While these categories are useful, the details in some cases can muddy the waters.
If only it was like this from day one.
If your gun is used in a crime, the police will use the serial number to identify the weapon.
Is there anyplace I can check the Gen of the pistol using the serial number? It is an rtf2 gun and I specifically got it because I thought that the Rtf guns were before the whole Gen4 and late Gen3 fiasco.