I’m sure this has been discussed a lot, but since I’m not all that active on this forum, and I can’t really find it in a search, I’m wondering how the grip texture feels in the Gen 4's? History. I own two Gen 3 G17's. I’ve had a Gen 3 G19 on order from the LGS for about 3 months. No rush, but I’ve been bugging them lately, so I get a call. Your gun is in. I get there, and it’s a Gen 3 G19, but it’s compensated. Not what I want, so they reorder. Get phone call a week later. Gun is in. However, it is a Gen 4 G17. Good Grief. Since it was the first time I have ever seen a Gen 4 in person, I decided to handle it. Recoil spring was much easier to remove than my Gen 3 models, however, the texture on the grip feels like it could cause irritation to my hands when shooting. Yesterday, I get phone call. Your gun is in. I ask, what is it? It’s a G19. I say, cool. Gen 4 or Gen 3? (Remember, I had ordered a Gen 3). He says Gen 4. Three months, three guns, and they still don’t have it right. So I say, order Gen 3. I might come by and look at the Gen 4, but if you sell it, fine. So, my question is, how does the grip texture on the Gen 4's affect the skin on shooters hands? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!