Well, yeah.I like the hipower, and don't underestimate nostalgia, but firearm industries have had unprecedented sales for Two YEARS and all we get are relaunch of dead designs and a rehashed 32 for full frame (9mm length) guns?
I think that is why Czechia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, and Chechnya lead the world in thinking outside the box for guns these days. Investors have made "American" money on the world stage, and can invest back home where the cost of innovating is cheap. When $15,000 a year is considered middle class, or better, you can afford to put more into tooling and R&D. Most of these companies have government contracts that guarantee stability.Hot dang, I wish you were wrong.
The truth is, real innovation is exceedingly expensive. Getting a new design really worked out and market ready for a brand like FN is mind boggling.
Taking something you already know works, and dressing it up for the 2022 market is MUCH more profitable.