The 9000s has been discontinued and the market was recently flooded with them and the price went down. That is how it was explained to me. I have had two in 40 S&W and loved them. Got rid of the first in a trade and regretted it. Bought a second and let my brother talk me out of it. He wanted it for his backup to his duty weapon and for CCW and could not find one in his area so I sold him mine and have pined for it ever since. It is a very awkward gun to handle for some people, and has a very stiff double action trigger but in spite of this I still love that gun and hope to own another in 9mm someday.