There's something very right with the balance and feel of the G19. It matches my idea of what a string of shots should feel like, in terms of the point of aim, ability to stay on target, consistency from shot to shot. It is just large enough to get a good grip on it, as opposed to the tradeoff of the sub-compacts. It's reliable, accurate, and small enough to conceal well. Of the Glocks, it's my all-time favorite for these reasons. I'd say it's a solid candidate for one of the best pistols made.