So I go looking to buy a pistol, one I can target shoot, conceal/use for self defence but still be affordable, both for the gun and for the ammo to practice with. I've talked to a number of gunsmith's in my area and they all have personell fav's ( i.e Wilson CQB, Smith & Wesson .40, whatever), but when I bring up the issue of durability/life expectancy, they all say Glock 9mm. I've read stuff about them and shot one, but I'm interested in what makes them so great? I'm willing to spend the cash to get one, but I want a gun that wont crap out on me when I need it most. oh yeah, and what's up with the stories of Glocks exploding when people fire them? I thought they were Indo-Struck-O-Ble. . .