Hello I am Derek from the North. I am just getting into Pistols and Pistol shooting. I've been trying a few hand guns at the local Range, So far I really don't like the Browning 22 Pistol, and the revolver style pistols. I have been watching youtube videos on the Glock 17's and the Glock Long slides. Tomorrow is my first date with a Glock 17 Long slide at the local Range. I will determine then if I like to purchase it then or try a different model. Anyways enough of me babbling.