I can honestly say that in my lifetime... I have never ONCE seen a Ruger fail. Maybe I am just lucky or owning them for over 15 years just isn't long enough... who knows... My first gun was a Ruger 10/22 and it has never once failed on me. With this statement you are saying Glocks, 1911s, and ARs are total garbage then. There is an aftermarket because not everyone is the same... some are content with stock but some want it to feel or look different. In order for a company to only make ONE gun with no aftermarket presence they would need to make that ONE gun with about a billion different options. Don't bash a company because there is an aftermarket presence after talking about a Kimber in the same sentence because the 1911 platform is one of the only guns you can EASILY build the entire gun out of nothing but aftermarket parts. I consider an aftermarket presence a good thing personally because it means if I don't like it I am not obligated to keeping it that way. If there was no preference in shooting I think Glock would be the only company on the market at this point.