This is my first post on Glock Talk. Before I owned a Glock I had a Colt stainless steel Combat Commander. It was a nice looking gun. It had checkered wood grips. The problem was that it was heavy and would jam every once in a while. I had a gunsmith work on the trigger and extractor. I was never fond of the 9mm. When Glock made a .40 S&W and I heard all the good things about them I had to take a look. The real clincher for me was the thought that if there was a round in the chamber all I had to do was pull the trigger to shoot the gun. There was no way to panic and not take the safety off. Then I had to think hard about carrying a gun that did not seem to have a safety. When you carry a .45 with a cocked hammer the idea of no safety works on your mind. Then I learned that the firing pin is not under enough pressure to fire the gun. You have to pull the trigger enough to power the firing pin spring before it can fire. They feel good in the hand, point at the target, and the trigger allows a good surprise break. Ive owned Glocks since 1993. I got two Glock 22s when they first came out. They were generation 2 frames. I traded one in 1998 for a Glock 27. This month I traded the last one for a generation 3, Glock 23. The Glock 23 was used, but looked new. It had been to the Glockmeister. It had Meprolite night sites, an extended Glock slide stop, and a frame plug. My plan was to trade the G22 for a G23 and then have the Glockmeister add those items. It was like finding gold. Then I went to Sportsmans Warehouse and got a Streamlight M3 for $90. I had a $10 off coupon. After that, I went to the Glockmeister and got a new 15 round G22 magazine with a Glock +2 extension for $30. That is 18 rounds before I have to change magazines. I should be able to fight in the night with this gun. The Glock 23 is now my general purpose and home defense gun. I have a co-worker that I talked into buying a Glock. He bought a Glock 23. It felt so much better than my G22 I had to trade it when the time was right. Now I need to take that bad boy out to the desert.