Written on: 20/11/2010
I own a Weihrauch HW45 and a Beretta 92FS but fancied a smaller pistol that is well made, quick and easy to load and lots of fun to shoot. After some research I stumbled across the Baikal Makarov and was impressed with the reviews so thought I would give it a try.
The pistol is packaged in oiled paper with some spare seals, tools and copper balls. When I first picked up the gun, I was immediately pleased with the general feel and build quality (this is something that is I find very... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2010
I buy this pistol 1 mounts ago. Sorry for my English, I am from Ukraine. Very nice pistol, i have blog: http://654k.ru. Yo can read this blog with GoogleTranslate. Many video, articles... Thanks (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2010
I bought this pistol brand new a couple years ago and I can safely confirm that it has been completely and utterly reliable since. I have also noticed that it is exceptionally powerful as well as accurate [it managed to penetrate 2cm of wooden board without a problem]. After getting used to shooting the gun I was able to hit a small coke can at 25 meters consistantly. Overall I highly recommend buying this if you want a good, solid and reliable air pistol, over the past I have had a Daisy... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2009
For many years I shot full bore pistols,when the law let you have them in the UK,,But of late my interest was rekindled on seeing the range of Co2 pistols,, I bought three , a ppk and a cp88 then the Makarov MP-654K.
But I totally agree with the right ups on the Makarov MP-654K they are by far the best make and are a wonderful pistol to own and shoot ans shooting them feels like a real 22, I am 82 years old and i can say I wish I had seen one before I bought the others (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2008 by rgmindian (1 review written)
This is a great gun but the spare mags are too expensive, if you can find them. The Baikal MP654K is the real firearm but modified to accept the CO2 componnts. The frame is just like the real deal, as is the slide. Not a toy but a great functioning pistol. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2008
I read all the reviews on this site and went through several types of pistols and rifles, but I always had the 'Makarov' in the back of my head. When looking for a new airgun I had these following requirements;
Full metal or almost.
Accurate enough for fun plinking
I went through several airguns before I purchased the mp-654k, including several umarex pistols, and some air rifles. I just couldnt cope with the umarex pistol's revolver type loading, and the air rifles in this... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2008
I recieved the Baikal MP654 air pistol when I turned 15 as a toy, and I've had no problems (other than the seal from the C02 to the pistol breaking) with it since. It DOES seem to be poorly blued (SP?), because it had surface rust on the upper slide. The pistol is very well built, for example, I've shot in the upwards of 20,000 bb's and/or hundreds of c02 cartridges and the screw that holds/activates the cartridges has no sign of wear whatsoever. I would like to warn not to overtighten that... (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2008
Overall a realy nice gun, not brilliantly accurate from using bb over pellets but an ideal house gun and for fun plinking its a must. (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2008 by Sid Pollartd (16 reviews written)
This is a copy of the Russian police service pistol, made by Baikal in Russia. The instruction book is in both Russian and English, with the English translation being excellant.
There is a certificate of authentication at the back, which also shows its date of manufacture, preservation and storage dates.
The sights are fixed, so nothing to come loose here, however, the fore sight is the same colour as the rest of the gun, mat black, and is easily lost when aiming. I highlighted the back... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2008 by morvinion (1 review written)
The MP-654K in itself is a great value for money, easy to handle, virtually unbreakable and relatively accurate. However, as it is the case with many other russian air guns, it reveals its true potential only after manual upgrade, which can increase muzzle velocity almost two times against the box version. Accuracy also improves drastically, up to 1.8 times better. The trick is in replacing factory valve gaskets with new ones, custom-made (this also goes for the flashbox, too), than... (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2007 by ceph (2 reviews written)
I bought this gun together with a Yunker-2 from some guy who got them as presents but weren't interested at all. Even though it was used, no wear and tear was detectable and the gun performed very well straight out from the box, however some tools and spare parts were missing but I didn't think of it as a problem since the gun is easily repairable with house hold tools.
