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Category Weapons > Ranged
Type Handgun
Cartridge .380 ACP Rounds
Repairable With Gun Cleaning Kit
Size 2x2 (4 Slots)
Weight 760 g (1.68 lb)
Absorbency 0%
Internal Magazine 1-Round (Chambered Round)
Fire Modes Semi-Automatic
Range Low (110m Max Effective Range)
Rate of Fire Medium (450 Rounds/Min)
Recoil Low
Noise 2 (Quiet)
1 ((Very Quiet) Pistol Suppressor/Plastic Bottle Suppressor)
Zeroing 25m (Hip-Fire/Iron Sights)
Magazines 12rd IJ-70 Mag
Muzzles Pistol Suppressor
Plastic Bottle Suppressor
Location Town, Village
Rarity Rare
Semi-automatic pistol, fed from a detachable magazine. Produced in large quantities. Uses standard .380 Auto rounds. — In-game description

The IJ-70 is a semi-automatic handgun chambered in .380 ACP. Commonly found around towns and villages in Chernarus, this is often a survivor's first firearm.


The IJ-70 is a small, compact, light-weight, double-stacked magazine variant based on the Soviet PMM pistol. Largely considered an early-game or "tier 1" weapon, the IJ-70 is chambered in .380 ACP which is fed from a 12-round detachable magazine. Being chambered in .380 ACP, the IJ-70 has a relatively low range and not much stopping power at 21 damage. Although it will most often kill a infected in 1 headshot, they may take several body shots to go down. The IJ-70's use of the less powerful cartridge does have the benefit of very minimal recoil allowing you to make fast follow-up shots at a max fire-rate of 450rounds/min. Already a relatively quiet firearm, the addition of a Pistol Suppressor or Plastic Bottle Suppressor makes the IJ-70 almost inaudible past 100m.

In combat, the IJ-70 is best used as a close-range defensive weapon. Its compact size and light-weight give the IJ-70 a high dexterity, allowing it to be swung left and right rapidly while aimed down sight. Combined with its low recoil, the IJ-70 can be an extremely effective weapon in close-quarters combat. This effectiveness quickly evaporates, however, as the distance between the user and the target increases. The low range and stopping power of the .380 ACP cartridge combined with the poor accuracy of pistols beyond 50m means that switching to another firearm is almost always a better option.

For a full overview of the gun and stats, check out Wobo's site on the IJ-70


Weapon attachments are any accessories or devices that attach to a firearm in order to add, improve or modify the weapon's functionality or performance. In DayZ Standalone these attachments take the form of sights/optics, handguards, buttstocks, muzzle devices, barrel and handguard attachments and gun wraps.




  • The IJ-70 is based on the Imez IJ-70-17A variant of the Makarov Pistol produced after 1990.
  • PMM stands for Пистоле́т Мака́рова modernizírovannyj ("Pistolet Makarova Modernizirovannyy") which translates to Modernized Makarov pistol.
  • The IJ-70 was accidentally leaked on 07/04/2014 by @ctorchia.
  • The real-life version can be chambered in .380 Auto or 9x18mm also known as 9mm Makarov.
  • Previous versions of the IJ-70's magazine had a capacity of only 8 rounds.
  • The IJ-70 was named the Makarov IJ70 before 1.0.