Is the cup half empty or half full?
We've never had so much choice and variety in firearms as we have now.
One can always look for good-or-excellent-condition used examples of the older non-rail styles on sites such as gunbroker.com or armslist, etc.
What did Mrs. Bullet say to Mr. Bullet? ... "We're having a BeeBee!"...
IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT!... IF THE GUN FITS, SHOOT IT!
"Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it."