I had never held a STI gun before but they had a booth at nationals. Those guns are SWEET and you are right the target master seems to be the cream of the crop. A friend of mine who always seems to have extra money lying around purchased a Springfield PPC Auto with all the extras. He spent about $2700 but that gun is an absolute work of art. Maybe we'll hit the lotto one day and fill our safes with everything we want. I think the first thing I'd have to buy would be a bigger safe.