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Makarov PM

The Makarov PM is a moderately powerful pistol, as well as one of the quietest unsilenced weapons in the game. Despite having moderate damage for a pistol, compared to rifles, it is quite weak, requiring three body shots to kill a zombie. With only 8 rounds per magazine, it becomes important to go for headshots whenever possible.

In residential buildings, as well as supermarkets, Makarovs are the most common weapon spawn. Makarov Mag. are among the most common ammo available; they can spawn anywhere but helicopter crashes, and can also drop from some zombies.

Prior to the release of version 1.7.1, players would spawn with a Makarov PM and 6 magazines, providing substantial firepower immediately upon spawning. After 1.7.1, players began spawning without any weapons, and Makarovs were added to the loot tables as a normal weapon.

By Delonge on 2012/07/07 at 10:43am

Commonly referred as the "Makaroni"

By Kreatoss on 2013/03/19 at 10:31am

@LivingPixel Took out an entire chopper squad of 3 with this thing, all military geared. ( You're welcome.

Special forces here I come. (I'll just assume this counts)

By Kuxe on 2012/07/12 at 10:38am

Extremely easy to find ammo. Body 3-4, Head 1. For extra efficient use of this gun you should run into a building, preferably with a narrow space where you easily line up zombies, and aim for the head. Zombies inside building are forced to walk so aiming for a headshot won't be to difficult, especially if the zombies are walking in a line (if you miss the first zombie in the line, you will surely headshot a zombie behind).

By zippy1 on 2012/12/15 at 3:06am

Here is how I kill players with one clip of this thing. 1) Shoot 1 clip into their body. They should pass out. 2) Drag their body until they die of blood. A fun bonus step: Laugh in direct chat.

By destructor217 on 2012/07/13 at 2:20pm

My theory on the lack of damage to other players is that when you headshot a survivor the squishy stuff in the brain area makes the bullet bounce off

By Fisher on 2012/07/07 at 5:14pm

Friend of player, and zombie

By Tmx on 2012/08/10 at 9:53am

Starter weapon with plentiful ammo.

Edited by Tmx on 2012/08/25
By LivingPixel on 2013/02/21 at 10:12am

If you ever win a battle against a M107 ghillie sniper with this thing, do the world a favour sign up for Special Forces

By NeoULTiMA on 2012/10/28 at 5:24am

Found Makarov mags at a crash site earlier today. Could be that the server were customized, I don't know really.

By jokerzhe on 2012/09/02 at 10:50am

Came up behind a AS50 sniper with this, started shooting at him cuz he scared me, and then he killed me. -_-

By tigger on 2012/08/11 at 3:28am

The damage is certainly wrong. Offline, it takes 6 makarov hits to take down a soldier, but only 4 with other 9mm weapons.

By mcbutterballz on 2012/12/23 at 3:29am

I love this little gun, it's very handy. I always take it over the M1911 and the Revolver, it's very dependent, and if you pull off headshots, lethal. There will always be ammo nearby, so never worry about travelling without a gun.


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