I have been on a bit of a Glock kick lately. I was at my dealer put my first g19 on lay-a-way today and one of the other regulars said to me..."I cannot believe you are buying that. It just doesn't seem like your style. There is no prestige at all in owning one of those things." You know what...he is 100% correct. There is no prestige in owning any Glock. That made me think. If there is nothing prestigious about them why is Glock so successful? It is because they work. When you look at a Glock it is very obvious no one sat down and said "How do we make this gun look good?" or "How do we make this gun look intimidating?" It doesn't have fancy finishes or exaggerated lines and serrations. It is simple in form and function. That is what Glock does. They provide a no frills weapon that has unbeaten functionality and they are the best at what they do. That is why they are successful. So when i want to impress someone I will pull out my Colt Python, my Sig P229, my Colt 1911, or my Smith & Wesson revolver. When I go on a hike and want something I can drop in a creek and still count on to work I will grab my Glock.