Sorry for asking such a newbie question, but I really dont understand why some semis are $800-$900, and more. A friend carries a Kahr P9 and P40, so I thought I would look into them. I found a PM9 on Auction Arms for $840!! There cant be that much of a difference in quality, can there be? Seems most makers use the same materials, or at least very similar. Manufacturing tolerances and QC must be similar, or the products wouldnt remain on the market for long. I mean, a $20 hammer will drive a nail just as well as a $200 hammer. Prices like this make me feel really smart for buying an HP.