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The Makarov trigger guard, known to be a pain in the you-know-where to install, is located on the frame of the pistol underneath the barrel and adjacent the grip. It is secured via the trigger guard pin, which locks the trigger guard to the frame. Like all trigger guards, the Makarov trigger guard is a small iron loop. Its sole purpose is to protect the pistol from suffering an accidental discharge by making unintentional trigger pulls less likely. Surprisingly, the trigger guard also serves as a sort of takedown lever.
The Makarov trigger guard, like all of our spare and replacement parts for the Makarov, are unused parts that were obtained from a spare parts inventory in Germany. All spare and replacement parts for the Makarov sold by Keepshooting.com are interchangeable in all Makarov pistols. These parts are not compatible with the Polish P-64 or the Hungarian PA-63.
Spare and replacement parts are an important consideration when it comes to firearms. Like any machine, firearms rely on a series of parts to function properly, especially all components that impact the firing sequence. In general, if a part breaks or fails, a repair or replacement becomes immediately necessary – not only to keep a firearm functioning properly but also to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.
It is also important to consider availability when discussing spare and replacement parts. At this time, Keepshooting.com is seeking to provide our customers with a wide selection of spare and replacement parts for the Makarov. Several brand new parts are now readily available on our website at an affordable price. If you have any need or desire for spare or replacement parts, now would be a good time to take advantage of this offering.
The chances of your trigger guard breaking are probably pretty slim. But considering the role it plays in the disassembly and the overall safety of the pistol, it is advisable to keep a spare on hand. After all, if it were to break you would feel mighty silly when left without one.