So far I've narrowed down my first gun and first Glock purchase to a G17. I went to the range and shot the G19 and G17 side by side. It was no contest, the G17 was a lot more comfortable for me. I've had my heart dead set on the Gen. 3 G17 OD due to how beautiful it looks, but I've been thinking about the Fourth Gen. recently. Here is my cost-benefit analysis: Gen. 3 G17 OD: Pros: - Beautiful finish - Gen 3 proven reliability - Plenty of aftermarket parts Cons: - Grip is too slippery - Decal grip needed to fix said problem, extra $$ spent - Magazine button too small; aftermarket part desired Gen. 4 17: Pros: - Sweet mag release button - Rough, grippy texture - More resilient recoil springs - Supposed less recoil - Interchangeable backstraps Cons: - Does not come in OD - Reliability not yet proven (although it is highly unlikely this generation will be any different reliability-wise from its predecessors) Obviously, if Glock produced a Gen. 4 G17 in OD, I would buy it in a heartbeat. However, I have heard that they are done with the OD coloration. Such a damn shame. I want a really slip-resistant grip but one that will not tear into my skin too much while shooting. Of the current versions, Gen 3, Gen 3 RTF2, Gen 4, which one would be the best? Also, based on the pros and cons listed, should I opt for the Gen. 4 and be done with it? Thanks.