Glock 19

The Glock 19 is a pistol manufactured and designed by the Austrian company Glock. The Glock 19 is essentially a smaller version of the Glock 17.
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The Glock 19 is a pistol manufactured and designed by the Austrian company Glock. The Glock 19 is essentially a smaller version of the Glock 17.

Standard magazine capacity in the Glock 19 is 15 rounds of 9 x 19 mm ammunition. Development of the Glock 19 first began in 1988. In the year 1990, it entered service beginning in the Swedish Army as the named Pistol 88B (Pistol 88 is the naming designation for the Glock 17).

Two Revisions

Since its inception, the Glock 19 has undergone 2 major transformations and current models are consistently referred to as the 3rd generation Glock 19s. Starting in 1999, the conventional grip on the Glock 19 has utilized "integrated finger grooves". This distinctive characteristic makes it very easy to distinguish more recently produced versions of this firearm. An accessory rail on the frame of the Glock 19, just forward of the trigger guard, was placed on the pistol at this time as well. The handy rail allows for the efficient and quick installation of a variety of tactical accessories, such as laser aiming systems and lights.

G19 In Use

The New York Police Department and Israel's Shabek are two notable forces that use a modified Glock 19 as its standard issue service pistol. The NYPD has 12 point NYD connectors in its pistols; and the Shabek, uses the Glock 19C which features an extended slide stop, meprolight night sights, an extened magazine release and a 3.5 pound trigger.

G19 vs. G19C

The unique difference between the Glock 19 and the Glock 19C (Compensated) is that on the Glock 19C, the barrel and slide are ported, which greatly reduces climb while shooting the pistol.

The Glock 19 is widely used in law enforcement and is also an extremely popular carry and self defense pistol. The Glock 19 is often used by most agencies that use the Glock 17 to allow for those that wish to conceal and carry or have smaller hands. The Glock 19 has a grip and slide that are 12mm (0.5in) shorter than the Glock 17, ultimately enabling the gun to be easier to conceal, while still retaining performance and its service dimensions. Magazines for the slightly larger Glock 17 can be used with the Glock 19, but will slightly protrude.

G19 Safeties

All Glock pistols including, the Glock 19 have three safeties.

G19 Underwater

Glock pistols have been consistently stated to function flawlessly underwater however the Glock 19 is not designed to do so. Firing the Glock 19 underwater may result in lasting injury to the shooter and the destruction of the firearm. While the larger Glock 17 can be fitted with maritime spring cups to enable underwater shooting and while the Glock 19 can also be fitted with the same maritime spring cups, Glock insists taht only the Glock 17 was intended and designed to use the maritime spring cups.

Glock 19 Variants (1)

Glock 19CGlock 19C

The Glock 19C (C standing for "compensated") has a ported slide and barrel to significantly reduce muzzle climb during the firing of the pistol.

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6 years 27 weeks ago, 9:09 PM

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guns

good guns

6 years 21 weeks ago, 12:53 PM

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Glock 19

My Glock 19 is my favorite concealed carry weapon. Perfect and reliable.

6 years 20 weeks ago, 6:17 PM

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glock 19

perfect for concealed carry

6 years 17 weeks ago, 6:02 AM

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Glock 19

I have owned two Glock 19s...I like it and while there may be better 9mm handguns, I like the comfort level while shooting this weapon. It seems to fit smaller hands versus the larger 9mm.

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6 years 15 weeks ago, 2:10 PM

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glock 19

too bad they didn't put a thumb safety on it,for us 1911 fans.
I own one and pack it everywhere.

6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:37 PM

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If any body is interested in a thumb safety on a striker fired pistol, check out the new XD series military version or should i say mil spec. It is a 45ACP and it also has a grip safety. The thumb safety is ambidetrous so you 1911 fans might give this a consider. It is a duty sized pistol with a 4"bbl and a 13 round magazine capacity plus one in the pipe. The XD's are tough as they come. Some consider to be tougher than the ol glocks. I personally have owned and fired 1000's of rounds through the XD's. I 've owned the subcompact, the duty 4'' and the 5'' tactical all in 9mm. This has to be one of the most reliable pistols that i have ever owned. they just freakin shoot. And they are quick out of the holster. The ambi mag release is easy to operate. and the mags insert with ease and speed during fast reloads do to the beveled mag well. If any body has any questions on the XD's give me a shout or go to springfieldarmory.com click on the XD's.

6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:12 PM

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Glock 19

Great gun for sure.. this web sucks though:( poor..

6 years 14 weeks ago, 4:24 PM

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6 years 14 weeks ago, 1:06 PM

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Good gun

Glock has always been a good gun.

6 years 13 weeks ago, 11:11 AM

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I really enjoy mine. Shoots damn straight too!
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6 years 3 weeks ago, 10:17 AM

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Glock 19

sweet piece

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6 years 2 weeks ago, 11:16 AM

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glock 19

nice gun but like my glock 23 in 40 S&W.

6 years 1 week ago, 12:33 AM

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Love it

My duty weapon is the G17 but the 19 fits my hands so much better... wish the base model came with night sights!!!

