Cross Creek put this out when the price cuts were announced. It's legit.
I think we've all used to the SER#, proof marks, and manufacturing identifiers on the pistols, even those previously US made. I'm with ya, I like the markings but there is no impact to operation or quality, let's just hope HK GA got it right and these pistols are as well made/tuned as the German ones.
If HK expands beyond HK45s to P30s, P2000s, VP9/40s, USPs...this will be the reality unless we are loud enough to let HK know we want words and numbers on the side of the slides...I think we do.