I am trying to settle on a pair of pistols for us of the same make and model. We are senior citizens, but we can shoot 9mm just fine, though nothing larger (getting older stinks, but it beats the alternative). We live out of town a ways, but for the first time ever we feel it is time to start carrying full time around our place, so weight is a consideration. Money is a big issue for us, so I have been studying various pistols and their costs (including mags and ammo). We both like and can afford the CZ82 and shoot it quite well. I am pretty handy and willing to rebuild a couple of these if that is what we settle on. I am not so sure the 9x18 Makarov is a sufficient self defense round, is it? I am hoping there is something out there similar to the CZ82 but in 9mm Parabellum. Is there? Neither of us likes the Hi-Point for carrying by the way. I'd appreciate some input. Thank you.