There seems to be an ongoing discussion or dissection of different makes, styles, and calibers of pistols, revolvers, and long guns. My question or statement is this, what is quality?Is it an individual's ability to purchase a particular price range or is it personal taste? Or is it a substantiated scientific fact based on metallurgy or manufacturing techniques? For example, is quality equal to reliability? If so the Glock line is a clear cut winner. Is it timelessness in design? In that case 1911's certainly have the track record to take this title. I love this forum for the information it provides and the truly dedicated people that love their freedom and their hobby. I for one believe you never stop learning. If you do not think there is anything you don't know about a particular gun you are either full of yourself or sadly delusional. No one knows it all. I'm a thirty year construction general contractor and I learn or at least try to learn something new every day. This post or thread could be on every portion of this forum. The fact is this is an open forum and we should embrace new members and old members alike. We all should be like minded in regards to our sport/hobby. Isn't it more pleasant to say "In my experience..." rather than "Read what the newbie wrote" or rolleyes.. When we bicker and demean it just causes separation of our cause which is gun ownership and freedom of speech. New guys do take advantage of the search feature there is a vast amount of experience and knowledge here. Old experts, help instead of bravado. Just a thought you all can pound if you want to but sometimes things need to be restated. I appreciate you all.