OK, for all you haters out there. Try it before you bash it. I too was reluctant to support any Turkish made firearm. But while at the local gun shop I saw one of these BRG9 Elites in the showcase. I picked it up and looked it over and was impressed by what you get for sub $300. I bought one and took it home and out to the range. I was impressed by the flawless operation of the pistol right out of the box. It has a decent trigger and very acceptable accuracy. For the price you can’t beat it. To be honest it put the Ruger Security 9 I recently purchased to shame. I paid $70 dollars more for it and it has jammed on me 3 times already while firing about the same number of rounds through it (BRG9 had flawless functioning). The trigger pull is heavier than the BRG9 and forget about hitting the slide release to load the pistol I have to jack back the slide to load the first round (BRG9 slide release is smooth as butter). And that manual safety, what a joke (BRG9 has a grip safety which means no miniscule safety lever to manually depress). . Don’t get me wrong I love Ruger firearms and own a good many of them but I think the quality is just not there in a lot of the products the old name brand firearms manufactures produce anymore. The BRG9 Elite is not going to be able to compete with $1000 plus pistols but for the money it beats the competitors hands down. Give the BRG9 Elite a try...Value and flawless functioning won me over. I like it and I think you will too.