TBH, I've never found NC shrouds to be expensive- in the sense that, when you compare his stuff to other's offerings, you're getting more value for your money. His reflex shrouds are EXTREMELY quiet. One of his reflex shrouds made my 70+ fpe .30 Condor backyard friendly (and I live in a gun UN-friendly state!). You won't find a product FOR THE SAME COST with that level of sound suppression. He also makes sure you're satisfied. If you're not satisfied, contact him and he'll endeavor to make it right. Almost all my guns have worn a NC LDC at one point or another. I've never been dissatisfied with one of his LDC's.