New around here. Thought I would chime in with the story of my purchase to help others looking to buy. I just brought home my new G23 Gen 3 today after buying last night. I could have got a Gen 4 but saved a few bucks and honestly did not know if the differences really mattered too much. I have been a .45 guy from my military days and fully intended to go that route. I went to the shop planning to buy a G30 or an XDs. I ruled out the XDs for now mainly because it was too small for what I want to do right now. So that left me with the G30 until the salesman showed me the G23. At first I was a bit put off because of the smaller round (after all I did want a 45), but the G23 felt so good. So I got the G23. Just wanted to offer to prospective buyers to be open to all options despite them not being what you think you want. You may just be surprised like me. Now to find some time to get to the range. Oh, do you all suggest to clean the gun before the first shoot? Thank you for all of your help both now and future.