Hi all! Let me give you some back story... I was born and raised in El Salvador Central America, due to that fact I am quite familiar with different firearms. However, I left El Salvador in the early 90's to attend School in California. I was surprised at how many hoops I needed to jump through to obtain a CCW and a firearm (I have always been a US citizen as my Mother was born in the US). I completed school and was hired in Cali to work in the tech industry. While in California I found it very difficult to purchase a firearm and more so to obtain a Carry permit. So I just did not. I remember thinking the BG's do not have permits or waiting periods... So I lived in Cali for 15 years without a firearm. Now I live in Arizona I have been here for about 4 years. I read up on the laws here and watched many videos and went shooting many times at the dif. ranges and found GLOCK. I was a revolver man before... Now I have purchased a G17 G4 that is just perfect. Love the accuracy and ease of use. Weight is a big factor. I have applied for my CCW permit and am looking forward to future training. I am now a GSSF member and looking forward to the event in Tucson planning on attending with my eldest son. Have plans of purchasing a g26 g4 as a backup pistol. I am looking forward to interacting with the forum and learning more about the Glock and the folks that have them.