I owned a 228 back when I was a private in the army, and had more money than sense. I liked it. Only reason I sold it was money got tight and I could get more for it than I could for my G23. I've looked at the M11a1s and around here the go for just north of 1g. I think I paid 700 bucks for my 228 back in 97. I'd own one if I could convince the better half I needed it.