My personal thoughts. I own a Glock 17C and I consider it to be a good handgun in its pricerange. I've also shot sig P228, CZ75B and HK USP 9mm. The Glock is not great. But its main strongpoint is simplicity. The drawbacks are: bulkyness around the grip due to hi cap doubble stacked magazines and a triggerpull that I find just horrible. The triggerpull is also a feature of the glock, Gaston probably figured out that the gun is supposed to be fired in high stress situations where the shooter doesen't pay much attention to the finess of the trigger anyways, so he stopped worrying about it and got drunk instead
In a way it's a good thing becase if you learn the glock triggerpull and stay on mark consistent, you can shoot so much more without any effort with a sig P228 for instance
The Glocks are also known for being reliable, but still I seem to have an issue with my 17C (doesen't eject the casing). It seems to occur more with one of the magazines then with the others and the freqency is around 5 per cent with 115 gr ammo and 1-2 per cent with 124 gr ammo. I suspect a weak magazine spring with the combination of a weak recoil spring and compensator for 115 gr loads. I'm going to try the magazine with both 115 gr and 147 gr load to see if there's difference in cycling. Next step would be to replace the magzine spring and find a recoil spring that is suitable for 115 gr CCI blazer Brass without any hickups. Any thoughts on this?