I went shooting to figure out what kind of pistol to buy (my first gun). Folks at two different ranges (and friends/family) all recommended 9mm Glock 19. I tried a few others and agreed the 19 was it. Only problem, no store anywhere in the PNW has one for sale because they're out of stock. Legit was told to sign up on a wait list... So I accepted that and figured I'd get on the list and try something else while I waited for what could be months. As I'm talking about the list today a guy that works at the gun range says "oh we just got a collectors item 19. It's pricey, but dope." Mind you, I don't know anything about guns and I'm skeptical of damn near everyone. So I play like I'm not excited and shoot a different gun for an hour. Dude from the counter came in to tell me if I wanted the old 19 he'd put it aside for me because people were eyeing it. Buddy seemed genuinely interested in making this collectors item my first gun. I can vibe with that. When I went to the store it was already in someone else's hands. That's when new fren clarified that he promised it to me. Awkward moments ensued, but that's not the point. I bought the gun trusting the man's word. He seems like an honest person. He said original owner probably had it locked up and never used it. It did look super clean to be old. THEN as I'm going through the online application the store manager comes in. He's geeked I'm buying it too. Tells me this story about how it was made in 1989, very few of them around, etc. Long story over, I dropped $600 and was told I could come and get it in 10 days or less. Then when I got to the car I started researching the stuff they told me. And now I find it very hard to believe they would sell a rare collectors item for $600. I'm kicking myself for not taking pictures, but I'm going back tomorrow to do just that. In the meantime, I'm hoping to get feedback about this from the GlockTalk community. Here are my questions: 1. How do I verify that this 1st gen 19 is exactly what they say it is? 2. Is it unheard of to buy/sell one of these for $600? Or is it more likely I got gouged? 3. If it is what they say, should I even be firing it? I'm down to purchase something else in addition if it means preserving the integrity of a collectible. Thanks!