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Old August 20, 2021, 04:41 PM   #76
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The G45 is the worst of all worlds.

I can't imagine why you would want to eliminate eliminate the benefit of the G19 when the G19 can accomplish the G45's role with an a mag extension on a G17 mag.
Have you shot one? If not you should probably stay out of it. Anyway, I was only suggesting to the OP not to rule it out, that’s all.
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Old August 21, 2021, 10:42 AM   #77
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I have a Gen4 19, a good gun and one I've enjoyed for many years now. For me, it's a better gun than the 17 for my purposes. The hump in the 17 grip just doesn't fit my hand as well.

Which probably makes me look like an imbecile because after trying a 19X this year, I think it is a better gun than my 19 in every aspect with the exception ability to conceal.

I get the argument that it seems to not offer anything advantageous over the 19, but for those that haven't tried one, you should. I can only speak for myself, but it balanced wonderfully well and the accuracy was notably impressive. I was surprised by it, very much so.

The 19 is a good weapon, reliable as the day is long. I have read a lot of people stating their preference for the Gen 3 over the 4. I've had no issues with mine, fortunately. Putting on better sights has been the only addition I've made to it. The trigger has also improved over time, although it's certainly not a great trigger.
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Old August 23, 2021, 09:18 AM   #78
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I have a Gen4 19, a good gun and one I've enjoyed for many years now. For me, it's a better gun than the 17 for my purposes. The hump in the 17 grip just doesn't fit my hand as well.

Which probably makes me look like an imbecile because after trying a 19X this year, I think it is a better gun than my 19 in every aspect with the exception ability to conceal.

I get the argument that it seems to not offer anything advantageous over the 19, but for those that haven't tried one, you should. I can only speak for myself, but it balanced wonderfully well and the accuracy was notably impressive. I was surprised by it, very much so.
I currently own about a dozen Glocks, and the G19X/G45 is my overall favorite. People love to bash it for some reason (most of whom have zero experience with it), yet it's similar in concept to a commander size 1911 that many agree hits a sweet spot for 1911s.
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Old August 25, 2021, 10:58 PM   #79
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I've carried both the Gen 3 and the Gen 4 G19 for the past fifteen years. I've always found it to be a good fit for me. Over the past fifteen years I've worked both patrol (uniform) and investigations (plain clothes) and the 19 has done just fine in both categories. It also adapts to off duty (CCW) carry effortlessly. I like the G17, but the longer barrel and grips does make concealment a bit more problematic. For what it's worth I've run through my agency's qualification course over the years with the G17, G19, G45 and G26 and my scores are always within a point or two despite which model I am shooting.
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