1) The grip felt so much better than the grip of other polymer framed pistols I held. 2) Years ago I watched a guy purposely drop his glock in sand with the action open, Kicked it around a bit and then proceeded to empty all 3 mags with not one failure. I am still impressed to this day. 3) Its so easy to strip. 4) I actually like the looks of it. 5) Repairs are simple. 1911s are my favorite but that has mostly to do with me being a WWI and WWII nut. Love vintage firearms. Glock now has a place in my home.