It started about 18 months ago. I was in the market for a small carry gun. While I was comfortable around guns and had owned a few at that point, I wasn’t much of a pistoleer. I ended up scoring a NIB Smith & Wesson M&P Shield in .40 S&W. It was, and is, a fantastic gun. As summer months approached I decided to get a pocket gun and wound up with an M&P Bodyguard .380. Also an excellent gun, but each choice made me want more. More rounds, more grip, more accessories. Which brought me to . . .
GLOCK. For a while I didn’t get the hype that GLOCK garnered. I had shot many different models and calibers, but I never got excited about a GLOCK. I knew of their top notch reliability. I just hadn’t ever really considered one. I certainly don’t consider myself to be a ‘gun snob’ as I own many different firearms from different manufacturers.
I carry the G19 regularly now. I replaced the (excellent to me) factory sights with Meprolights and put on the large backstrap. There’s nothing I can say about the 19 that hasn’t been said before. Though, as a lefty, I can certainly appreciate the reversible mag release.
I’ve got hundreds of rounds down range and, besides a grip issue of mine, it’s been dead nuts reliable, as expected. I experience perfect reliability with factory mags (which I carry), Magpul PMAGs, even the Korean 33-round sticks and the 50-round drum.