If you want a range toy, don't get a GLOCK because there are more accurate guns out there. If you want a self-defense, you can consider it if its what floats your boat, but if you are uncomfortable with it for whatever reason, there are better guns in the world. If you want a gun that works reliably in places where you are bound to get your sidearm dirty, scratched, or in otherwise unpleasant circumstances, but don't want to ding an expensive gun, consider a GLOCK. Its pretty cheap for a decent quality gun, and I wasn't too heart broken when mine started acquiring scratches.
Marine, NRA member, SAF Defender's Club member, and constitutionally protected keeper and bearer of firearms