I remember when the Glock first came out. Everyone said a plastic pistol would never take off. Now they are mainstream. The same was said about the Para 14/45. All the old salts said there was no need for 14 rounds of .45 in a pistol, not gun snobs look down their noses at you if you show up with a 10 round magazine. I think shooters have evolved even more so than the guns.
We have nothing to fear, but politicians.