In 1930 Fyodor Tokarev produced a pistol chambered for the 7.62x25mm cartridge which is perceived to be a modification of the .30 Mauser cartridge (7.65x25mm). This pistol was adopted as the standard sidearm for Russian troops.
Since times immemorial, man has always been in search of means of protection—both from wild animals and from human enemies. This is the reason for his quest for weapons. The first weapons that man invented were nothing more than simple stones and sticks that could be hurled at the potential enemy.