I really like these little guns, they're accurate, completely reliable and pack a serious enough punch with the right ammunition to be a viable CCW gun. In hot weather I found myself packing a German or Bulgarian one more often than not. My Glock 21 is just too damn big and with a Coronada concealment vest it's HOT! Same with my Taurus 92. I have a CZ 75 Compact on the way, so I'll probably use that as my "warm weather" gun, but I'm not selling my Makarov's. I got quite a few laughs when I went to our local prison range with my first Makarov, but after letting a few Officer's fire it, I got a few phone call's wondering where they could get one. Now they're as common as Glock's or 1911's. Good little commie gun.