Originally Posted by MIWildcat
Yes because the ability to win "national competitions" is the most important factor in choosing a gun.
I take it you've never shot in competition.
You win national competitions by having a gun with good accuracy that you can shoot faster than everybody else, while still hitting the target and which is reliable enough to never fail during a match that involves hundreds of rounds.
If you think that isn't a good way to choose/test your gun for self-defense, you're doing it wrong.