I don't have a handgun myself but have settled on the CZ 75 for when I do get one. I am intrigued by the Makarov and would probably get one too. There are a lot of thoughts on them here. If you want a historic one, look for East German as they tend to have a nicer finish. Some have said the trigger is bad. I handled a CZ 75 and fell in love. If you like historic firearms, you might also consider the CZ 82. It's in the 9X18mm Makarov chamber as the Makarov is.
I would have bought a Tokarev by now if I could find the ammo.