Hi everyone, today is my first time in my life EVER purchasing a GLOCK! now I know I might get canned for this one in here, but I've only owned and shot 1911's as a trophy. I've only heard good things in the past and present regarding the glocks. So??? I went out, felt and took a close look at 23 3rd generation 40 cal glock. I wanted a gun that can outstand any circumstance with precision reliability when it comes to a backup pistol in case of emergencies, or maybe not even a backup? Maybe the first pick before anything heinous happens. I really hope you guys can help me out on my chosen style. I know nothing much about the gen differences, 4th gen was not available in California, thanks everyone!