Alot of people have that one gun that they were warned about that turned out was actually a good gun. The one that maybe didn't look that good, didn't have the name brand reputation(or price). names include FIE Titan tiger, Hi Point, Lorcin and the like, what do you have that does a good job, but no one would believe it? I have a couple to speak of, my first is Hi Point...I have owned three 2 C9 9MM's and the 9mm Carbine. I only had one malfunction between the three of them. they were all good shooters, reliable...but ugly. My other is the FIE Titan Tiger .38 SPL with a 4 IN barrel. I have had this gun for many years and shoot many, many rounds through it. It is a very acurate pistol but the best thing about it is that it works reliably...always. I would trust either to my life, but have others that I carry. I just get tired of hearing the negative about different guns that really are unfounded.