Each Russian Makarov holster offered by Keepshooting.com is an authentic Soviet military surplus item. As the Makarov was selected for official service with the Soviet Union from 1951 through 1991, many Soviet troops were issued Makarovs in addition to the Russian Makarov holsters. As such, these holsters were originally designed for and used by members of the Soviet army, otherwise known as the ground forces of the Soviet armed forces, which served both the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and the Soviet Union from 1917 through 1991.
Despite being military surplus items, each Russian Makarov holster is an unissued holster and is free from the typical rips, tears, stains and scents that are characteristic of previously issued military surplus. Requiring nothing more than a quick dusting, these holsters remain in excellent condition, ready to serve in whatever capacity you see fit.
This Russian Makarov holster measures approximately 7 1/2 inches tall with an opening that is about 5 1/2 inches wide. At its narrowest point, the holster measures approximately two inches wide. It is constructed almost entirely from thick, brown leather save the military-grade stitching that holds it together. The oversized closure flap, which is secured via a strap and stud fastener, encloses a singular spacious storage compartment that offers enough room for any variants of the Makarov pistol. The reverse of the holster features 2 1/2 inch belt loops that make hanging the holster from a belt very easy. Another interesting aspect of the holster is the inclusion of a pull strap, which is used to dislodge the pistol. Pulling this strap will allow you to safely remove the pistol from the holster. Finally, it is worth noting that the primary purpose of the holster is storage and protection. Use as a defense holster or in conjunction with concealed carry is not recommended.
On several of the holsters, many of the original manufacturer proofs and markings are well preserved. This includes the date of manufacture as well as the presence of the letters "OTK," which likely stand for the Russian Otdyel Tekhnicheskovo Kontrolya, or "Department of Technical Control." It basically means that the holster was manufactured to military specifications and is the equivalent of MIL-STD in the United States.
History, style and utility – the Russian Makarov holster has it all. Grab yours today for only $9.95.