I just bought my first polymer pistol. I have not been a fan of 'plastic' pistols before. However, due to physical disability, I had started looking at dao or striker pistols. I had a Beretta 40 cal., but the da/sa action was becoming to difficult on first shot( da) . I looked at several diffetent brands/models. Springfield xdm;Smith and Wesson M&P; Sig 250; and Glock 22,23,26etc. I did research and handled all of the above. I finally decided on a Glock 23, gen4. I chose the Glock because I liked the way it felt in my hand; Glock reputatipn of reliability; Sig was a liitle more expensive; Smith was a little heavier;;and Springfield was issuing a recall.(though not on the xdm's). I chose the gen 4 because of the extra mag, and modidied mag release. First day I got it I took it to the range. I gathered up all the different types and brands of ammo I had and shot some of each of it. Fmj's; hp's frangible, brass and aluminum cased. I had no problems with any of it! And man, the 23 was so accurate ! I loved shooting it. I put about 150 rds through it that day., and the next day webt to an outdoor range and put another couple hundred rounds through it! I am sold. Say what you want, but I am so glad I got the Glock. Biggest problem I have now with it, I want to shoot it all the time!