Picked up a copy of Gun Tests, December 2013 issue at my dad's house over the weekend. They put a Gen 3 Glock 21 (should have been a Gen 4) up against a Ruger SR45. Personally, I think they should have compared the SR to the G30sf or 30s, as they are all 10+1 semi-autos. That being said, here's how they stacked up. They did like the ergonomics of the Ruger over the chunky Austrian, although the Glock holds three more rounds than the SR. They also had good things to say about the Ruger's ambi thumb safety and ambi mag-release buttons. The soft rubber insert for the grip also drew kudos from the GT staff. It was clear that Ruger had used many design cues from the older Glock, especially inside. The guys liked the simplicity of the Glock over the Ruger. They also said target acquisition was a bit quicker with the G21. Field-stripping favored the five piece Glock over the six piece Ruger. One of the Ruger's most important takedown parts, the cross pin, is also one of its smallest - advantage Glock. The Glock shot flawlessly with Winchester BEB 185 gr FMJs, Speer Lawman 230 gr FMJs and Corbon185 gr JHPs. The same cannot be said of the SR45. It had big time problems with the Winchester ammo. Most of the time the primer was "barely dented", according to GT. Advantage Glock. The other problem the GT staff had with the big Ruger was the magazine disconnect. The article concluded "Although we liked the SR45, we would not buy it until Ruger had eliminated the non-firing option when the magazine is removed." They said Ruger is trying to make the gun too safe (thank you, lawyers) and it could get an owner killed. I could not agree more. Not being able to fire your handgun with the mag out is defective logic. Glock 21 grade: A "We've always liked the simplicity of the Glock design. There are no controls you don't absolutely need, and while it might not be the finest gun for left-handed people, we liked its setup." Ruger SR45 grade: F "The gun had rugged good looks, was smoothed for easy holster entry, had excellent sights, easy takedown and workable checkering. It just didn't go bang all the time." I'm just relaying info here. Don't get butt-hurt if your SR45 is awesome. I love my Rugers and my Glocks.