Montana Golds were a USPSA staple for a long time and supported the sport. They were never cheap, relatively speaking. Back when Ranier bullets were $54/K of 40sw, MGs were selling for upwards of $75-$100/K. They always provided samples at major USPSA matches for many to try. I just could never afford them. I found that going to Moly bullets lowered the amount of powder I needed, the cost of bullets and meant more shooting for me. The downside of moly is the smoke but it's still less than pure lead.