This is my first handgun of any sort and I have been debating which handgun to pick for months. I have been reading many posts here for the past few weeks and I had finally decided on a G19. Bought it new on Tuesday and picked it up today. I could hardly wait the 3 day period and showed up this morning trying to get them to give it to me a few hours early, no go. But it was worth the wait! I headed down to my local range and quickly pounded out 200 rounds! It was so much better than I ever imagined! Solid accurate ( at least for a beginner like myself it seemed accurate) I know I will need tons of practice before I become a competent shooter (poor me!);f Anyway I saw the love you guys showed for your Glocks and put much weight in your words. Thanks so much! I could not agree more. I can tell that me and my Glock are going to be together for a LOOOONG time.