I recently joined the GSSF and ordered the commemorative G17 9x9. I just picked it up on Saturday, 1/4/03 and I'm very excited about my purchase. I am a friend of Glockhp (don't hold that against me ;f). I am a novice when it comes to handguns. I have been a hunter most of my life and am skilled with rifles and shotguns but have had very little exposure to handguns. Nevertheless, I just might meet some of you at one of your future matches (provided I get some practicing in ahead of time).