After 70 years of use, the legendary Makarov pistol is removed from service by the army and police. It was replaced by Lebedev’s compact pistol. Makarov became one of the symbols of the USSR, along with vodka and a Kalashnikov assault rifle, but became obsolete in the 21st century.
The Makarov pistol is distinguished by its simplicity of design, reliability and versatility: there are only 32 parts in it! Officially, the pistol is still in service with law enforcement agencies in 36 countries.
It will take more than ten years to replace the huge number of Makarov pistols that are still in service.