As mentioned before, the hubby is pushing for me to get a larger caliber. Of course, I'm sticking with a Glock (was there any doubt?!?). I LOVE my G17, but I wouldn't mind another. I tried the G23 and the "boom in the hand" aspect was a little much. Did not like the feel of it in my hand either, not sure why. Maybe because it wasn't my G17, or maybe it wasn't "right". Little did I know was the G23 is considered a compact. *rolls eyes* Teaches me to do research before getting all excited about a specific weapon. =) The next time I hit the range, I'm going to try a G22, which is pert near identical to the G17, which I like...because I CC my G17 and having another weapon closely "related" to my G17 would make the transition that much easier and quicker. My questions are: What are your experiences between the two (G22 vs G23) and which do you prefer, and why? Would you suggest either one for a woman, which and why? Gen 3 or Gen 4, and why?