I'm with you Josh. A year ago I purchased a new Gen 4 Glock 19 just to see for my self what all the Glock hype was all about. To my eye it ain't pretty, no way. It is striker fired which gives some a problem. It has a lot of polymer but it is not alone in that department. It is not my favorite pistol by any means. But it is by far the easiest to shoot well pistol I ever picked up. The very first mag full had two failures to eject properly with UMC bulk 115gr. ammo. Since then there have been many hundred rounds down the tube most of which were my reloads of 124gr. Rem or Win fmj and there has not been any problems or failures since that first mag. It just works, ain't pretty, and not a favorite, just works and works well. I can see why many people like them. I won't knock them but I will probably not buy another one. Just too many other pistols out there that I would rather have.
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