One problem I did encounter was a small leakage in the valve but I solved it by screwing it apart with a knife and re-seal... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2007 by Jungle Jim Jam (5 reviews written)
Baikal MP654K Makarov.
Baikal is a large Russian manufacturer of shotguns, hunting rifles, sporting pistols, target pistols, service weapons and airguns. This product falls under two of these areas, being both a functioning CO2 pistol and also an exact replica of the Makarov service pistol, manufactured by the same company.
The real Makarov has been referred to as a copy of the Walther PPK, being of similar size and general conception. However, chambered for 9mm as opposed to the PPK's... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2007 by Orange Herald (1 review written)
I watched this pistol in a gunshop for some time. Eventually I weakened and bought it. I have had a lot of air and CO2 pistols in the past. This one comes up to the standards of any of them for build and fun factors. Within the limits of the ammunition its surprisingly accurate. Lead BB is better for accuracy, but load a steel one first to avoid damage and possible jamming by the magazine follower. The documentation warns against removing the CO2 cartridge before it is empty. Thats good... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2007 by Meteor5
When deciding to satisfy my curiosity for a good pistol last year, i kept coming back to this cheap and cheerful Russian gun on many websites.
I ended up ordering one for only Sixty pounds plus delivery; (AirShooter.co.uk), comes respectively in a carryable case plus seals and tools for maintenance, also a pack of 200 copperheads are generously provided, but no Co2.
I was taken aback at first by the loud explosion of gas when first letting off my shots, it was indoors however, straight in... (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2006 by kiwishooter (23 reviews written)
I had 1000 shots with my Baikal MP654K. It's accuracy is as good as my CP99 pellet gun (no problem with general target shooting). Quality of the gun is better than Germany Umarex and Walther, since it's fully made with steel.
The only trick thing about the gun is that it may be leaking brand new. You have to open the valve and lubricate it before shooting for the brand new ones. Also put some gun oil on trigger side.
Please do not try Gamo and Daisy BB's, they are too big, they damage... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2006 by red bob (23 reviews written)
I meet up every two weeks or so to do some serious field plinking with like minded mates and sure we all have the exotic stuff for 30 to 60 mtr can shredding etc. But when it's pistol time,out of the 5 of us 4 had Baikal MP654K we had all aquired them independantly. As mentioned certain softer bbs can cause jams so a mate puts a zinc bb in first then lead this stops the follower from nurfing up last round. Very occasionaly it will fire 2 bbs at once dont let this put you off this fine... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2006 by pigshootingforgetpassword
I love the Baikal MP654K pistol. It is a BB gun but also good for target shooting. I have two MP654k. The first one which I purchased made by 7/4/2001 and second one made on 4/4/2004.
As I got both guns I realised that 2001 is better made than 2004.When I check the barrel of the guns after the shooting,I found that the 2004 one' barrel can be damaged by BB like many marks on the reflied barrel. However it did not happen on my first Mp 654k. I have been shoot 10000 bbs with my first Mp654,... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2006 by James Underwood (13 reviews written)
A friend had an older version of the Baikal MP654K and some time back I spent an afternoon shooting it. I was very impressed with this gun - it seemed like firing one of my rimfire pistols. I spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to find one here in the USA, and was dismayed when I learned it had been banned.
Why? Get ahold of yourself:
The Feds decided that since this air pistol was made from a genuine firearm, it would be easy to convert it back to one, making it a potentially lethal... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2005 by bchandley (8 reviews written)
I ordered a pistol Baikal MP654K from JS Ramsbottom after hearing very good things about it. The fact that it was made from a real firearm with 90% of the parts remaining was a big plus to me as most pistols made recently are of relatively low quality.
It does take a little breaking in to smooth out the internals but once it has after around 5 magazines, it is fantastic.
I don't know what people are thinking when they say they want more power. At 10 metres with Gamo round lead balls I was... (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2005 by doidge0
I bought the Makarov after seeing all the good reviews on this site I ordered it from JS Ramsbottom for £60. When I received it it came in a Bakial plastic carry case with a Brocock sticker on it it was well wrapped in greaseproof paper and came with a spare set of seals and a pack of 200 copper BBs but no manual.
