Once upon a time, I had a Stoeger Luger. It could do the most amazing, "dissapearing bullet trick." You could shoot all afternoon at ever decreasing range and NEVER hit the target! You could get so close, you'd destroy the paper from the muzzle blast - but a bullet hole? All the Saints in Heaven were guarding that bulls-eye. Then there was the Kansas Highway Patrol issue S&W #66 that did a lewd dance to amaze your friends ... you could work the trigger and spin the cylinder and the hammer would sort of, "hump up and down," and the gun NEVER fire! I special ordered a brand new Python in '78, fired 12 shots and the firing pin fell out. Yeah, I know ... gripe, gripe gripe ... And then, EUREKA! I'VE GOT IT! "Don't make 'em like they used to?" EXACTLY! Not that they were that good then, either ... it's just for generations, men have been buying, shooting and DISCARDING all the junk guns! Only the GOOD ONES are left! Nobody saved the crap! What happened to my Luger? Who knows! Where's my hump-back 66? Who cares! But ones that work stay around - from father to son. (Or me to the pawnbroker.) Then, of course, they completely discontinue the model and you can't get it fixed - EVER, and new models are made and the cycle starts all over again! I just KNOW, one day, I'll walk into a pawn shop and in the back, dusty corner, I'll spy a like-new-in-the-box Colt .38 Shooting Master with an autographed picture of Charlie Askins and two $20 gold pieces stuck in the bottom of the box and the owner will come up to me and say, " Yeah, sure it's expensive. Everyone's got one of these that groups 1/4 inch at 200 yards and kicks like a crippled centipede - that's nothing new. But, now THIS one here's someting SPECIAL! It's a real piece of JUNK! It's the ONLY one ever made that won't group closer than a solar system and the cylinder usually explodes and will fly right up your nose! Not many like THIS one around, I can tell you that! And I'll probably write him a check.