I disagree that it's a "platform" thing. I now own every *major* striker fired contender except the HKVP9 and this one is by far the highest bore axis.....which is a large point of the reason to go striker fired in the first place (other than the consistent trigger pull). JMO of course, but it just isn't well designed for a striker gun. It honestly looks like it should have a hammer. I'll reserve my final judgement for after I've put a few hundred rounds down range, but that's my initial reaction.