Everyone over 15 should know that price does not always dictate value. Just because one gun costs less than the other does not mean that one is actually better than the other. Some companies by effective marketing are able to con the customer into believing they are receiving more because its manufactured by them; when the reality is very different--this is certainly true of H&K. If H&K were all steel then it would be a better made gun and worth more--with plastic they have promoted the lie that plastic is better. Plastic is better for H&K, Glock, et al to make a very cheap gun and charge the same as steel--but plastic is not better for the user. As for weight its possible to make a gun of all metal with the approximate weight of plastic--the reason they do not--is based upon economics. As for excellent reliability, all steel at three hundred less than an H&K--CZ is an excellent choice--and the CZ hasKalashnikov reliability. As for magazine size--size does matter--and to hell with the damn prosecutor.