Went to the LGS today. Handled a few different guns. Ended up going with a Glock 23 Gen 4. Just seems like a nice package. I carry mid size compacts typically so I could carry this if I wanted. I figure parts availability and accessories (especially conversion barrels if I go that route) is hard to beat with Glocks. I must say I still love the Gen 4 texture and the tiny reduction in trigger reach is a nice plus for my hands. There were also a bunch of boxes of the black and white Winchester boxed 180 gr 40SW bonded JHP. My understanding is this is government overrun. Either way it seemed decent and I got 100 rds of defense ammo for $40. The availability of stuff for the 40SW is really encouraging. Will post a range report or update late this weekend.
Know the status of your weapon
Keep your muzzle oriented so that no one will be hurt if the firearm discharges
Keep your finger off the trigger until you have an adequate sight picture
Maintain situational awareness