So I was talking with someone at a gun shop, and when I asked about one of the more expensive guns after looking at one of their cheaper ones (both metal) he suggested buying the cheaper one. He said that "steel is steel". I didn't feel like arguing with him so I left, but that's not true is it? Metal has different hardness ratings, at least I know knives and blades do and imagine guns do too. Guns don't seem like they disclose their hardness rating, but they inherently have one do they not? I just found it amazing for someone to advocate buying the cheaper one from a far less reputable company under the basis that metal is all the same. Fit and finish, quality of the metal, hardness rating of that metal, and design to a lesser extent (Talking 1911's here, so they were similar) all seem to be factors that differ based on the price range. Again my question is more just about metal though, they're not all the same as far as quality of the metal are they?