I have never seen a Norinco Mak in the US.
But I have three Makarovs - two Russian and one
East German, all in 9 Makarov caliber, which is
very easy to find here in the US.
The East German is clearly the more beautiful weapon
but the trigger is heavy and the accuracy is not as
The Russian Maks I own are of superb accuracy. They
are capable of printing 1.5 inch groups at 25 yards
offhand. The sights are also very good.
The 9 Makarov ammo is a tad more powerful than the .380
but less than the 9mm Luger.