Thanks again for all your insights. I have one carry gun right now. A Glock 19. I like this gun and it fills most all my needs. Also am on a budget which precludes buying many new guns. Need your advise. Should I buy a second used 19 as a backup, or if possible, buy a Glock 30 which I can also use as a winter gun. Really the winters in my part of Va are not bad and I don't knowif a 45 is a must. Just looking to pick your brains. What is your opinion of the 30?