I am wondering if anyone besides me despises the new texture of the Gen4? I was very careful when selecting the Gen4 (G19) over the Gen3 for a couple reasons. I like the slide finish on the G3 better than the 4. I like the texture of the G3 grip better than the 4. So, why did I chose the G4 over the G3? Most importantly, the mag release on the Gen3 just about wore a hole in the side of my finger while I was messing around with it and trying out a rental at the range. See, I am left-handed so, the mag release falls directly on my middle finger of my left hand. The larger mag release on the G4 doesn't do that. I like the mag release oriented for a right-handed shooter. I drop the mags by pressing it with my trigger finger. Works for me, even though it's reversible. Same with my Beretta 92fs, even though it's reversible, I still have it oriented for a RH shooter. On to what this post is about: I do not like the new texture of the G4 grip, not one little bit! I don't mind it at all while I am shooting it but while toting it, it is miserable to my bare side! I feel like I have been walking around with a piece of 60 grit sandpaper rubbing against my side! I still love the gun and am satisfied that I chose the G4. Now, what I am thinking of doing: I am seriously considering sanding down the texture on both sides of the grip. I believe I could carefully sit a pad sander on it and turn it on-and-off so as to maintain control of it and take it down a little at a time. One concern I have is that the sanding process may tend to turn the black texturing a whitish color as a result of sanding...I don't know. What do you think? Has anyone thought of this? Do you have a better idea? I am thinking of the sander idea because I believe you could keep it flat thereby ending up taking it down evenly. This may not be able to be achieved by filing it or some other method. I think you could remove the mag release and tape off surrounding areas and achieve this CAREFULLY.