I agree with everything you say, I came to the same conclustion a long time ago. I once threw my $1000 Springfield 1911 right down in the dirt during some high speed weapon drills. I took some heat for it at the time, which I soundly rejected, it was empty with no extra mags, thus completely useless.
Now I don't even care about brand names, I focus strictly on purpose and reliability when purchasing.
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"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few public officials." George Mason