For those that don't handload, or just don't wanna mess with it, 9x19 is WAY inexpensive to shoot. I enjoy my single action Ruger Blackhawk convertible for this reason. Now, I wouldn't carry this Taurus as it's rather large, so I don't feel the need for one. But, I can understand the attraction. I spent 600 bucks on that Blackhawk, but love the thing.