All inventions require some form of modification based on testing, whether in the field or prior to production. Thats why those of us employed in research facilities have a job, to come up with a pervebial "better mousetrap". Samuel Colt's name and reputation have lived on more than 100 years after his death. I sincerly doubt that gunkid/erika will be remembered that long after his/her passing. I guess he wasn't that dumb after all!