We were carrying sec six's in 85 when I was a deputy sheriff. The Gp's were just coming out. Well I had to have one. I tried twice to qualify with the GP and failed. This after doing well with the sec six and a Colt Peacekeeper. To recover my pride I borrowed a snub Smith .357 and qualified with it. Now that was a long time ago and I hear nothing but good things about the GP but at the time the GP was not an improvement over the six. I wasn't the only officer that was less than pleased at the time. I owned mine for 3 weeks and traded it for Guess what?? My first gen PT92 . After that I went into aviation and the department went to autos so I didn't keep up with the GP's saga. Now that I have been beck into shooting for a few years it seems it survived and has become popular..