to bother with it. Get the alloy compact model, in a "fully loaded" Spld, used, for $600 or less If you want to shoot a lot, with low cost, get it in 9mm, along with a .22 unit. You'll have more fun, and if you stick to 230 gr loads in the .45, the CorBon 90 gr jhp or 100 gr PowRBall is actually more effective. Still doesn't amount to much, of course, but .45 ball is very little indeed, and the 230 gr jhp's aint much better than ball. They don't expand in flesh worth a hoot.