I just got my first Glock, one of the new 39s, last week Although there's not much difference on paper between a model 30 (45ACP) and a 39 (45GAP), the latter definitely fits my hand a whole lot better. Come to think of it, there's even less overall difference between a 3" and a 2¼" revolver, but the snub-nosed is universally recognized as being easier to carry. So I think the model 39 in particular will find a ready market for concealed carry use. Shooting the Glock was a revelation! I had traded in an AMT 45 Backup (and more than a little bit of money) on the 39. The AMT is a nice gun, but was somewhat, err, excessively vigorous in recoil ;I I never considered it really un-managable, but by the end of any extended practice session it just wasnt much fun to shoot. The Glock only weighs 2/3 as much, so I was expecting similar recoil. To my very pleasant surprise, I found the Baby Glock to handle more like my Ruger 45. Not at all unpleasant to shoot. In fact, I think its more comfortable to shoot than a full-size 1911 (although that may just be me - I also think my P90 is noticeably more comfortable than a 1911). The abbrievated grip was no problem at all. Again, that may just have been the fact that the Glock grip was such a vast improvement over the even shorter (and far more difficult to hang onto) AMT grip. The trigger is going to take a little getting used to. It would be an injustice to call it an improvement over the AMT trigger (because a crowbar would be an improvement over the AMT trigger). Even though the Glock trigger feels weird compared to the pistols I'm familiar with, I immediately noticed that the 39 is more accurate than I was last week. I hadn't been shooting for several years, and it really showed ;Q Sigh. I used to be able to nail soda pop cans at 25 yards. But the 39 was so much fun to shoot that I'm sure I'm going to be be getting some more practice soon.