The gun has a good weight to it and looks like the real thing (most of the parts are from the real gun) there were a few marks and scratches on the gun.
I loaded it up with the... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2005 by guido (1 review written)
After reading the excellent reviews on here, and partly as I have an interest in Russian military firearms, I bought myself a Makarov. Other reviewers have gone into some depth regarding the operation of the gun. I would like to make some points that are relevant to other collectors and re-enactors regarding this gun. It is based on the Hi capacity (10 round) frame which was first produced in the 1980's to uprate the gun for military and police use. as a result, the frame is wider than the... (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2004 by Ian H Ward (3 reviews written)
Having read all the previous reviews I had to make up my own mind and buy a Baikal MP654K (less than £60)
This is my first BB gun, I shoot competition air pistol using a Hammerli 480K2, prior to all the gun law changes in the UK I shot full bore centre fire pistol.
The Makarov for reality of workmanship is unsurpassed, mainly because it is the same gun as the now discontinued Makarov PMM. They have changed the magazine to take the CO2 as well as the BB's. The barrel is the same but rifled... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2004 by kiwi47 (2 reviews written)
This is a long-term review of the MP654K Makarov CO2 pistol. I have been shooting two versions of this pistol for 16 months now, and have become quite familiar with their strengths and weaknesses.
As far as longevity is concerned, I think I'll wear out before the Mak does! Despite tens of thousands of rounds, this pistol just keeps coming back for more. Barrel wear is undetectable thus far, and the only replacements required have been one set of seals. When delivered, both examples were... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2003 by blackrat (2 reviews written)
Nothing comes close to the realism of this gun because it is a real 9mm converted to fire BBs. It is hewn from solid steel and will last forever. It even comes with a mini tool kit, spare seals and a packet of 250 steel BBs, all in a plastic foam lined case.
It fires lead BBs without modification (despite claims that you need to enlarge ports etc) and is extremely easy to load. The magazine is just like the real thing and if you buy a spare it is like a new gun as it replaces many of the... (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2003 by K75RT.
The MP654K is an outstanding CO2 pistol for the money. It is all carbon-steel, has a rifled barrel and it very comfortable. Don't use the lame steel BBs try a few different lead round balls and watch the pistol perform! I've recounted the good points as there are in my opinion no real "bad" points. Another bonus is that grips from the Hi-capacity Makarov will fit the pistol. I've seen them with the rubber grips and even some exotic zebrawood grips. The gun is a great value and a must for... (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2003 by Carlos.
I first bought a MP654k about a year ago, but traded it in for a Anics Skiff which was a stupid move. After getting sick and tired of the poor performance of the Anics (power is not everything!) I went out and bought another...
First impressions on opening the good quality plastic case are excellent, as you get the gun (wrapped in brown oily paper!), 250 (steel) BBs, the manual, spare seals and a tool for stripping it down. The guns usually come packed with some brown grease on them, get... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2003 by plinker.
I have just got this tiny little gun. Its solid steel construction gives it almost endless life and perfect durability. Excellent for beer-can-hitting up to 8-10 metres, but good fun for target shooting from 6 yds/meters: in SAI have made 0,5" groups, but in DA the accuracy is quite low: 2-2,5" from 6 meters. Its 12g powersource is enough for 60-62 shots and thankfully its robust construction can hold the pressurefor an extended period of tome (5-6 days) without escaping the gas.
I have... (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2002 by M..
The Baikal MP654K CO2 pistol is a pretty accurate plinking gun out to 10m - consistant beer can hitter. Very cheap for an all metal model. Improved sights and variety of holsters and grips available. Usable as DA and SA, utilizing 5.2 - 5.4 gr Gamo, Daisy, Crosman bbs, and with a slight mod to the loading port can use 8 gr Gamo and H&N bbs. Moveable slide (like real Makarov) cocks the hammer, but is otherwise non-functional except to disassemble. Has a safety switch and another switch to... (read more)
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