From the shadow of Mt Hood
Not really -- it's about 30 miles away, but the title means that I don't live too close to Portland, and that's a good thing.
I've been shooting Glocks since the late 90s, when I first heard of them. I hated them at first sight, and thought they were ugly. I began shooting in the 70s, and my reference points for 'attractive' firearms were N frame Smiths and Colt 1911s. At that time, I think only Colt made a 1911, so I always want a new 1911 to look like a 70s Colt.
Anyway, the Glock has gotten under my skin. It is so simple to operate and take down (compared to a 1911!), it seems to me that if only one sidearm was made on earth, it should be the Glock. I only wish they'd make a G22-sized single stack .45 ACP. That would be the perfect carry gun. After shooting 1911s for so long, it was hard to adjust to a gun that was difficult to customize. But that simplicity is also a kind of beauty. Not even the stock slide release tempts me to replace it with an 'extended' version because it works so well as designed. I do like a Jentra plug though, I'll say that.
I have a Gen 3 G22 -- don't care for the look of the Gen 4 -- and will buy a Gen 3 G23 soon. I love that compact frame size, magazine capacity, balance, and visual aesthetic. I'm more or less committed to limiting myself to the .40 to simplify ammo purchases. (I have leftovers of lots of calibers, and will keep them to 'barter' when that becomes necessary, but I'm confident in the .40). I'll get a KKM .357 barrel to expand my capability, and a KKM .40 to have a supported chamber.
That's it. If you read all this, I'm impressed. See you out there in the forums.