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Old July 7, 2019, 06:12 PM   #26
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I bought a Gen 2 Glock 19 in the early 90s and it is my go to CCW pistol. I would have no hesitation buying a Gen 5 Glock 19 if I wanted another one and very likely will get one before next election buying panic that is not all that far away.
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Old July 10, 2019, 04:01 AM   #27
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G19 gen 4. It’s not always easy to conceal, but it can be done if my clothes aren’t too form fitting.
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Old July 22, 2019, 09:49 PM   #28
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I'm a big fan of the Gen 4 guns... Don't care for the notch cutout on the grip of the Gen 5.
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Old July 23, 2019, 09:53 AM   #29
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I got away from Glocks for a while because the finger grooves don't fit my large hands. I decided to get a gen5 19 after handling one and I am very happy with it.

The grip cutout doesn't really bother me because I am not even aware of it when I'm shooting the gun and the other changes to the 5th generation are an added bonus for me.
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Old August 12, 2019, 02:51 PM   #30
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19X before it's time

I'm a SIG guy (226/M11A1), but I work offshore and therefore use whatever I get when I land, almost always a G19. I've stared using G17 mags with an xgrip. I guess that would be a poor man's 19X, plus I have no problems getting the xgrip into customs.
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Old August 12, 2019, 02:59 PM   #31
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I'm a SIG guy (226/M11A1), but I work offshore and therefore use whatever I get when I land, almost always a G19. I've stared using G17 mags with an xgrip. I guess that would be a poor man's 19X, plus I have no problems getting the xgrip into customs.
When given the inevitable 19, where do you get your 17 mags? I imagine carrying your own would prove more prohibitive in customs than the xgrip.
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Old August 12, 2019, 03:12 PM   #32
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I've got a Gen4 and really like it.
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Old August 12, 2019, 03:46 PM   #33
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I sold my gen 3 23 a few years ago, and I missed it, out of all the polymer pistols I've sold or traded. So I picked up a Gen 4 23 last week. I dont like the cut out on the gen 5's grip. Now the glock 45 on the other hand, that felt great, but I cant conceal a full grip very well.
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Old August 12, 2019, 04:06 PM   #34
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I sold my gen 3 23 a few years ago, and I missed it, out of all the polymer pistols I've sold or traded. So I picked up a Gen 4 23 last week. I dont like the cut out on the gen 5's grip. Now the glock 45 on the other hand, that felt great, but I cant conceal a full grip very well.
For that matter you can't get a Gen 5 in 40SW.

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Old August 12, 2019, 07:06 PM   #35
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I'm keeping an eye on this thread, I like your reviews without the nonsense.
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Old August 12, 2019, 09:33 PM   #36
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The Gen 4 is the best in my opinion. The Gen 5 has many changes that are un-needed. Whom ever at the FBI that spec'd out the gen 5 must have been a non-gun guy. The flared magwell makes no sense on a doublestack mag handgun. The magazine is already tapered. The ambi slide release is also not needed. It caused the redesign of the takedown assembly as well as the locking block mounting. The thickening of the front of the slide caused the sig smile wear on the barrel we see now. No-one likes the pinky cutout in the front of the frame. If Glock stops producing the gen 3 and 4, I will not buy another.
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Old August 12, 2019, 09:43 PM   #37
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I would be interested in a Gen 5 Glock 30, but I dont know if Glock will ever release Gen 5's in anything other than 9mm.
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Old August 12, 2019, 09:47 PM   #38
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I don't mind the ambi slide stop. As for barrel wear, this is 5000 rds and I don't find it dramatically worse than what I saw on my Gen 3s and 4s, and it certainly hasn't caused an issue. The flaring I do agree about as I said so above.

Given that the 3rd and 4th Gen are the only ones in non 9mm calibers currently I'd be surprised if we see them disappear overly soon.

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Old August 12, 2019, 11:14 PM   #39
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Has anyone actually "shot out" a Glock barrel? All I see are spots where the finish has worn off.
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Old August 13, 2019, 07:01 AM   #40
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Has anyone actually "shot out" a Glock barrel? All I see are spots where the finish has worn off.
Ask AK103K, I'm pretty certain he'd be qualified to answer whether his have been shot out or not. 147K through one G17 is pertinent to the question.
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Old August 14, 2019, 07:45 AM   #41
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Mine is a Gen 2 I've had it for a long time ..... Works fine ....Rest of my Glocks are Gen3 (sans my 43) ...
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Old August 14, 2019, 08:56 AM   #42
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Like clang, I have a gen 3 G19. I haven't had mine as long as he has, but in the couple of thousand rounds I have put through it, it has never missed a beat. I actually like the grip on it and I see no reason for me to ever have to buy another.

I would say to get whatever one you can swing the best deal on.
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Old August 14, 2019, 09:50 AM   #43
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Gen 2.5 or 3.
The addition of the second pin was to strengthen for 40S&W.
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Old August 14, 2019, 10:01 AM   #44
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I bought my Glock 19 before there were generations. I works as well as the day I bought it. I have about 4 trillion rounds through it. (just kidding), but I have a lot. I guess any gen is good. I hope you find the one you want but don't see how you can go wrong with a Glock 19
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Old August 14, 2019, 10:22 AM   #45
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I bought my Glock 19 before there were generations.
If you have a first generation Glock 19, that is a very valuable firearm.
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Old August 14, 2019, 10:45 AM   #46
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If you have a first generation Glock 19, that is a very valuable firearm.
Glock didn't really acknowledge what the consumers considered generations until the Gen 4 Release. So technically I would say "before there were generations" is anything Gen 1 - Gen 3.
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Old August 14, 2019, 04:28 PM   #47
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Glock didn't really acknowledge what the consumers considered generations until the Gen 4 Release. So technically I would say "before there were generations" is anything Gen 1 - Gen 3.
But Glock apparently kept count.
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Old August 14, 2019, 07:20 PM   #48
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And remember, finishes and metal treatments are two different things.

The black you see is not the metal treatment.

Glock went from salt bath nitrocarborizing to gaseous nitrocarborizing. Previous Tenifer (Walther), Melonite (QP) (S&W), Ferritic nitrocarburizing, properitary formulas are probably better.
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Old August 14, 2019, 07:36 PM   #49
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This is my Gen 5 slide after 5k rounds and hundreds of presentations from a kydex holster (JM Custom Kydex and Bravo Concealment). I don't think it's as durable as the old frying pan finish on earlier Gen 3s, but it's been far more durable than the Gen 4 finishes I've had experience with. The only visible wear is the front left corner, which comes into contact with the holster the most.

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