Originally Posted by AZ Husker
I carry a G32C. The stories about blinding flash and burned flesh are hugely overblown.
The flash can be completely neutralized by careful ammo selection (most premium defensive loads flash very little, if any). Training can minimize the remote possibility of injury problems caused by the ports, just as knowledgeable defensive revolver shooters have dealt with magnum barrel/cylinder gap blast effects for decades.
I own a G17C and G19C, and have carried both at various times.