Sort of like, "Why is insurance on a Cadillac so high??" I think part of it is that they figure if you want to shoot a round that is so large and powerful, etc, etc, you'll pay what you have to for a gun with which to shoot it. Nobody would pay a "premium", as it were, for a 38 Special or 45. Also, maybe the "status symbol" aspect of the Casull weapon raises the price somewhat. My $.02.