I didn't like the grip of the original 59 at all, but the third generation were much better as was the trigger and reliability. The 39 was great and I have several of them. I use to live near Cleveland where Devel Corporation was located and shot IPSC at a club in Medina. One of the members had a Devel 59. It looked sweet and if I would of had the money I would of gotten a 59 converted.