When I bought my Gen4 G27 and fired and cleaned it for the first time, I remember hating the slide finish because of the color, texture, and the fact that cleaning it was a pain. It was different than any of my other Glock pistols which were all 4-5 years old. I did some searching and found a bunch of threads about it. All of those threads said Glock was done with the smooth black coating and all new Glocks would have that dull greyish semi rough textured finish. I just picked up a Gen3 G27 test fired 2/16/12 and the slide is dark black and smooth. Have new Glocks gone back to the finish they had several years ago?