i picked up my ordered springfield TRP as planned, but when i walked around the counter to look for holsters this O.D. green glock 31 .357sig called my name. i picked it up and put it down and picked it up and put it down. i told them to put it away, i didnt want it and as im making my way towards the register to pay for the new springfield i went back and told them to box the glock up too.
the TRP is amazing. shooting it is a real pleasure. i tell the bullets where to hit, and they comply. my groups are tighter than ever (from a handgun, anyway). the only downside to the TRP is that i feel its to nice to carry when im camping/hunting for fear of banging it up. perhaps this will pass after the "new" wears off it. my brother gave me the "i wouldnt own a gun i was scared of scratching" bit, but its not like i dont have 2 dozen others to choose from when im roughing it.
the glock is a fine shooter too, especially considering it sold for about 1/3 the cost of the TRP. its not in the same league in terms of tolerances, but (despite the very rapid, almost "sharp" recoil of the .357 sig) its relatively smooth and i wouldn't hesitate to trust it with my life just the same. the only real downside (thats also an asset in many ways) is the lack of a safety. i can lay a 1911 beside me in the bed and i know that between the trigger, thumb safety, and grip safety that the possibility of an AD isnt a realistic concern. with the glock i would be uncomfortable laying it anywhere unholstered. laying it on the truck seat or anywhere unholstered would be a bad idea.
partially out of 1911 loyalty, and partly out of ignorance i resisted buying a glock for many years. i regret having waited so long, its one amazing tool. the only downside i find is the grip angle, but that can be corrected by filling the pocket with a laser grip. the wifey enjoyed everything about my g31 except for the recoil....we're ordering a g19 for her.