absolutely! A custom gun does a couple things for you. First of all if you have one built by a reputable smith then it gives you the piece of mind to know that your shiz is going to run like a hose. I have found in the very short time I have been involved in this sport that it is similar to other physical/mental sports like tennis, golf and things of that nature, 99% mental and 1% other shtuff. So, if you have a high-quality custom that runs then you don't have that extra facet of your game to worry about, you can focus on the sights lifting and calling your shots. Pride in ownership is a little one for some people but I like showing stuff off. I work hard and like to spend my money on stuff that makes me feel good about all the work. Custom guns do that more for me than a stock gun. You can make GM with a bone stock Edge I would bet but it is more fun to do it with some bling in your hand. These guns aren't tools for me, they are art and they represent the fine people that build them and I like to rock the cool shiz!!!! You can't shoot a cowboy with a bent arrow so it about the arrow, sometimes as much as it is the injun.