Yes, I have this discussion with myself almost daily:Grady, although the CS45 may be limited in capacity, the stopping power of the 45 ACP makes up for the shortfall. I guess there are tradeoffs for everything. My 9mm S&W 6906 has lots of firepower with a 12 round magazine. Yet one shop stopping power on average is less than the mighty 45 ACP. I like to be able to say on a daily basis, "Uhm, let's see. What should I carry today? Wheel gun or semi-auto? Decisions Decisions!!!
They do have a loyal following, although somewhat limited due to the many other options on the market, coupled with the fact that most of the 3rd gens are not being produced any longer. I've read good reviews on many forums, also. That's one reason I decided to get a few. I have not been disappointed.Personally I think that the 3rd Generation S&W will be high demand becuase of their concealabiliity an of course reputation. I am glad that you decided to keep it!