Just some observations from reading and watching gun stuff on the internet:
Gun “expert”: The RP9 sucks because the slide stop can’t be used left handed and this is the worst thing ever.
Also gun “expert”: Glock is Perfection® and TEH AWESOME and the only gun that should ever be made, and it’s had nothing but a right hand only slide stop since 1982*.
*The 1911 has been the same way since… 1911 but internet tough guy says those suck and are obsolete so we won’t bring that up.
Industry: “What do the customers want?”
Customers: “We want in novation. We want a handgun that holds 25 rounds of 9mm, weighs 8 ox unloaded, is small enough to fit in the front pocket of a pair of jeans and has a grip size that fits 6’3″ weekend warrior and his 5’1″ girlfriend equally well. It should have a service life of 1,000,000 rounds and never need cleaning or lubrication. It has to put all the bullets through the same hole at 25 yards. It has to be snag free but have enough pic rail real estate to mount whatever I want and the mini-red dot to it. It can never jam, ever, even if I run old Soviet steel case through it that I left out in the rain for two weeks. And it has to have an MSRP of $29.99 so I can get it online for $19.95.”
Industry: “Ummm… OK…? We’ll do our best.”
Customers: “It sucks, why can’t you be innovative.”
It’s like gun people can never be happy.