I just purchased my first Glock, a Glock 27 gen4. I'm an old hand at carrying concealed, got my first permit back in '89. I've carried all manner of pistols from derringers to magnums, wheel guns to semi-autos. Finally decided to join the Glock crowd after deciding the .40 S&W might be the cartridge for me. I looked into some of the other platforms for the .40, but in the end the G27 gen4 just felt right at home in my hand and the reputation of the company is second to none. I already spend a lot of time at the range playing with my pet AR-15. I built it from scratch chambered in 6.8mm (6.8 SPC II, specifically). Now, I've got another great reason to spend time at the range. I live in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, so a good part of the year I'm setting up targets in snow knee deep or deeper.