The Makarovs are actually good bargain pistols and well-made, depending on the country of origin.
One more tip - no matter what you shoot, if you have a Pistol or Revolver for home defense, learn how to shoot with your opposite hand.
How many times have you woken up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, only to find your dominant arm numb from sleeping on it with your head on your outstretched arm and it’s numb for a minute or two?
LOL, I did that this morning.
BTW, good tip. I use a S&W 642 as my nightstand gun, and I always practice both right and left handed shooting with it.