Before I get burned up here, flamed, let me say that I own and enjoy three Makarov's; an East German, Russian IJ70, and a Bulgarian. All great guns. BUT, the CZ-82 has it all over them. Better trigger, more ammunition, (12 VS. 8), better magazine release. It's more accurate than any of them. I carried my East German as a back up to my Glock 21 when I was a LEO, but switched after I shot the CZ82. I'm not selling my Mak's, but the Czech rides in my pocket pretty often.