In a lot of forums and on Youtube. You find fans of many different gun MFRs. I respect the rep that Glock has. I wouldn't mind having one added to my collection (of ONE). And I get the belief that High Dollar means ultimate quality. I am just not that interested in owning a Sig or HK. In that middle price range I find Ruger, Smith & Wesson and Springfield well suited for the American masses. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/26/guns-at-a-glance-the-top-commercial-firearms-makers-in-america/ Interesting article. I like the fact that Ruger owns the major share of gun sales in the last decade or two. So far I have fired approx 700-800 rounds through my SR40C. I have had maybe 3-4 stovepipes. Glock and M&P fans say "That doesn't happen with our gun!" I don't have anything major going wrong with my SR40C. I understand Ruger customer service is better than most.. I basically love my Ruger. Someday I'd like to own the SR9C (But to be honest I will also shop other brands just to see what's out there.