Before anyone says one word, I know all about the torture tests that the Glock bases all of their advertising on, so I'm not interested in that. Besides, the Springfield XD did the same torture tests, and I don't see them jacking up their prices on their products (in my opinion, the XD is an obvious better platform on all levels when compared to the Glock). I would actually consider purchasing something like a Glock Model 19 just to have as a nice little "all-purpose" uber Tennifer-finished weapon around the house. The problem is these things are priced so high, I might as well invest in a Kimber MIM wonder or something like that...lol. Why does the Glock company insist on raping the general community on Glocks when Smith and Wesson are making the same design (with different finish and different fire control assembly) for about 250 dollars less? It seems like the only way to get a halfway decent deal on a Glock is to get the LE/military pricing on it (but what about the rest of the folks out there?). I may stir up some trouble from the Glock folks here, but you gotta call it what it is. The Glock works, but it's NOT worth the 550 dollars ( on average) pricetag. Get it down to around 450 dollars (like the Springfield XD9 in my area), and I may begin to act like I'm interested. Better yet, get it down to closer to the price of the S&W Sigma, and watch sales take off like a rocket. Is Glock taking lessons from certain car manufacturers these days?