Maybe not so much in the distant past, but currently, marketing is everything. Gunmakers, coffee brewer makers, car manufacturers, clothiers, and every other thing that you can buy is sold hard to producers. Media presence is everything, marketing works, and anyone saying "No" is just plain wrong, unless they never watch TV or go to movies. For example, I have a coffee maker like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-DC...11357&sr=8-6&keywords=cuisinart+coffee+makers If you watch TV with any regularity, you'll see that coffee make on the counter tops on kitchens in many shows, including Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, (formerly) 2 1/2 Men, and Mike and Molly, just for starters. It's subliminal, but it works. Cuisinart sells more of those coffee makers due to exposure, and it's the same with gun manufacturers. They have sales people dedicated to product placement, and it works. Does anyone notice the number of posts referencing Beretta? Why not CZ? CZ's are in the hands of more military's and law enforcers around the world than any other brand, yet no one says CZ. Why? They don't have to bother with civilian sales in that respect. They already have the bulk of the world market. I own a stainless 1911 due to the movie "Sin City." A 5" Ruger GP100 due to "Walking Dead". (I know it's a Python. Not payin' the price.). And there have been others.