There may be finer weapons out there, but none come close to the Glock ( G19 in my case )for reliability, looks, or ease of use for 5 bills. Got this for CCW, but it shoots so nice, I usually leave the G17 at home. If you have large hands though, it will probably be too small for you. Negatives; 1)I'm a lefty, so the mag release is a pain. I've gotten good at using my bird finger for that, but it takes a bit of practice if your gonna use it as a defensive weapon. Could be shaped better with a lighter effort needed to release. 2)Dont care for the hollow behind the grip. I know there are plugs, but that item should come standard to remove if desired.