I never thought I'd see the day that my old Model 10 S&W would be retired as my nightstand gun but I bought an unfired secondhand Glock 17 last summer (my first) and it has proven 100% reliable, dirty or clean, with all types of ammo. She shoots to point of aim at combat distances and groups very well. Add the Tenifer finish and polymer frame and there you go. I'm still an S&W man but as the saying goes, "You show your Smiths and Colts to your friends and you show your Glock to the bad guys." It's like a hammer in the tool box, it doesn't have to be pretty, it just has to work.