Hi Guys, I'm kind of a noob to guns and just purchased my first handgun, a G17 Gen 4. I've read all of the horror stories but this gun really felt the most comfortable in my hand. I rented one at the local range before I bought one. At the range I had several FTF issue, some of which were my own fault because I was holding the gun wrong. I "paid the price" for this when the slide took off a nice chunk of skin off the knuckle of my thumb - OUCH! :embarassed: That'll teach me. At the range they had me use Remington UMC 115 Grain and I understand this stuff is kind of on the weak side and isn't the best for use in the G17 Gen 4 so perhaps my FTF's had something to do with that as well? Here's a question for you more experienced folks that I'm hoping you can give me your opinions on. The gun shop was temporarily out of the G17 Gen 4 on the day I wanted to buy it so they ordered me one from a distributor. The gun came in about 6 days later. I picked it up took it home and checked it out. I was kind of disappointed to learn that the test fire date was all the way back on 2-5-10 which means this gun was sitting around at the distributor for about 10 months! Is that anything to be concerned about? I know these guns have FTF/FTE issues with weaker ammunition so I picked up a box of Remington Golden Saber HPJ 124 Grain. Anyone have any FTF issues with this stuff? Would this be the preferred type of round to use with the Gen 4? Knowing the gun was an early production Gen 4 I also called Glock to order the latest recoil spring. They asked for my serial number (which by the way is PFDXXX). If anyone else reading this has a gun with the same prefix I would appreciate your feedback on it. I'm hoping I got one of the good ones. Even though this is my first I want to thank you guys for all the help you've given me already. I spent a few weeks reading this forum before joining and the wealth of information here is absolutely amazing!