracy of shooting. Speaking of accuracy, in my opinion, if there is even minimal play between this device and the gun itself, then in the case of pneumatics it is excusable, but such jokes will not work with combat pm.
  5. MrFYGY
    MrFYGY 6 November 2015 08: 42
    It seems that the only mount is Pribluda to the gun instead of the standard handle. With this, the question arises for which pneumo-PM is suitable because there are ala PMM (654-K20) and PM (654-K32) frameworks.
  6. Tatar-in
    Tatar-in 6 November 2015 08: 59
    If it makes a profit for the company, that’s fine, but the article is minus why go deeper into the firearm, if the thing is directly needed for pneumatics, you had to position it correctly. And so a great lotion for sofa experts shooting at banks
  7. DesToeR
    DesToeR 6 November 2015 09: 23
    Tin, what's going on in the brains of the employees of the marketing department of the Kalashnikov concern ?! Give the same PR campaign to the carpet makers with their AEK. There is a "black hole" on these unique machines on the Internet. Information is scattered bit by bit, and the video can still be counted on the fingers of one hand. But about the AK-12 and its subsequent modifications tons of information. Well, now this is a "miracle" ... Why?
    1. Fibrizio
      Fibrizio 6 November 2015 10: 55
      Why do they need advertising at all? Those who buy weapons for the armies know where and what is produced. And choose a wallet. If you have a budget of $ 100 for an oar, the choice is obvious. If 1500, then you can choose what you like.
    2. Fibrizio
      Fibrizio 6 November 2015 10: 55
      Why do they need advertising at all? Those who buy weapons for the armies know where and what is produced. And choose a wallet. If you have a budget of $ 100 for an oar, the choice is obvious. If 1500, then you can choose what you like.
    3. Droid
      Droid 7 November 2015 00: 55
      Give the same PR company to the Kovrovites with their AEK.

      They have already been promoted, with the Warrior ... And what is their uniqueness?
  8. erased
    erased 6 November 2015 10: 18
    Yes Yes. Cool, interesting, smart. What the hell?
  9. Fibrizio
    Fibrizio 6 November 2015 10: 39
    Such for glocks have been doing for a hundred years. And some people even know how to turn the gun 90 degrees so that they can shoot from around the corner.
    For the civilian market I do not see the point. At the price of plastic, you can buy 3 PM.
  10. brn521
    brn521 6 November 2015 10: 41
    By old standards, a great opportunity for officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs to file kickbacks. Instead of normal PPs, pick up such cheap crap at the price of PP, and scatter the difference in price among themselves, as a bonus for organizational and entrepreneurial abilities. Like now, I don’t know.
    1. I am
      I am 6 November 2015 11: 57
      for brn521. The article was not read at all ?????? This is for pneumatics and airsoft. Beautiful plastic toy. That's all. I have a pneumatic PM. It was such a nozzle for him to buy, I would not. Why if there is a blackbird ???? And PM, he is PM.
      For a thrush, by the way, such devices are VERY much invented)))))))))))))) I even saw a modification of a unit that was entirely worn on the arm with a bunch of balloons hidden inside and 250 balls. One problem, even completely tightened on my arm.
      1. brn521
        brn521 6 November 2015 13: 46
        Quote: I am
        The article was not read at all ?????? This is for pneumatics and airsoft. Beautiful plastic toy.

        On the contrary, I read it well, unlike some. Written in Russian
        in case of interest from the military and law enforcement agencies - modules for combat pistols PM and PY
        And the picture for whom, for the blind hung out? Three-chamber compensator for what? For pneumatics of course, well, well :).
  11. 31rus
    31rus 6 November 2015 11: 47
    Not everything is so simple, there are shops for pm 15 and 20 rounds, you can arm the same PPS officers using one type of PM weapon
    1. marshes
      marshes 6 November 2015 12: 08
      Quote: 31rus
      Not everything is so simple, there are shops for pm 15 and 20 rounds, you can arm the same PPS officers using one type of PM weapon

      It’s better for PPSnikov to arm the PP and leave the reliable PM as a companion’s weapon, all in one caliber.
      Vityaz + PM.Yes and the crew, machine, one smoothbore 12.
      1. would
        would 6 November 2015 18: 55
        and all in one caliber.
        Vityaz + PM.

        The PP "Vityaz" has a different caliber, namely 9x19. So the "Bison" which really has 9x18 is more suitable here.
    2. would
      would 6 November 2015 18: 54
      PPSnikov had a long time ago AKS74U which is even nothing, and if you want you can get it from warehouses and software. I don’t see the point of giving exactly the same PM with a large store and a more comfortable grip, it will never even become a PP anyway.
  12. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 6 November 2015 12: 37
    Something is wrong with the author's brain. "In the world, Makarov's pistol is often called the" Russian Walter "" PM is made on the basis of Walther, this is not a secret. I would like to look at those who abroad and in truth call the PM "Russian Walther", but let's leave these mythical foreign characters on the author's conscience.
    The problem of the PM is not in the design, its "parent" Walther PP has proven itself well and its copies are still being produced, the point is in the not very successful PM ammunition, and nothing can be done about it.
    1. ILDM1986
      ILDM1986 6 November 2015 20: 17
      I would prefer the PM to be called "Russian Glock". and even better if the Glock 17 will be called "Austrian PM" winked
  13. gross kaput
    gross kaput 6 November 2015 12: 47
    In my opinion, in this case, they made a mistake with the resource - such news should be posted on the forums of plinker and airsoft players.
    1. Massik
      Massik 6 November 2015 13: 22
      On the lack of fish ... wassat The sanctions have been imposed for 3 years already, and Kontsiern Kalashnikav continues to rivet products for the American market. It's sad.
  14. would
    would 6 November 2015 16: 27
    The question of the appropriateness of such kits in relation to modern pistols has been, to say the least, for a long time. This is, to put it mildly, a more powerful cartridge (9x18 has long been recognized as insufficient) and completely different modification options, including for installation full longer trunk. A full-fledged software is still, as always, better.

