Let me start by saying I have only been into firearms for about 6 years, pretty much a baby to the hobby. I know a lot of my current knowledge is internet based but its definitely safe to say Glock's reputation is hurting. For work at my old job, I carried a Glock 21 and it was made in 2006 and it was flawless. I liked it so much I decided to get a G30 to go with it, made in 2007, it too was flawless. Now I'm in the market for the gun, everyone needs the G19! Everyone says that is the ONE GUN, so I decided to start my papers here in NJ. I put in for two permits and I first purchased a S&W 642 (Love it) and now I have to wait a month before I can make a second purchase. I decided it HAS TO BE a G19 and my LGS has a G19 FDE Gen 4. I know I am taking a major jump here from what I have read on the internet and done research on with BTF issues. The problem is my desire to own a brand new and not so common G19 FDE that I can call my own. The sad thing is I am already planning on BTE and looking at the APEX extractor for purchase because I want it to run flawlessly like Glocks in the past were from the factory. It worries me and is sad that GLOCK PERFECTION has me so hooked that I am buying something that isnt necessarily perfect anymore but the love for a G19 has me. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!