I've owned a 9mm Glock 19 for about 4 1/2 years. It is the most comfortable pistol that I have ever shot, the easiest to maintain and for all intents and purposes, indestructable. I also own a 1911 .45ACP Kimber Custom Eclipse II, which is beautiful to look at, very reliable, but not as comfortable to shoot as the Glock (the Glock 19's smaller frame fits my hand better). My dilemma - I prefer the big bore performance of the 1911 but the Glock 19 is more comfortable to shoot. 'Thank you' Mr. Glock for resolving my problem. With the introduction of the Glock 38, I get the best of both worlds - big bore performance with the frame size of the Glock 19. It doesn't get any better than this. By the way, can anyone tell me how the recoil of the .45ACP in a full size 1911 compares to that of the Glock 38 in .45GAP?