I saw the manufacturer (a guy with a table...lol) at a gun show many, many years ago. I think it was 60 or 65 bucks and it was just so insane I had to have it. I had just bought my first revolver (a stainless steel S&W .357 magnum) and this was where I found out that guns are like potato chips! I recently purged and I'm down to two guns... a S&W 9mm and this crazy "ultimate boot gun" which despite people offering me over $100 I just didn't want to part with! Although, you'd be much more likely to shoot off your own boot than actually defend yourself with it! The safety mechanism and the trigger are just nuts.