WhenI bought my 36 in November of '06 I soon joined this forum. I may have posted some in here shortly there after but it has been a while since I've even looked in on this forum. In the almost 6 years and after exactly 3,000 rounds I have gotten to know this little gun very very well. I rotate several different guns that I carry regards the weather how I'm dressed or what I'll be doing but I carry my trusty 36 more often than all the others put together. Despite it's short sight radius it is very accurate and 100% dependable like my other 3 Glocks. I just can't overstate what a great gun this is. I carry it with 2 extra mags either in an IWB, OWB or shoulder holster. It conceals easily and is so comfortable that after I've had it on for a few minutes I forget I'm wearing it. As far as Mas and Hickock and their opinions are concerned I know that they are both very knowledgeable but they are human and therefore imperfect. I will listen to other but I form my OWN opinions based upon my OWN experiences, preferences and perceptions. I dislike reading all the negative comments about it. I guess a lot of people have had problems with it but mine had been flawless. I actually put off getting it for about a year because of all the terrible things I was reading here on GT. But it was exactly what I wanted to carry. A small single stack .45acp. I had been carrying my 23 for the last couple of years but I'm a .45 kinda guy and I really wanted to get a 36. I finally decided to take the leap of faith and get one. I figured that if I didn't like it I could always palm it off on my brother-in-law. heh heh heh. But the only thing I didn't like was that I wasted all that time before I got it. Now, anytime I see someone post that they just got a new 36 or they are thinking about getting a new 36 I always jump in and offer positive comments and opinions. And I don't have to exaggerate either. In fact it would not be possible to exaggerate because it has lived up to and exceeded my every expectation. I was a little uneasy with it for a while but I kept having one good range trip and experience with it after another and now, nearly 6 years and 3K rounds later I'm still lovin' it.