    And for the PM which, to put it mildly, is not ideal, under an outdated and insufficient cartridge, with its short barrel this is simply ridiculous. So really, if you follow the mind, then this is for pneumatics and airsoft.
  15. family tree
    family tree 6 November 2015 16: 52
    Such an additional module so far is focused only on owners of air guns - PM replicas,

    Cho, take it? belay Well, that with people, vodka makes, when without measure and about what
  16. fa2998
    fa2998 6 November 2015 18: 26
    Quote: Astrey
    The thing is absolutely cool and useless

    C A capital letter -Carabiner! What, our PM began to beat even a meter further thanks to this device? PM is superfluous, the main thing is compactness. And it will go to automatic pistols, and it will add mass (extinguish recoil) and the front handle will allow to shoot more closely. hi
    1. would
      would 6 November 2015 18: 52
      Usually, when automatic pistols are added weight and the front handle, it turns out to be quite a PP, or as it has become fashionable to call PDW now.
  17. S-cream
    S-cream 6 November 2015 18: 38
    Um ... does the store also have 8 rounds? And then it makes sense to make a submachine gun from a pistol?
  18. tracer
    tracer 6 November 2015 18: 38
    Quote: fa2998
    and the front handle allows you to shoot more closely.

    When it comes to what is more heap, any alteration will give way to automatic rifles and machine guns. The pistol is compact and quick to fire. All canopies are already "under-automatic with a dead cartridge". A lot of expensive and unnecessary plastic. PM is the pinnacle of the evolution of the free breechblock design and the 9/18 Makarov cartridge. You can ergonomize something separately, increase the clip to the number of anti-aircraft guns. But this will not fundamentally improve the PM. With this cartridge, you need to leave it as it is. And do not "shaggy grandfather."
    Sorry mua..plaisir. I did not notice that this is for the target audience of toy manufacturers ..
  19. delvin-fil
    delvin-fil 6 November 2015 19: 01
    People, I did not see the main thing: What is the mass of this "bloat"? Yes, and with the store, as it were ... Something I have not seen under the "classics" (PM, not PMM) stores for 18 or 30 rounds, and for this Kit'a would not hurt.
  20. Whitesnow
    Whitesnow 6 November 2015 20: 49
    And in the comments a new Pribluda was cheated and PM at the same time. Arrows are bad. From the sofa to the cats.
    Throughout his conscious life he wore a PM with a ninth cartridge in the barrel (and a PMM with a thirteenth). And nothing. And I did not hear that someone had a spontaneous shot.
    Not a powerful enough cartridge? What kind of cartridge should a police pistol have? Have you seen the consequences of being hit by a bullet from a "low-power" pistol? Not in the cinema? I saw the aftermath of being hit in the thigh. The leg had to be amputated. Although the idea was to stop, not kill and maim.
    And returning to the topic of the article: first try. The building would be interesting. There is no better AK in the field.
    1. delvin-fil
      delvin-fil 6 November 2015 20: 57
      first try. The building would be interesting. There is no better AK in the field.

      I agree!
    2. would
      would 6 November 2015 21: 16
      And I did not hear that someone had a spontaneous shot.

      If the pistol is on safety or not "on the alert", then no shot can be fired, regardless of the cartridge in the chamber.

      What kind of cartridge should a police pistol have? Have you seen the consequences of being hit by a bullet from a "low-power" pistol?

      The minimum allowable is 9x19. You saw the consequences of a bullet, only now you are probably not familiar with the purpose of the pistol or the purpose of the pistol cartridge, and there is nothing to talk about science. The primary task of the pistol cartridge is not to inflict any serious damage, but it is guaranteed to stop the target with the inability to perform any active actions. Terminal ballistics clearly says that blunt-pointed, heavy, large bullets should be used for this, which quickly slow down in the tissues and create an extensive temporary pulsating cavity and tissue contusion (I explain it as briefly as possible, simply and generally, this is a whole science). And even with a .45ACP bullet which has an extremely high stopping effect, not everything is so smooth.

      Speaking of damage. Have you seen damage from .22LR (5.6 crayon)? You also know the extremely severe injuries when it enters the bone, but they don’t use it just because of the low stopping effect. No damage will help if the attacker can continue to carry out active actions, shoot and, as a result, kill the military or police. And the distance of using the gun only contributes to this.


      Amputation of the leg when 9x18 hits the thigh is a clear indication of the level of the medical institution in which such "treatment" was carried out.
      1. Whitesnow
        Whitesnow 9 November 2015 19: 12
        The bullet entered the femur, and according to the doctor, it crushed almost fifteen centimeters. Shards of bone radically damaged blood vessels.
  21. Whowhy
    Whowhy 8 November 2015 08: 35
    At the beginning of the 20th century there were many such projects - they tried to make an automatic carbine by combining an automatic pistol and a rifle. And in our time, it's just pampering. lol
  22. 2s1122
    2s1122 9 November 2015 17: 13
    And fight off mother-in-law
    It’s better not to mess with mother-in-law, she may be armed with AK type (cast iron skillet) or SVD type (rolling pin) No.
    MACCABI-TLV 10 November 2015 23: 16
    In CAA Tactical (Israel) back in 2010 released their first RONI

    today already version G2 G3