I'm jumping in a little late since you already made your purchase. For what it's worth my gen.2 17 is my favorite, most accurate Glock I own. I think you made a good purchase. I went shooting earlier today, and dug my 17 out of my safe for the first time this year. I put 100 rounds through it, and it didn't skip a beat. All of my other Glocks are gen.3's. If for some reason I was only allowed to keep one Glock it would be my gen.2 17.