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Old May 2, 2013, 03:05 AM   #1
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New gen 3 G19

Well I took the plunge and got a Glock 19. I was looking for G23 but no love there.

This was NIB for $500. Heck I even managed to find 50 rounds of FMJ and a box of 20 JHP +p ammo for ccw. for it.

Now I just need to get a few things for it. i.e. night sights, 3.5 pound connecter and at least one more mag since it only came with two.

I need to get to the range and test it out.
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Old May 2, 2013, 03:40 AM   #2
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Sweet man. G19s are pretty awesome. One of the most comfy guns I've carried. Do you have big hands? If so watch out for slide bite. Gets me every time -_-
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Old May 2, 2013, 04:01 AM   #3
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No I don't have big hands. And as far as slide bite I learned a long time where not to put my hands.
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Old May 2, 2013, 08:17 AM   #4
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Pretty good price, Okie. I think you'll really enjoy the gun over the years. My wife and I share one...actually it's hers but I use it from time to time as well. It's her night stand gun, and occasional carry piece as well. She completed Front Sight's 4-Day Defensive Hand Gun course last year with it as well. The trigger smoothed up with use and some Dremell polishing (there are plenty of U-Tube videos on how to do it). I bought a 3.5 # connector, but can see no difference between that and the stock Glock part after it was polished. You might give the polishing a try before spending some $.

The night sights are one improvement that are well worth the money in my opinion. If you're using the gun for HD or CCW, the add'l sighting ability offered by good tritium sights is a good idea. I've got them on a Sig 226 and P290 that convinced me that their worth it. I'll outfit both of the Glocks when I get some extra $.

I also smoothed up and radius'd the frame just below the trigger guard, right where your knuckle rests. That tight radius was too small for the middle finger, but a 15 minute sanding session with a piece of 320 grit sandpaper cured the problem. In really long practice sessions the middle finger would almost blister from contact there before the mod.

I also bought a set of Talon grip panel tapes for it...the knobby rubber ones...which we both like, though they increase the diameter of the grip slightly. With some practice, it isn't noticeable and really helps with defensive drills. You might check out Hickock45's videos on U-Tube for his recommendations...

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Old May 2, 2013, 08:28 AM   #5
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All a Glock 19 needs, is a lot of ammo and night sights. Nothing else.

Congrats.

That's my main CCW.
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Old May 2, 2013, 11:10 AM   #6
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I learned a long time again to but unfortunately since my hands are large my regular grip causes the side to catch me every time. I have to reduce my grip or suffer a nasty cut.
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Old May 2, 2013, 12:26 PM   #7
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How about getting a "Beaver tail" grip for that Glock should cure that slide bite!
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Old May 2, 2013, 12:41 PM   #8
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Will the beavertail fit on the gen 3s?
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Old May 2, 2013, 12:48 PM   #9
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Now I just need to get a few things for it. i.e. night sights, 3.5 pound connecter and at least one more mag since it only came with two.
Shoot it a bunch first, before you go buying modifications.
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Old May 2, 2013, 12:56 PM   #10
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unfortunately not yet, but I bet if interest is high enough they @ Glock will offer it in the near future for all Glocks not just the Gen 4's!
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Old May 2, 2013, 04:48 PM   #11
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okiewita40 congrats on your new gun. I have a G19 also. Paid about the same (pre-Newtown). My advice is forget night sights. For the price of night sights you can have a laser like this

I have one zerod in at 15 yards. Just aim and shoot. And you can still use the regular sight on a bright day.
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Old May 2, 2013, 04:57 PM   #12
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My advice is forget night sights. For the price of night sights you can have a laser like this

I have one zerod in at 15 yards. Just aim and shoot. And you can still use the regular sight on a bright day.
The nice thing about night sights is they don't have batteries and there are no switches to fumble with. They just work. And if the lamps die a lot of manufacturers will replace them for a nominal fee.

I don't find aiming with a laser any faster than the sights, and I recommend aiming in both cases. Also a number of night sights are made with day shooting in mind and show up fine. For home defense I recommend a weapon light. Lots of good ones out there. But for low light situations such as parking lots night sights can be darn useful. Get the front dot center mass, pull trigger.

