au contrair my friend. They were tested by the US Army many moons ago resulting in the "million dollar" Luger..history enough to pique most any collectors interest even for a re creation. That and the .45 calibur is what "shooters" want..I firmly believe Eugene can sell many hundreds of these..it satisfies on at least three counts.. two of them is price resulting in shootability. If Mikes offering was 5K buyers would shoot his too. But they ain't so they won't. Also there is a MUCH smaller market for a 15K pistol investors buy than a 5K pistol shooters want. The 5K pistol market I suspect it VERY large.