here is a unpretentious "mini review" of my new "toy", the Rustic Baikal MP-446 "Viking"
straight out of the factory of Izhevsk Mechanical (IzMech more known as Baikal )
it is the civilian version of theMP-443 "Grach" Gun Staffing in the Russian army since 2003 (In fact there is to my knowledge that the Special Force so equipped, the rest of the army merely the stainless Makarov, Makarov's replacement will be a priori theStrizh of the Italo/Russian Company "Arsenal Firearms" (the "creator" of the 1911 "double barrel")
it differs mainly by a polymer frame (metal on the "Grach") and 3 dot white sights (Tritium on the "Grach")
Amateur of beautiful packaging, richly rigged ... Flee!
There, it is lousy, the gun, 2 magazines, a stick ... and that's it, all wrapped in bold paper in a cardboard box
The weapon remains well finished, rough , it is Russian, no fuss, very steep (even new), rough to the touch, the markings are very clean, nice metal finishing parts "matte black", the weapon has a SA / DA action
Here with my 226 to give an idea of the size
the two side
a "rail" (HK Format)
reversible ejection button
Ambidextrous safety: do not allow decoking, when she switched it blocks the trigger, the hammer and the cylinder head
Bolt catch ... of the classic
the hammer is "hidden" by the cylinder head, making the decoking operation not very simple, but good in the long ...
viewed from above, we can see the chambered cartridge indicator
seen with a chambered cartridge
Clear weapon, hammer triggered and safety removed, just remove the slide stop lever, then slide the bolt forward
Very precise, very nice trigger whether in SA or DA, a super grip, comfortable, I am totally in love with this Russian pistol, it's really for me one of the best pistol I've tested ( it's not a discovery I eyeing on it for a while)
I'll have it all mechanized, to soften the function of the pistol and to thin my handling, but there is potential
I look forward waiting for a picatinny adapter and the "LAM-1000" Soviet . that it approaches the configuration used by Vimpel
sorry for the bad translation
now thank you for reading, if you have any other questions and comments, it is your turn