Edit: Lasers can be very useful for folks that have difficulty focusing on the sights due to eyesight. Luckily I'm not there yet, but I imagine I will be some day.
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Old May 2, 2013, 06:17 PM   #13
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congrats. I just got a g19 myself. I also did the connector and sight replacement. FYI when buying a 3.5 lb connector get a glock OEM one. Also look at XS big dot night sights. they're awesome and great for defensive use
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Old May 2, 2013, 08:33 PM   #14
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To me you just bought the best versatile Glock for someone like me. Large enough for the range and small enough for full size carry. Just my size you might say! Congrats
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Old May 2, 2013, 09:21 PM   #15
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I tried carrying a G19 but I found a holster too thick. I didn't know about this clip at the time. My friend uses it and is quite happy with it.

This is what I carry
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Old May 2, 2013, 10:01 PM   #16
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^ You carry a gun without anything covering the trigger?
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Old May 2, 2013, 11:00 PM   #17
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Thank you all for the congrats. I don't like the thought of a laser on my weapon. Just something else that can or will fail when I need it most. Night sights are always there and able to be used day or night. Used to have them on my weapon when I was on the CERT team. Think of a SWAT team inside a prison.

The one thing I am looking for the most right now is a decent IWB ccw holster. I can work with either right hand side or center of back. Any one have a recomendation for this?
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Old May 2, 2013, 11:06 PM   #18
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The one thing I am looking for the most right now is a decent IWB ccw holster. I can work with either right hand side or center of back. Any one have a recomendation for this?
Don't carry center of back. It may be easy but a number of citizens/officers have sustained serious back injuries by falling on their concealed carry piece and having it hurt their backs. It's not worth the risk.

As far as holster suggestions. I like the Crossbreed Supertuck. Essentially it's a hybrid between leather and kydex (can look at it on their website). Only downside is it takes a while to get it, especially with the recent buying frenzy. There are other similar options like the Galco King Tuk, Theis holsters, White Hat Holsters, etc.
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Old May 2, 2013, 11:32 PM   #19
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What's your budget for the holster? IMO, which is low on the totem pole so take this advice or don't, I avoid small of the back holsters at all cost. If you have a large fall or get shoved very hard into a wall, maybe during an altercation, then that gun which is directly inline with your spine is going to do some real damage. As in it may break your back. I fractured 3 of my vertebra a few years ago and I'll swear on whatever you put in front of me that's its not something I'd want to go through again.
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Old May 3, 2013, 01:07 AM   #20
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I guess I will forget about the COB carry then. Will just look for a decent holster for my strong side.
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Old May 3, 2013, 01:33 AM   #21
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If you can swing the cash and actually find 1 you may be interested in a Milt Sparks Versa Max 2. IMO holsters are both an investment and a means of protection for your firearm.
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Old May 3, 2013, 01:42 AM   #22
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My advice is forget night sights. For the price of night sights you can have a laser like this
Lasers are a very subjective choice. Although I admit they do have a few advantages over iron sights in some circumstances, night sights are going to be better overall in any circumstance than a laser. Not to mention nothing to fumble to turn on, no batteries to die, and no additional bulkiness (and trying to find a holster to fit your gun + laser). As has been mentioned, lasers do work very well for people with poor vision, but for most people, night sights are reliable, and quicker than a laser.

My personal opinion is they are a gimmick, with few advantages for most people. But to each his own.

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I tried carrying a G19 but I found a holster too thick. I didn't know about this clip at the time. My friend uses it and is quite happy with it.

This is what I carry
Eek, that scares me dude. Those clips are a hole in the leg waiting to happen. Get a real holster, and get that trigger covered.

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What's your budget? You can get a cheap-o nylon IWB holster for about $15, or you can get a custom, hand built horse hide holster for $100 and up. This is what I use for my G19, and it works great:

http://www.concealmentsolutions.com/blackmamba2.html

It's a hybrid leather/kydex, similar to a Crossbreed. It's about the same price as a Crossbreed also, but he uses higher quality clips and leather. It's basically a one man shop, and he makes holsters as they're ordered.

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Old May 3, 2013, 07:07 AM   #23
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New gen 3 G19

De santis intruder. My favorite IWB holster for my Glock 19.
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Old May 3, 2013, 05:25 PM   #24
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Best carry gun made, period. Wouldn't trade mine for anything.
I carry mine in a Desantis speed scabbard. Tried many holsters, and this one does the trick for me.
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OH BTW OKIE, Congrats on your purchase!
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