Makarov PM
Makarov PM
Magazine Size 8
Ammo Type(s) 9x18mm Makarov
Magazine Type(s) Makarov Mag.
Damage 1388.8 Blood
Fire Modes Semi-Automatic
Effective Range 50 m
Rate of Fire 600 rpm (based on 0.1 seconds between shots)
Penetration 0.4
Muzzle Velocity 398 m/s
100% Damage 398 m/s
Air Friction -0.002751
Accuracy 0.02
Weapon Dexterity 2
Tracer? N/A
Recoil [old_9x18_PistolRecoil
Noise Stats:
  • Rel. Volume - 0.794328
  • Fade Dist. - 700 m
Zeroing N/A
Location(s) Found here:
Attachments Suppressor (attachable)
Alternate version(s) Makarov PM SD

The Makarov PM is a standard-capacity semi-automatic pistol. It is chambered in 9x18mm Makarov.


This is the most common gun in the entire game. Magazines spawn for it almost everywhere.

It is incredibly useful for shooting zombies as you are practically guaranteed to never run out of the easy to find magazines.

It is tied for weakest pistol with the PPK. It has one more round than the PPK, but is overall less accurate with shot groupings and has a much higher linear drop in velocity than the other pistols and revolvers. In fact, it's drop in velocity is at the same rate as a crossbow bolt, though the 9x18mm round has a much higher initial velocity. This results in lackluster damage even considering that it is a pistol.

The sights are simply average and are nothing to write about.

You should switch to the Stechkin APS at the first opportunity as it can use Makarov magazines and its own 20-round magazines. The APS also can be switched to full auto mode.

You can attach a suppressor to it to turn it into a Makarov PM SD.


  • A person who finds a Makarov and immediately dumps his entire magazine into a person with or without killing them has been termed a "MAK ATTACK!" You used to spawn with a Makarov in regular DayZ, which often led to fights on the coast between newspawns.
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