The glock 26 is like the pretty girl you grew up with that lived next door. You know what you are getting, no surprises. She may not be a super model, but you know she is a quality person with low maintenance and can spend the rest of your life with. From my limited experience, but lots of research the cm9 is like the hot girl you met when you moved to the big city. You are going to have to work for it. She has her own attitude and way of doing things and you need to work hard at the beginning to get her to notice you and then respond to you. If you play your cards right and are patient, it can really pay off, but it is a process.