Friends, absolutely! Career navy, 1962 --1984. Sonar tech and Ocean Sysems by trade. They haven't made a gun that I do not like, I just cannot afford them all. Presently, I am toting a Taurus 357 mag and on odd days I employ a Makorov (Bulgarian). After the Navy I worked for the US Gov in Indian Health Services-a branch of DHHS. Presently, I am retired and enjoying the good life with minimum dollars.