I got my M9 today, opened the box and got a big surprise! At first I thought the dealer had misassembled the gun because the barrel was sticking out half an inch like a Beretta 92. Ug-ly! Then, after reviewing the owner's manual, cycling the action and taking off the slide, I came to the conclusion that everything worked; it was just a long barrel. Checking the wrapper on the outside of the case, I noticed two "options" printed: Barrel length 115mm and 2 magazines 10 Rd. Oh, oh. This didn't look good. Had the importer unloaded some weird, target barrel on little 'ol unsuspecting me? Next I called the dealer, Reliable Gun in Vancouver. He said all the M9's he's seen have the long barrel. I said none of the pictures I'd seen had one. Anyway, the full story is that when the Canadian Government banned short barreled automatics (and all 25's and 32's) they set the minimum barrel length not at 4 inches, but 4.1 inches! Acrding to the dealer, this 1/10 inch difference eliminated 60% of the handguns on the market. OK, s**t! The importer had obviously gone them one better and added an extra 10mm just to be safe. I asked him to find if the importer could bring in a 105mm barrel and he said he'd check. If I can legally cut 10mm off the end of this sucker, that's now looking like a real possibility. :evil: Now that I've re-read the regulations for the tenth time, I realize the barrel length has to be 106mm because the regulation says a prohibited gun is one "with a barrel length of 105 mm (4.1 inches) or less", which makes 105mm illegal too! Sigh. Just talked to Reliable again. They've agreed to machine off 9mm from my barrel. Which will be a lot better. So now I'm sort of a happy camper. The standard length, which you guys have, is 102mm. So I'll just be 4mm longer.