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.
Experience is a very bad teacher because it first gives you the test and then teaches you the lesson.