I'm just curious if anyone else has a preference between the early pistols with the hexagonal-shaped slide versus the current ones with the larger square slide. I bought one of the newer ones when they first came out, figuring they were a product improvement over the older "1st gen" pistols. However I ended up actually liking the older one better and kept it instead of selling it. I just prefer the slightly smaller feel to it, plus my old one has been nearly flawless while the newer one has choked on a couple of occasions. I also shoot the old one way better, as it has a lighter trigger spring and is thus easier to keep on target. I can't shoot the newer one very well at all by comparison. Lately however I've been using the newer one as the range gun and the early one for carry, figuring that if the newer one breaks spare parts are a lot easier to source.