Hello Bama, Very interesting comments. And I had no idea the .45 Glock round never caught on. But it is and has been a great favorite with SF indivual soldiers. I used to think the old Colt .45 was the best(reliable & knock-down power)all around hand gun,though,for whatever reason,some find it difficult to shoot effectively. I have carried my .45 Glock since it made an appearance years ago-as did the majority of my old team mates. And like any weapon-it is best if employed for whatever is intended(i.e.pistols are usually fired in a hostile environment from less than three feet range;or "hand-to-hand combat range).