The opinion of big box sporting goods employees is always interesting and usually that's all it is, an opinion. In some cases they know from what they speak. I believe the G2's are out selling the other makes because their cheap and they work. If I were a serious shooter, which I am, I wouldn't consider a G2. Put it side by side a CZ, Sig, Berretta, or whatever and really, come on. If that's absolutely all I could afford and I needed protection I'd buy a G2 and put a couple boxes of Wal-Mart 9MM through it and figure I could protect me and my Family. I think that's where most of these guns are going. I also think the TX22 is going to be a huge success and will be copied.