At one point in time I was kind of the same opinion and thought! Me referring to them as Combat Tupperware!
I have always been a fan of the 357 S&W, 45 ACP 1911s and 45 ACP Sig 220 pistols. Then one day the Chief advised we had several officers purchasing Glock pistols for off duty since it was not our issue gun. With no disrespect to the Chief I laughed and advised I would send someone to Glock Combat Tupperware Armorer School right away!
I had a letter in my mail box a week later and guess who was signed up for the Glock Armorer School? You guessed it "ME"!
I went to the school and initialy as ugly as I thought the gun was it was a design of simplicity and genious!
Later we tested several pistols for a new duty issue gun. The top two pistols from the vigerous test was the Glock 22 40 Cal and the Sig 40 Call I believe the 226 version. The range was the proof in the pudding! The scores from those using the Glocks reflected a 30% improvement on scores for the officers. I later went to advanced Glock Armorer School as well being the Range Master and Senior Armorer for the Metro. I carried one for the last 4 years of my carrier. And the pistol performed flawlessly as did all of them in service on the agency. I presently own a Glock Model 22 40 Cal. (My Retirement Duty Weapon Gift) A Model 27 Golck 40 Cal. and a Glock 9mm I got a great deal on. Haven't shot the 9mm yet and prefer the ballistics of the 40 over that of the 9mm. But although I like the steel pistols they are fine pistols. I would not be hesitent to recommend a Glock to anyone who wants a good quality, dependable and accurate pistol for protection or duty.
In closing I carry the Model 27 for concealment and have for years. A safe holster for any pistol is required for concealment. Covers the trigger guard area of the pistol!