I have just purchased a new G31 from a local dealer. It's my first firearm in 357 SIG. The pistol is new, in pristine condition, has a beautiful black finish on the slide, and has very good eye appeal. When I researched the serial number I was surprised to find that it is an early 2009 model. I don't know how long the dealer had it but it sure didn't look like it had been handled for 3 years! I am going to get Underwood ammo for it so it will be a while before I shoot it. It's not my first Glock as I own a G20 SF and it will always be my favorite. I feel like I will like the G31 more than the G17 I traded . Yes, I feel the need for speed!