I have been shooting for over 40 years and (as a former PI) carrying one. Yes steel is lovely but these guns have draw-backs. They are heavy (even my snub nose 38) when you have to carry one for hours. They rust and the finish wears. Sure my Glock is polymer and black but how about one with half stainless and half polymer (like my SCCY 9mm). If pretty is your goal then get a pearl handled nickel plated one. If being practical is the wish, then a polymer one is just right.