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Decided to get a gen 5 Glock 19…again, its been awhile since ive owned a Glock but I always seem to end up coming back.

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@Caw [quote=“jf89, post:1, topic:10088, full:true”]
Decided to get a gen 5 Glock 19…again, its been awhile since ive owned a Glock but it I always seem to end up coming back.

I believe this will be my next gun but stuck between the 19 and 19x…I have the 17 gen 5 but it’s just too big to carry in Florida!

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Mine is currently 2k rounds in and has never had a failure to fire ONCE. I took it out of the box and did the 500 round break in with zero failures. Great weapon.

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@Sarge4206th can’t go wrong with Glock!!

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I have both the 19 and the 19X TBH I would not use the 19X for CCW. The balance on the weapon in my humble opinion is odd on the draw from a hip. I like it from my chest holster however so I use it as my duty weapon.

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I’m picking up my new 17G5
Friday. I never thought i would bow at the altar of Glock, yet here I am. The 17G5 fits my hand perfectly…

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Thanks for the input!!

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Is accuracy and maintenance similar to the prior generations or is anything substantially different?

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Ive been running the Glock 19 series since Generation 3.
Performance wise they are VERY Similar.
With a few exceptions.
1.) The newer Glocks have a less resilient finish.
2.) The Generation 5 is a lot more comfortable to fire for a long period of time than the Gen 3 or 4. (I think this has to do with the finger slots in the gen 4 frame. I have big hands.)
3.) There is an appreciable difference in magazine changes with the new flared mag well.
4.) The new Barrel on the Generation 5 is a bit more accurate on longer range shots.
Other than those items the manual of arms is basically the same.

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I love the Gen 5 pistols and Glock is getting extended slide release leavers out to use dealers. I have a 19x in stock and have sold quite a few gen 5s… i have a ton of Gen 4s myself personally but want a Gen 5 G19

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Then you should go with the 19. If you aren’t worried about cc and have big hands 19x is great.

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@TickledDog thanks for the advice…cheers!

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Congrats @Caw

I just wish the grip was better for me on these Glocks. :frowning:

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Ive got to the point where I just want something that works. Im done buying the “latest and greatest” and wasting money. I will probably get a second one, assuming it runs fine then stock up on spare parts.

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Try the feel of the S&W M&P 2.0. Adjustable, abrasive grip might be what you are looking for & around the same price.

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Wife and I have, like everything but the grip. It’s a fine pistol nonetheless! Points well and shoots pretty accurately.

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Did you try it with the different grips? What is it you didnt like?

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Good choice jf89, are you going to keep it stock :thinking:

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@Chuparosa, @LonewolfMcQuade I heard the grips are uncomfortable also. I have the Mp 1.0 love the trigger on it, the grips are excellent too, but I haven’t shot the 2.0, yet so I cannot compare!!

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Texture and how it felt holding it. Wife prefers the PPQ (as do I) and I really like my Canik. Both just feel right and we seem to be more accurate with them.

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