I made the mistake once of mentioning that I thought USP's were overpriced to a serously hardcore HK fanboy. He flew into a sputtering rage about how "just because you can't afford them doesn't mean that anyone who buys one can't appreciate a fine pistol!" As I was wiping his spray off my face, I didn't have the heart to tell him that the MSRP of the pistol on my hip would handily cover a Mark 23 and a couple of cases of hardball for practice. Apparently he missed the key word: I think they're steep for plastic guns. If you don't, then glory in your spark, man; buy what you like. Ain't free enterprise grand? (He'd probably die if he knew I swapped a USP9c for a SIG P232... ) Like I said; dude, they're just guns, not lifestyle choices.