:jawdrop: I've never been a fan of them; I know that they are reliable, capable weapons, but I care about how a gun looks- I've always thought that they were on the ugly side. A local shop (a convenience store 3 miles away) has a decent little gun shop, selling Rugers, Glocks, Hi Points, Smiths, Charter Arms, and Brownings. There was a G27 gen 3 in the case, and I liked the power to size ratio. I did some internet researching, and decided to pick it up. I like shooting 40, and I like the size of the gun. It isn't a work of art, but it is a quality tool. I ran it today, and it will do the job. It has some kick, but I didn't find it unmanageable or disagreeable. I look forward to running it more, and getting used to a Glock/striker fired gun. Saying all of that, I don't have any desires for any others in the lineup. I have what I want, and my favorites are still my SR1911 and my Sig Sauers.