Thank you for all the information on the forum ... it's a good read.
I'm a teacher in Johannesburg and found your forum while doing research on what handgun to buy after I found my neighbour bleeding in the street; he was pistol-whipped in a home invasion.
I have owned a G17 Gen 4 since September last year, have run about 4000 rounds through it (without any cases hitting me in the face
) and I am doing my IDPA new shooter orientation and shooting my first classifier tomorrow morning.
Looking forward to being a "real" member of Glock Talk.