I've been a PC Technician for a number of years and I always get asked what the difference between brands is and my standard answer is always - nothing. All PC's are made with the same parts from the same suppliers, assembled by people and sold under a variety of brands. A Dell, Gateway, Compaq, Acer, HP; they're all the same internally, just a different outer package. So how does this apply to handguns? I mean really - what is the difference between Polymer Pistols from one manufacturer to another? Why is an HK 9mm Compact twice the cost of a Taurus? Why is a Kahr more than a Ruger? Or 1.5 times the cost of a Springfield? Sure, a Kel-Tec or High Point is a piece of crap and that's reflected in the lower than $150 price tag. But once you get into the $400 pistol market - what is the difference? If these firearms weren't safe we couldn't buy them so it can't be a safety issue.