It depends on the objective
t depends on the objective, if defense is the objective I would say no, simply because the bullet will hurt the same regardless which gun fires. Ask Trayvon Martin? It was a $280 Keltec that killed him.
If status is the objective, having an exensive gun will get you noticed until you shoot it. Then bullet placement will speak volumes.
"Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.” -Vladimir Lenin
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson (An early warning to Obama care)