Actually, the SFX dummies are quite well made. The plastic portion goes clear to bottom of the base of
case, which means the bullets won’t push back in. Even his three basic bullet shapes, which in Makarov
take the form of three shapes, all encountered on RN ball or HP rounds. would be a fair test of feeding.
The plastic looks sturdy, and he claims they can be used many times as functional dummies. I have no
doubt they can.
The multitude of colors is perhaps superfluous. I acquired everything he made in Makarov. It is a commercial
enterprise making a purpose-driven product as outlined on the website. Up to each collector to decide
if they are proper for his collection or not.
I will post a picture of the Makarov variations later. The variations in 9mm Para are about the same. Bullet shapes are
flat nose, flat nose hollow-point and RN. In the case of the Makarov, the round nose bullet is a good match for
the standard Russian shape.
Myself? I don’t consider these anymore of a “joke” than about half of the ridiculous bullet types offered as
wonder bullets in live ammunition throughout the world. Most of them, when put to the test, do not
perform. At least with these, if they do not perform well as dummies, it does not cost someone their