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Pioneer Arms Corp PPS-43C Pistol 7.62x25 Tokarev, $500

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The PPS-43C or Radom is one clumsy pistol. But in that configuration, with its stock welded closed, you can own and study this interesting piece of history.

Pioneer Arms Corp PPS-43C Pistol 7.62x25 Tokarev, $500

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Home Defense
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Sr. Tech Editor Ray Ordorica said there was no good way to hold the Radom. Two hands are needed unless your first name is Ah-nold.
We really liked the ease of takedown of this gun. Push a button, drop the grip down, and out comes the bolt and its spring. That is all there is to it. Reassembly was just as easy.
The edges of this sling mount were very sharp, and needed filing, as did one or two other small areas. The rest of the gun was very nice, indeed.
Pressing inward, toward the front of the gun, on this latch permits the Radom to come easily apart for cleaning. This was a slick setup, we thought.
This chunk of steel is the bolt. The firing pin goes entirely through it.

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