I bought my first gun 30 days ago, which is a G19 Gen 4. After doing some basic online research on gun brands, I decided to go with a Glock, due to their supposed "unsurpassed reliability and function". What I received is a joke of a gun, which they should be ashamed to stamp their name onto. I have ran Remington white box, Federal, Sellier and Bellot, Lawman and Tulammo through the gun, with only the steel cased Tulammo ejecting half way normal. It is 6 O'clock somewhere, and more then likely behind my new G19 neck exerciser (not easy dodging bullets). I happened to stumble onto this website after searching the internet for the reason why I am getting a brass makeover every time I shot my brand new gun. For some reason the Sellier and Bellot is the worst, with 2/3 of the casings either hitting the top of my head, face or chest. It also seems like the quicker the rounds are fired the more likely the casings are to eject straight back. After reading a few threads on here and calling Glock today, I can report that all the parts in question (034 spring, extractor and 30274 ejector) are the most upgrade and solution to their design flaw. It is really not my intent to come onto this forum and cry about a problem, which seems to be common. Personally I am just rather pissed off that I spent a good amount of change on a ongoing Glock problem. My questions for the forum would be: 1) What other brands (or models) would you guys recommend, that are in Glock's price range and are somewhat reliable? Preferably striker fired with compact and subcompact models. -Functionality > Style- any day of the week for me. 2) I briefly read some on the Glock Serial number project. Even if this gun is fixed/replaced I will probably step away from the brand when buying newer guns. My question is if I wanted a reliable G27 from years past, what am I looking for with regards to serial numbers? Thanks for your time and some of the great information that you guys post on here!!