ok I have had Gaston for about a year now, (yes Iv named it) I have shot MOST 9mm pistols that are available in the U.S. including Beretta, Walther, Taurus, Jennings, Ruger, HK, Sig, Ect. and my Glock 19 is the only one Id trust to be my familys ONLY protection!!! I buy the CHEAPEST ammo available with not 1 misfire, and Iv just now cleaned it after shooting at least once a week, and 150-400 rounds at a time for almost a year just to see how it would hold up. Did I say not ONE mis-fire!! As far as EASY field stripping the Beretta is the only comparison, how ever Iv had misfires with the Berettas. The only thing thing Iv noticed, as far as wear and tear with my already 15 yr old gun, is my casings have a little dented crease in the tip of the opening, if any one has experienced the same thing, let it be known please. Thank you Gaston Glock!!!!!