No thread, or individual persons opinion should weigh very heavily on the firearm choice you make. There are a lot of Glock haters on here, which I'm not surprised by, but before you go writing them off, shoot them for yourself. It IS true, you either f'n hate them or you love them. You need to feel whats right for you, it doesn't matter what I suggest or the majority talks crap about, but with that being said......... I myself personally love Glocks. Never had any FTF's with my current 17. I've owned at one point a 17, 22, 26, 34 & 36. Im in the market now for a Glock 30. On the flipside I've owned Taurus, Ruger, S&W, etc.. in 9mm, .40 and .45, but nothing ever felt so right as the Glock - so thats what I go back to. Good luck with finding the right gun. It's out there, sometimes you just have to hold a lot of them before you find THE ONE - like women.