Congrats.The class was at Sportsman's Warehouse here in Lexington, KY. After the written exam we had to drive over to Bud's range to do the shooting proficiency. Since there were 40 people in the class and we only had 3 lanes reserved, the instructor gathered us in a sitting room and we had to put our weapons on a table in the front for him to inspect before we were allowed to enter the range. When it was my turn I was able to look around and noticed I was the only one with an HK :8:. I took my P2000sk and when I did get into the range, he took a little extra time sizing it up (he was carrying a Glock).
I realize that the price tag of HK's may turn some people off but I expected to see more HK's in use than just mine! I was more excited to see the cache of weapons than shooting at the range.
As far as the HK price deterring people, I think it's more like alot of people see HK's as being overpriced... kinda like "If I can buy a 400$ Glock that will run as good as a HK then why would I buy a HK". I don't think it's that people don't have the money because almost every Glock guy I see in the Gun Shops and at the range own 1911's, Kimbers, Para, Springfields and these 1911's cost more than HK's. HK gets it due respect but I've heard from many people that they think they are overpriced and or overrated.