I didn't start this thing to weigh the merits of Colt, Browning, SIG, Glock, etc. I said what worked for ME. The Glock 21 is absolutely realiable and accurate, all that I ask for in a self defense hand gun. My Colt .45 Series 70, is the same. My Taurus pistols, although lighter in caliber, (9MM), are fine defense pistols. Makarov's? They are the real sleeper as far as handguns are concerned. Go spend $400.00 plus bucks when a better $200.00 gun is in your reach. And before you start thinking old TG is going cheap, I'll spend whatever it takes to keep myself breathing. Those Colt AR's don't grow on trees, and Glock 21's are fairly pricey. If it works for you, keep it. Be it a $2,000.00 Kimber or a $75.00 Raven's Arms.