I spent the day Saturday at a defensive pistol course/seminar. I brought my EG Mak as a back up gun and when one shooter's FEG PA-63 terminally malfunctioned I offered him my Makarov. Happy to report it worked beautifully, was not ridiculed by anyone, the instructor even gave some praise to its reliable function.
I was shooting my 9mm SIG which was among 4 SIG's there. The only other gun to have problems was a 9mm Ruger semi-auto.