However, the overall quality of guns and rifles in particular seems to have suffered in the last several years as companies have moved to the "value" models...with a few exceptions.JMO
No arguing there. I got a Sig 232 recently to replace the Walther PPK I gave my father and was disgusted with the lack of detail to fit and finish on the Sig. It was covered in tooling marks internally and externally. The fit and finish on the cheaper PPK was a hell of alot better than the Sig. Really left a bad taste in my mouth for Sig Sauer's.