I respect your opinion but disagree. Look at the 1911. I don't see that going anywhere soon. And even if the classic P series does not have that kind of history, Military or otherwise, I think they're much better for the modern gunner. And that's really the point. I didn't choose the P229 because it's a classic SIG. I bought one because it literally is the best pistol out there for my needs. I've owned dozens and this is by far the best gun I've owned for under $1,000. In fact, very few pistols come close in my opinion.Sadly, I don't think new versions of the all metal Classic P's are going to be part of the future for all that much longer anyway. The plastic striker guns will continue take market share and mostly all be optics ready - - done deal. I won't buy one, but then I haven't purchased a recently made brand new Sig in years. I own one railed P229 that sometimes serves HD duty, but mostly that job is taken by an AR pistol.