It's a sad day when utilitarian polymer pistols are treated like ornamental 1911s.
However, is the Costa starpower or hysteria making the firearms training world more mainstream ala the television series Top Shot? After all, I'm pretty sure that Costa's Adidas sponsorship is a firearms industry first outside of hiking boots manufacturers. Of course, there's Larry Vickers and his videogame partnership. So, what is it? Are video games giving us more shooters? Is shooting becoming mainstream? Are we sneering too quickly or do we need to make sure that shooting remains a serious pursuit sans starpower and idolization of certain firearms trainers?
As always, when choosing a well known trainer, remember their roots.