I often read posts around the internet that go ". . .it's not in the same class as the HK or SIG." It doesn't matter if "it" is a Glock, Beretta, M&P, higher end 1911A1, XD, or even fellow German Walther P99, "it" doesn't compare. Having owned in my day a SIG P220, 226, and a HK USP45c, and no longer owning said items, I find these contentions of Germanic superiority rather overblown. Facts are facts. For instance the Beretta 92FS finished just as technically acceptable as the P226 did in the M9 trials, but does so at a civilian unit cost of $200.00 less per example. Both are substantially made in the US, but during large M9 runs, Beretta imports 92 series pistols from Italy, produced using Euros, yet holds the line on its bottom line and has for over a decade. An H&K polymer weapon is extremely unlikely to outperform a Glock, yet there is H und K charging $200.00 more on average. Yes, I understand that "other factors" besides objective performance drive supply and demand, but when I hear SIG and HK fans popping off about what "class" their pistols are in, I can only think of one thing: The Teutonic Tit-Willow, Lily Von Shtupp. A common and ordinary looking burlesque singer getting a special tour and more perceived "hotness" as viewed by the cowboys for being a little exotic and having an accent. Or did I miss something about the awesomeness of German pistols when I owned them?