Someone in another thread wanted to see photos of early G19's. I didn't want to hijack that thread so I started this one. Please post some photos of your older G19's. My G19 was manufactured in Dec 1988 and I purchased it in 1989. Someone told me it was a Gen 2 G19 based on the serial number. I don't shoot as much as a lot of you. I estimate I've put approximately 1000 rounds through it. The only issue I've had with it is I had to replace the slide release lever and spring. My original spring broke and the slide would lock back after every shot. I replaced it with an extended slide release lever and it's been flawless ever since. PS. My original magazines developed cracks over the years and are no longer serviceable. Anyway, here are a couple photos. Please post yours. Below is my first attempt at adding a laser. I now have a Crimson Trace Laser on it. I may use the front rail piece to add a light.