You are laying in bed. Beside you on the nightstand is a Ruger LC9.
Your friend is laying in his bed and beside him is a Les Baer 1911 Ultimate Master Combat Pistol.
Simultaneously, someone breaks into each of your homes. You grab the LC9 and go to work dropping the bad guy. Your friend grabs his Les Baer with the same results.
Law enforcement officers show up. No one goes to jail. Except the weapons.
Do you think your $400 Ruger is going to be treated any different than your friend’s $2800 Les Baer? NOPE. Both will end up with a zip tie through the barrel and in a card board box sealed and placed in an evidence room. For an indefinite period of time.
I love fine firearms just as much as anyone else. I LOVE my Les Baer. But given the choice of a carry gun vice a piece of art, I would much rather my carry gun to be functional and inexpensive. Because they will all end up in the same place if you ever have to go to work with one.
Just my two cents.