This. I buy a gun to shoot. The new Marlin I am picking up today will be shot. A lot. I will put enough rounds through it before I ever put the crosshairs on an animal to be 100% certain it will perform as expected.With the prices that the original Pythons are selling for, Colt probably thought these would be bought and put away to resell for a profit later. They never dreamed that someone would actually shoot them.