There's some very good points on here. I bought my first gun, a Glock 19 Gen 4 about a month ago. I made the decision to purchase it base largely on this forum and doing other research online. It came down to a choice between this Glock 19 and a Walther PK380. I have yet to fire it because I'm waiting for the concealed weapons permit class. But the gun itself seems almost idiot proof. I watched youtube videos on how to load it, and I've even field stripped it and cleaned it based on videos and of course the manufactures instruction booklet. It's so easy to take apart. I never put my finger on the trigger, and I never point it at anything I don't want to destroy. And I always check to make sure a round isn't in the chamber. Correct me if I'm wrong but In Glaxico Burress's case, even if he had a loaded magazine in the gun, it shouldn't have been a problem as long as there wasn't a round in the chamber right? I mean you should be able to pull the trigger all day as long as you haven't chambered a round, and nothing will happen, a drop, a snap with the booger picker, whatever right? Call me an idiot and I see why people would want to keep a round chambered at all times, but I'm only going to do that if I'm in a threatening environment. I always treat the gun as if a round were chambered and I never drink or do drugs around weapons. So my question is: Is there a difference between a loaded Glock and a Glock with a chambered round. It seems like common sense but I could be wrong. Looking forward to my gun safety classes and going to the range, but I'm really happy with this gun and feel confident I could use it effectively in an emergency situation until then. Now to find the best rounds, I'll do a search in the forum for that, I'm sure there are just as many good ideas.