I worked up a new load on my reloading bench for my Gen4 Glock 19 (03 spring). Like many, I have cycling issues with softer loads, and the mouse-fart load I had worked up that cycled my M&P9 with almost no recoil just wasn't cutting it. My gun is about 98% with softer 115gr factory loads, and has always been 100% with +P duty ammo. Long story short, I charged my new load to just under the max for titegroup with 115gr FMJ bullets and took them to the range. I have loaded this round before and shot it on an M&P9 and it felt very snappy, never chrono'd it though.. As I suspected, my gun was 100%, and I was pleasantly surprised at how completely tame the load was in my little g19. Much like a .45, recoil was more of a push than a flip, and as has been my experience with everything I've shot out of my G19, follow up shots were flat and fast. My buddy was on the range with me, he's been on the fence about getting a gen4 because of cycling issues. He was also impressed with the lack of recoil on this particular load (he loads titegroup also), but still said he would pass because "I want something I can feed anything to". This statement is not unlike many that I read here on these boards. People poopoo the gun because it won't feed anything like previous generations of Glocks. I'm not of that opinion. I think Glock set out to make a gun that would comfortably and rapidly shoot self-defense/duty ammo, and the 02-03 springs delivered just that. So why is it that people desire a gun that will shoot any crappy ass light range load they feed it. Are you using these rounds for self defense? Do you plan on getting into a firefight loaded with 45+1 rounds of 115gr FMJ pushing 1000fps? On the range, who cares if failures happen, no one is shooting back. I want a gun that eats 124gr Bonded +P rangers and spits 'em out as if I was shooting a previous generation with crappy ass light range loads. My Gen4 does just that. In short, the Gen4 is designed to be a combat handgun shooting combat loads.