I was A Colt 1911 man for 20 years, until the "wondernine" craze started, and then I packed a Ruger P89 on duty, and a Taurus PT92 or 99 off duty. I was pleased with all these firearms. I was aware of the Glock pistol line, but since I had what I needed to have, I really paid them no attention. Then one day at the range a Deputy U.S. Marshall offered to let me shoot his Model 21. I was hooked. I got one for Christmas from my darling wife, and it has performed as well or better than any other pistol I have carried. And Geez, it's a .45! Now I see these guns are being scorned as "tupperware guns", "plastic crap". I don't see this. My G21 is reliable, ergonomic, (at least for my hand), and very accurate. I have shot probably a half a dozen different kinds of ammunition through it without any problems. Why all the animosity? Is it the old "if it ain't wood and steel, it's junk" syndrome? I just don't get it.