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emt1581
08-23-2010, 00:21
Why did countries that used to use the 7.62x25 Tok. switch to the 9mm Mak.?

Seems like guns like the CZ-52 and TT-33 are superior in power/penetration/etc. to guns like the Makarov and CZ-82....so why the switch?

Thanks!

-Emt1581

novaDAK
08-23-2010, 02:23
Why did countries that used to use the 7.62x25 Tok. switch to the 9mm Mak.?

Seems like guns like the CZ-52 and TT-33 are superior in power/penetration/etc. to guns like the Makarov and CZ-82....so why the switch?

Thanks!

-Emt1581

When using FMJ, bigger holes are better.

Jim Watson
08-23-2010, 07:50
Hard to psychoanalyze a foreign army staff, but I think it because they were going away from SMGs to AKs which would cut the need for 7.62x25 ammunition way down and they took the opportunity to go to a more modern (1929) gun design in a simple blowback action.

vafish
08-23-2010, 10:30
You also have to look at the traditional use of pistols by iron curtain countries.

They only had to be effective from a couple of feet away with shots to the back of the head.

Handguns really don't get much priority from any military. The SMG, Carbine, or Rifle are the primary fighting weapons.

novaDAK
08-25-2010, 06:15
You also have to look at the traditional use of pistols by iron curtain countries.

They only had to be effective from a couple of feet away with shots to the back of the head.

Handguns really don't get much priority from any military. The SMG, Carbine, or Rifle are the primary fighting weapons.

http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg23-e.htm