Drywall screws for metal studs prone to strip, please help.

I finished off a basement for a friend and used metal studs for the first time. The metal studs were the thin gauge that Depot sells, thicker metal studs are special order. I used the proper screws made for the drywall and metal studs. It was impossible to use my drywall screw "gun" without striping the metal stud. I also used a drywall screw "dimpler" bit and that also would strip the metal. I finally found that by putting a phillips screwdriver bit in my cordless drill I could get the screws below the surface of the drywall by applying pressure to the screw, even this technique failed sometime.
I hope to soon finish off my basement and would like to use metal studs again but do not want to waste time putting up the drywall like I have already.
As great an idea as the metal studs are I would be willing to pay a premium for screws that worked with a screw gun.
Any help or ideas?
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