Well, I started out learning to shoot on a Glock 17 and 34. Bought a 17 as my first gun, did pretty well with it, carried it for my part time armed security job, then had some trouble with it going full auto, shearing off a frame rail, and then my grip was off so I kept getting sliced up. Gave up on glocks for a while. Shot several different guns, ended up getting 3 Sigs, 3 S&W maggie revolvers, Kimber, SA 1911, CZ-75bd. I shot my friends glock 17, and was really enjoying it. Then I shot a 19, and my hand still didnt get sliced up! Went to the store and picked up a 26. Wow! What a great little gun! Carries incredibly easily, 10+1 in 124+p 9mm is nice, plus the ability to use the 17 round mag if needed. I shot a Kahr PM9 before I got the 26, and the PM9 was pretty jumpy in terms of recoil with the hotter carry loads. The glock behaves much nicer and fits my hand better than the Kahr, which is way too thin for my hands. I also just got certified to teach the NRA basic pistol class, so I will be using the glock 26 as one of my range guns. Suprisingly easy to shoot for such a small gun! It has also been beating out my Sig p239 in .40 as my CCW gun! I solved my grip issues with my high grip and beefy hands by not holding my hand as high, and I didn't sacrifice any recoil control. Great little CCW gun that shoots like a full size!