My "never buy gun" was a Glock for all the stated points, no thumb safety, plastic "U" shaped rear sights, points high, feels like a 2x4 in the hand, etc. Well I rented one at my local LGS and tried it out on their indoor range, walked right out of the range and right into their "Glock Shop" and purchased a Gen 3 G19! Love it as well as my Berettas, Stoegers, XD, 1911, FNS, Rugers, S&Ws, and CZs! Well like what happened after Sean Connery saying in 1971 that he would never again play James Bond, NEVER SAY NEVER!!