I have been thinking about how the STI R Plus came to be in North America. IMO forum members like DJ helped make this happen with his countless, REAL WORLD DOCUMENTARY type videos, showing the awful audio ramp up of the 9500CI and major achilles heel, the lack of quick trigger ability. I really feel that his videos played a HUGE role on making the STI R Plus a reality in North America! The STI R Plus replaced the mentally challenged 9500CI. It IS what the 9500CI was meant to be if it were not for the egomaniac executives at Escort ruining the vision of the 9500CI.