The fact that I don't have to stress over moisture, dust and every day beating and banging scars from carrying my Glock like I did with my springfield-armory 1911! Sets it apart from all the others! When I carried my Springfield I had to almost daily clean the surface rust off and cringed when I noticed scratches from carrying or hauling in the truck seat. Since I bought and started carrying my g23 it never enters my mind! Its one less thing to think about every day!