.9mm Semi Craze Hits Russia. Maybe.


TTAG has been on the prowl for news of the burgeoning trend in .9mm handguns. An eagle-eyed reader sent in this image published today at fark.com. To ascertain the snap’s provenance and freshnessosityitude I checked the photo attribution on the side of the image. lesnyanskiy.livejournal.com belongs to a Russian nature and babe-ushka photographer, of all things. I clicked backwards as far as I could given my daughters’ desire to spend the afternoon immersed in water. Suffice it to say, I’m not surprised by the international appeal of this, the most concealable (if questionably lethal) of semi-automatic firearms. Watch this space. Closely.


  1. avatar Aaron says:

    .9mm Makarov? Kewl…

    1. avatar Totenglocke says:

      Technically it would be .92mm.

  2. avatar SDFreeman says:

    Hey now 12 inch GI-Joe can carry a real firearm how cool is that.

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      I still have my G.I. Joe action figures in a box somewhere. Seing that they are roughly 1/6 life size, to get a .9mm handgun, would mean the original was a 5.4 mm pistol (.9mm x 6 = 5.4mm) which would be close to a .22 caliber. I can at least visualize that as a possibility. Makes me wish I had the G.I. Joe with the “Kung Fu grip” for him to be able to deal with the recoil of the deadly .9mm.

      1. avatar SDFreeman says:

        I wouldn’t like the BATF rifleling threw my GI-Joe’s footlocker looking for unregistered Gi-Joe guns!

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    The proportions are identical to Andre the Giant brandishing a Desert Eagle.

  4. avatar jwm says:

    i’ll stick with my 9×18 mak.

  5. avatar Roll says:

    Wow…the Ruskies took “pea shooter” way too literally….

  6. avatar BrokeDad says:

    I have a SwissMiniGun in my collection. It is a revolver. Found this image.


    I don’t believe it can still be owned by anyone without an FFL3 or collectors license.
    Back to work.

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      Just wondering why a special license would be needed? It’s a revolver, just happens to be really small. Are there regs defining when small is too small?

      1. avatar BrokeDad says:

        Checking in between customers.

        Yes .. it’s about being too small. As far as I know it’s still banned for import and each is custom made. I picked it up from another dealer on a trade. It will sit safe and sound in my private collection and be NFS.

  7. avatar Right! says:

    For some reason I find myself drawn back to the Bridesmaid shot, in leu of this one. Better manicures I suppose

  8. avatar great unknown says:

    Certainly enforces trigger discipline…

  9. avatar LeftShooter says:

    Careful Ralphie, you’ll shoot your eye out!

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  10. avatar Mark says:

    I’d feel better armed with a #2 pencil.

  11. avatar Bill F says:

    Comes with a pocket holster–for your watch pocket.

  12. avatar DrBiggly says:

    Sadly, this .9mm craze has even infected good authors. I read of it in a recent Clive Cussler book. Made the entire book less enjoyable just having read it. As proof that it wasn’t an isolated typo, it mentioned the same .9mm gun later in the book.

  13. avatar RKflorida says:

    Wouldn’t you think that if someone was going to get a close up picture of their hands, they would at least wash them? Is this a French picture?

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