Hello from MN. Just picked up a Gen 3 G-17 last Saturday. I had been looking at Glocks and thinking about buying one. It was fate, walked into Gander Mountain and they had gotten 4 in that day. It was fate. I had been trying to make up my mind whether to get a 17 or 19. They had a Gen 4 19, but they had jacked the price up on it to $639, so I went with the Gen 3 17 for $549. I thought in Dec they were only running $579. I am very happy with the gun, just need some warmer weather so I can shoot it more! I need to get some better sights, and hope to shoot in a couple of GSSF matches this summer.