Well I'm a recovering 1911 guy and bought my first Glock in Oct, 2011. Yea, I was around in the 80's when Glock came to town but decided to wait until the plastic gun proved itself. By the 90's it had, standard issue for most police department but I said, "it doesn't fit my hand well so..." 30 years later and finally, Gen 4 G19! 2210 rounds and not a single malfunction of any kind, carry's as well as my Springfield EMP and shoots almost as accurate as my 5", 44oz. Government model (.5% malfunction rate). Well, better late to the party than never. By the way, I posted my best IDPA scores ever with the Glock... Go figure, the gun that doesn't fit my hand well... I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.