With that said, and to continue with my analogy........BMW wasn't the innovator of cars either.....they just copied Henry Ford, so I guess BMW's are also clones. My point behind my original statement is (in my opinion)......HK's are like BMW's.......their craft has created a far better firearm, than say a Ford Pinto. Sure you can go out and buy a Jennings .380 for $50....and when it jams on every shot....you got what you paid for. On the flip side, you can go out and buy a HK45C, pay $800, and know that every shot, without a doubt will reach it's target.
I guess it just falls down to personal preference. I'm not bashing other firearm makers.....I mean I've got a 30 cal M1 that knocks out dimes at 100 yards. Hell....I shot a snapping turtle's head off at 100 yds back in the day, and that thing has NEVER jammed....NEVER. But it rattles like a bucket of scrap iron when you open the chamber. Doesn't matter though....I wouldn't sell it anyway.