Never had the desire to own one, but they seem to be all the rage now with the gun crowd. Even Hi-Point has got into the action. Reasons I don't want one: 1. They are expensive. 2. They are not nearly as quiet as you see on TV and ear protection is often still needed. 3. They ruin the balance of most guns. I shoot to get familiar with my firearms for self-defense, and since I won't be carrying a silenced pistol around, practicing with one at the range is pointless. So, I'm not in any way casting aspersions on anyone that has one, or six. I just don't understand the point of them. Is there an actual practical use for them, or is it just a cool factor? I have lots of impractical and cool toys, so I get that aspect of it. Just wondering if I'm missing something?