When you are choosing a firearm where does price figure in to the equation? If I am buying a gun for self defense of any kind (IE: camping gun, carry gun, HD gun) it is last on the list. I rate/choose them by... 1. reliability 2. durability 3. system (DAO? SAO?) 4. size 5. build material 6. weight 7. appearance 8. price Now if I am just buying it as a collectors item or a safe queen I go buy... 1. price 2. appearance 3. build material and so on... Safe queens do not have to be that reliable so price factors in way more on them.