|Weapon class:||Standard pistol|
|Weapon type:||Semi-automatic handgun|
|Magazine capacity:||8 rounds|
|Maximum ammo:||40 rounds(UDF)|
|Appears in:||Uncharted: Drake's Fortune|
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
|First found:||Chapter 1 - Ambushed (UDF)|
Chapter 2: "No Prison Tats" (UGA)
|Commonly found on:||Pirates|
It is used as the starting weapon in the game, being used in the first chapter, "Ambushed", by the player, and is used will appear as the player's only weapon if he/she chooses a level from the chapter select (there are exceptions; such as if the plot has Drake wielding something else at that point). NPC ally Elena Fisher carries a PM alongside her in her first two appearances in the game, "Ambushed" and "A Suprising Find".
The pistol becomes rare to find after "Chapter 13 - Sanctuary?", and its role as the player's main sidearm is replaced in favor of the much powerful 92FS-9mm. The 92FS also replaces the PM as the sidearm of the game's enemies, with the role taken by Atoq Navarro's mercenaries.
The first weapon you will ever pick up in the Uncharted series, it is reliable, but lacking in power, taking three shots to kill your basic pirate. It's ammo count also leaves much to be desired, but it has a very quick reloading time, making this a mere annoyance. Headshots are easy to score with this, but on Crushing it is soon outclassed and should only be used as a last resort, taking nearly six shots to kill a mercenary. Of course, at this point, you shouldn't be encountering it.
- The Makarov PM uses a Warsaw Pact variant of 9mm ammo, 9x18mm rounds, as opposed to the more common round in the west, the 9x19 parabellum rounds. The 9x18mm is generally considered less powerful due to a smaller gunpowder charge, and indeed, the gun in Uncharted is less powerful than the 92FS.
- The gun does not appear in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, but it does appear on the cover art for the game (not the Japanese cover), which depicts Drake hanging off the train and dropping the gun in the process. However in the game, the gun Drake has at this point is the 92FS-9mm.