I had a client a about two years back ask me to recommend a good pistol that he could use for self defense in the home and play time on the range. So I inquired about his experience with firearms and further delved in to specifics about his needs. He had decent experience with firearms (mostly hunting rifles) and had a clear understanding of firearms safety. This was going to be easier than usual. Often I get people with no firearm experience. I started going over different characteristics of pistols that would fit his needs. He did not want a wheelgun so we were covering various models of auto loaders. So there I was going over the characteristics of various pistols, he had his choices narrowed down to a SIG 229 or Glock 19/23. And Ill be damned I sold MYSELF on a G23. I had a G19 in the early 90s (was actually my wifes, but after a hot brass and a low cut shirt episode she claimed my GP-100 as hers and I was awarded the G19) but was not overly impressed with it. Could be I was not ready to jump on the wonder nine bandwagon of the mid-late 80s but for whatever reason it got camped out in my safe and sold a few years later. My usual carry pieces were a Kimber compact 1911 and/or S&W J frame and continued to be right up until I actually convinced myself that a G23 would be perfect for me after working with a client. So I ordered a G23 immediately. My client was laughing. We were going to hit the range the following weekend to try out a SIG 229 and G19 to see which he preferred. I told him it looked as though he will get to try a G23 out too. It arrived the next day. So in the end he decided on a G19 and I had a new G23. After over a decade of using a compact 1911 and J frame as my primary carry pieces I was a new fan of Glock and now my primary carry pieces are a Glock 23 and S&W 642. I sold many Glocks and own/have owned many different carry pistols but never really considered a Glock as my primary carry rig. Go figure. Now my 23 is just about as perfect of a carry rig for me as can be. The reason I remembered how I came to love a Glock, is because that client (now friend) called the other day talking about how he loves his Glock and is buying a G26 (to go with his new CCW permit) and asked if I still carried my G23. I laughed told him that yes , I convinced us BOTH to buy Glock that day.