Are there any other choices?
Well, by default, these things have to be good, it is one of your only choices for hardware in this country! Everything else will be imported from Europe. That being said, BD, with its roots in Chouinard equipment has been at this game for a long, long time, and knifeblades and bugaboos are big wall, alpine, and mixed climbing rack standards. Always good to have a selection of 3 of each for the above mentioned endeavors, and the BD pins have never ever failed me.