The biggest hurdle as I see it with the MA1 is to find someone, somewhere who can perform a good, reliable carry trigger job. At its current price point (CDNN), the MA1 represents a solid value and I continue to enjoy shooting it but....my trigger clocks at under 6 lbs (feels heavier), I've done the recommended polishing of key parts as outlined by Big Taco and others, and I am still not satisfied. It's heavy break may be fine for self defense but I know that my range accuracy could be improved with a better, lighter trigger. If I could drop a pound off the break, I and a lot of other folks would be very happy. All the other enhancements - holsters, sights, after-market guide rods....all nice but until there's a fix for the trigger, whether it be a home kit or a gunsmith who knows the MA1 and is willing to take the project on, my MA1 will never acheieve the status of my other semi-automatics. And the current inability to perform this work on the MA1 is IMHO yet another reason why some folks gravitate to other guns despite their higher cost. Again, my opinion, if you love your MA1 just the way it is, great. But I want to make a good gun better and I feel we are too limited in this regard.