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6 years 6 days ago, 8:50 PM

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great all round weapon i feel bad selling my wifes!!!

5 years 51 weeks ago, 5:49 AM

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glock rocks

I am going to add one to my collection !

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 10:46 PM

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Glock 19

Im looking into buying one I like the way they feel when holding one and the weight is comfy, plus the have that look of dont mess with me lol.

5 years 39 weeks ago, 12:08 AM

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The awesome Glock 19

I just bought a Glock 19.Still waiting the ten days before I can pick it up.They are strict here in California especially If you live within LA city limits.Can't wait to pick it up and take it to the gun range.I just got the Glock 19 with steel fixed sights.18 Glock 19's came into the sporting goods store.And sold out in less than 2 days.Who knows how long it will be before another shipment comes in.But I got what I wanted.I'll let you know how it shoots :-))

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 11:51 AM

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I've seen Glock 19's firing full auto and they weren't 18's.THey could only fire full auto these 19's there was no select fire switch.Does it have something to do with filing down the sear?I imagine its tottaly illegal to change the 19 to fire fully auto.

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5 years 37 weeks ago, 12:11 PM

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Viking: People don't

because you are corect: It is totally illegal.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:56 AM

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This gun is only $28.00? Really?...

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 6:08 AM

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As long as it's not a BB gun.

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5 years 4 weeks ago, 10:36 PM

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Glock 19 and 26

Went to Glock a year ago from H&K 40. Carry a 26 and use the 19, with laser sight and flashlight, as house gun. Am an infrequent range shooter. Amazed at how accurate these Glock 9's are, given my general lack of handgun experience. Very pleased with Glock and Glock branded accessories.

5 years 4 weeks ago, 10:38 PM

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welcome capn dave

i own the G19 and 26 as well,both are fine shooters.

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5 years 4 weeks ago, 10:43 PM

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Perfection in poly

Great feel, aggressive look, reliable as a hound dog, nasty as an ex-wife; perfection in poly. And thanks for the welcome.

5 years 4 weeks ago, 11:29 PM

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Welcome to the site Cap'n Dave, the more the merrier!

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 6:37 PM

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I love mine! Handles very good as a concealed carry!

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4 years 40 weeks ago, 10:24 AM

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Wish i was american

Damn i really want one ! in canada it's not possible to get one if you are not a criminal (or if you do not know any criminals)...
I might try a gun show this summer.
If ever any one of you gentleman feel like helping out a glock enthousiast canadian, please contact me.

Have fun with your glocks !

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 10:36 PM

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A little Glock Love

the 19 is 1 of my favorite semi's i own! it shoots straight as shit, the balance with a full clip of fed-pd's is perfect its a real draw and shoot concealment weapon. i picked the glock 30 as my first concealable but later switched to my now modified G-19. I've never had any issues and so i got the G-36 I can honestly say i swear by these guns and hope to continue my collection and own 1 of everyone they've put out!!! now don't take this post as i only own glocks because that would be a flat out laugh i own everything from kahr through s.f."xd" through bersa and i will say outta all my handguns the 19 is my first choice

4 years 29 weeks ago, 9:02 PM

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Glock 19

I own two Glock 17's and one 19. They are all outstanding performers. I use 33 rnd mags for fun shooting and have not experienced any malfunctions with any of the three models. Sent many K rnds downrange. Most reliable pistols I have ever used.

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4 years 2 weeks ago, 8:36 AM

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Laser Max??

I own the 4th Gen Glock 19, Its my favorite carry for 9. I wish Laser Max would get in gear and make a push rod laser for the 4th Gens already. I holster in a Serpa Tac, and really could use the non intrusive laser.

3 years 51 weeks ago, 1:32 PM

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My Glock 19 was the very first pistol I had ever purchased. The price point is very reasonable, especially for a gun with such a strong reputation for dependability. The only modification I have made to this weapon is I have added Talon Grips. Over the years I have purchased more firearms such as Kimbers, Sig Sauers and even higher caliber Glocks. Regardless of what gun is my latest and greatest, I ALWAYS enjoy shooting my Glock 19. I shoot this gun better than anything else. My Glock 19 fits my hands really well, it never jams on me, it's easy to care for and the 9mm ammo is affordable. I can't say enough about my Glock 19. If you are looking to pick one up, I recommend you try it out first. These pistols are not for everyone, but for those of us that like them, we get a lot of enjoyment out of them.

3 years 50 weeks ago, 3:40 PM

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Glock is not my favorite gun but, even know that is all i have owned thus far..... I can say without a doubt I trust my life and the life of my family to my Glock 19 !!!

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Glock 19 Info

Category:
Pistols
Manufacturer:
Glock
Action:
Semi-Automatic
Type:
Double Action Only
Size:
Compact
Caliber:
9mm, 9 x 19 mm Luger
Barrel Length:
4.02"
Frame/Material:
Polymer
Finish/Color:
OD Green, Matte
Capacity:
15Rd, 10Rd
Accessories:
2 Mags
Fired Casing:
Fired Case
Hand:
Right Hand
Sights:
Fixed Sights

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