I did a quick Google search to see what the deal was but all I came up with was people bickering. I figured Id come to you folks who seem to be a little more sane. I have them on my P229 (Custom Shop model, it just kind of happened) and I get that theyre supposed to help with press checks but I dont get it. Maybe I dont understand what a press check is like I thought I did. Either way I can and always have been able to check if Im loaded just fine from the normal (rear) cocking serrations. I kinda figured it was a gimmick from the manufactures until I started finding people that sent their pistols in to shops to get them added. Does anybody know something I dont or is this actually crazy?