Maybe it's something in the air where you live Tom.
It could definitely be differing circumstances. We have a range on site, so we get a really good look at relative failure rates. That can be a real eye-opener, and the data we gather from that dictates what we sell to the public.
I know a guy who runs a pawn shop and sells tons of the Bryco and Jennings pistols. He doesn't hear many complaints, but he doesn't have a clientele of active shooters like we do, so his mileage varies.