Alright guys, I have narrowed my options down to the P3AT. Now I have a couple of questions before I buy. I have located a couple in the city both used and new. If buying a used one, what do you look for?? I am not familiar with how they field strip. I know there are two generations of these guns. I read through the 17 pages of the sticky on the differences, but honestly I have no better idea now after reading all that then I did before I started. It almost seems that while there were some problems with the older ones, both generations are liked & disliked about equally. Either way what do I need to look out for on a used one of either generation?? Also, say I find the finish on the slide I want in a used one, but I don't like the frame/grip color. Is it possible to have it swapped out? (obviously for a cost I am guessing) Say the used one has a HC slide but OD green grip, can I order or have it swapped for a grey grip? I have seen it mentioned in the Trading Post section one guy is selling his with a green and a black grip. Are the grip/frames not serial numbered as the reciever on these guns? Not sure how that works.. I've been offered a used P3AT in Hard Chrome, with 3 mags, and the pocket clip for $300 in like new condition. I didn't think to ask what generation or grip color it was and I don't want to seem like a jack@ss calling him back for that info.. is $300 a good deal for this setup? The Hard Chrome versions seem very hard to find around here. Is buying a used one a good idea? With all the problems that have been well known with these guns, I am almost a bit afraid of buying a used one for fear of it being a problem child and immediately sold in "like new" condition. I don't mind having to send it back to the factory to make it a reliable gun, just worried about not being covered if I bought it used..