I have a Glock 38 and like it fine, not sure I like it better than my 23.
The 45 GAP / G38 makes for a soft shooting combo.
I've had the pistol (G38) several years and only shot a few hundered rounds through it.
I'm finally ready to handload some 45 GAP, if I can get about 950 fps with a Hornady 185 XTP I'll be satisfied.
Some places are typically safer than others, but criminals are mobile and may show up in a typically safe place without notice.
Strive to always carry the gun you would carry on the "bad" side of town.