Out of curiosity, what is the finish on the slide like? Is it the shiny Tenifer or is it the matte grey finish? The pics posted here look like the shiny finish, but its hard to tell for sure.
My Gen4 26, less than a year old, has the 'new' finish and I really don't like it. Its already scratched and scuffed, where my early 2000s 19 is still in great shape. A local gun store has a variety of Gen4 pistols, some with the light grey matte finish, and some with the shiny finish.
I fully intend to buy a Gen4 29 in sometime in the next coupld of months, but if the finish is the 'cheaper' matte version, I might just get an older Gen3.
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