The Glock 19: The Perfect Handgun?

This week I take a closer look at one of my favorite handguns, the Glock 19. It is easy to see why so many people rely on the Austrian wonder 9 for everyday carry be it at work or as a licensed concealed carrier. Since its introduction to market in 1988, it has won over police departments, military units, and gun owners all over the world.

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Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • TheNotoriousIUD
  • Frank Grimes

    P2000 LEM

    • Haunted Puppeteer

      I think most people who try LEM hate it because it excels at exposing any inadequacy in technique.

      • Frank Grimes

        LEM is a cruel mistress, but set up in TGS configuration it’s pretty boss.

        • some other joe

          It’s an HK. I saw TGS and thought “They slung a grenade launcher on it?!?!” 😉

  • Jim Slade

    I know the rest of the world ‘aint necessarily wrong about the Glock, but as one of the lucky few that bought one of the utterly crap early Gen4’s…… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ceb42bb5c07263ae1cbd46335e4e2b16fd25660fa6b1600ee93310c041c85c64.gif

    • Beju

      I remember thinking that the early Gen 4 Glock 17 I rented was throwing shell casings straight back at my face because it was a beat-up range gun.

      Then came word of the recoil spring and ejector issues, and I realized that it was a feature, not a bug.

      • ClintTorres

        It helps you keep your round count straight!

        • Beju

          Wouldn’t that require a mirror to count the dirt/burn marks on my face?

      • Jim Slade

        Mine came with the bonus “Light strike / dimple the primer but no BANG” feature, plus added “You’re probably just limp-wristing it” advice free of charge from Glock service.

        • Beju

          Added training opportunities for clearing malfunctions.

          In my experience, Winclean ammo from 10 years back was great for that.

  • Gary Kirk

    Grabs movie snacks and hot wings, sits in recliner cradling my 1911 and 357 sig converted Beretta 96.. And gets ready for the show..

  • gunsandrockets

    I think the Goldilocks description is quite accurate. The domination of the Glock certainly has also littered the marketplace with numerous useful and inexpensive accessories too. Like the Wolf 9mm conversion barrel I got for my Glock 23C.

    I haven’t had a chance to handle 4th Generation Glocks (since I live in Commiefornia), but I don’t like how fat the Glock grip is. Eh, I’ve handled worse.

    • john huscio

      Gen4 grips are slimmer

  • retfed

    When my agency authorized personally-owned Glocks in early 1989, several of my colleagues bought the early 19s. They all had trouble with them. It seems that Glock let a run of bad 19s escape from the factory in late ’88, and these were them. I bought a 17 and never had a bit of trouble with it. My only gripe was, it was just a little too big for plainclothes work.
    I was subsequently issued a Gen 3 19 in 2005, and I loved it. If it’s not the best pistol in the world, it’s one of the top few.
    I say this having carried K-frame and Ruger revolvers, 1911s, Sigs, HKs, and a few other guns, both round and flat, throughout a 30-plus year career.
    I think the Glock 19 makes a perfect starting point for a new shooter looking to buy a gun. I’d look hard at the M&P or the P320, too. Competition is good.

    • Gary Kirk

      Competition is great now..

      • PersonCommenting

        I hope since they are making them in the US now we will start seeing finger grooveless glocks soon. I really like them but when there are guns like the ppq that have the most ergonomic of grips I can see why people complain about glock at times.

        I love my 19 but it is far from the best. Its just a nice base gun that can outfitted to what you like. For what it is the price needs to come down that or they need to improve their warranty.

        • Gary Kirk

          Never complained about Glocks, personally have no feelings about them at all.. But could you enlighten me as to when they’ve been made in the U.S.?

          Now, if.. And that’s a big IF.. They are adopted servicewide.. Glock will have to start domestic production to meet US DoD specs.. Correct me if I am wrong..

          • Anonymoose

            Some 17s and 19s (and maybe some others) are produced in the US. I don’t know why no .380 Glocks are made in the US, since that would skirt the import laws.

          • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

            I dont think there is much of a market for a double stack .380 in the US anymore. Im guessing Glock thinks the 42 is sufficient.

          • PersonCommenting

            I disagree, it would be a small market but a 19 sized 380 would cure a lot of problems with those who are recoil shy or have weak hand strength

          • Anonymoose

            idgaf. I still want one, just to say I have one!

          • PersonCommenting

            I know for at least 5 years. Still plenty being imported but for the 42 and 43 they had to be made here as US won’t allow importing of small guns. Finger grooves are also one of the things fullsize Glocks must have to meet import laws.

          • john huscio

            I believe the US made glocks are largely made for export.

        • Gary Kirk

          I have nothing against glock.. Would like to have one.. Not a 19, 17 would be my style.. Actually a G20.. 😉

          • PersonCommenting

            If they are a great gun!

    • Anonymoose

      The 19 came out in ’88, so it was probably teething issues.

    • Marcus D.

      I would never recommend a Glock to a new shooter. Ne shooters have issues with their booger hooks being on the trigger without thinking about it. ND waiting to happen.

      • retfed

        What would you recommend instead?

      • Jack Burton

        It has always struck me as a bit odd seeing one of the most ND-prone pistol designs being touted as the best beginner gun so, so often…I mean surely if one can be trusted to be 110% safe at all times with a Glock, they should be able to manipulate a thumb safety when needed. Right?

  • Edeco

    Bleh. Too stubby, and no hole in the top of the slide.

  • Joseph Goins

    Until CZ improves on perfection.

    • AC97

      What do you mean by “until?”

      They were already perfection with the CZ 75.

      Yes, I know that you’re talking about the P10

      • Joseph Goins

        Perfection was the CZ-75 SP-01 AccuShadow by CZ-USA and CZ Custom. That thing was ten times better than my Wilson Combat 1911.

        • Gary Kirk

          Only because you pay 10 times the cost of a decent 1911

          • AC97

            Where can I get a decent 1911 for $150?

          • Gary Kirk

            Where can I get a decent Glock??

            Oh, wait, for $150

          • Joseph Goins

            So a “decent 1911” should cost about $450? Yeah right.

          • iksnilol

            Well, a decent 1911 is RIA which is like 500 bucks. Hardly 10 times the price if the CZ is like 1500. It’s cheap for what you get (the CZ).

        • n0truscotsman

          You’ve peaked my interest! Now Ill have to keep an eye out for one of those.

    • john huscio

      With mags that cost twice as much and are twice as scarce.

      • Joseph Goins

        Funny. I can always find them on CZ website. People put too much emphasis on availability because of “Walking Dead” and “Red Dawn” scenarios where they can find Glock mags everywhere.

        • john huscio

          I can walk into any random Walmart/Dunhams/Gander Mtn in bfe, USA and find Glock mags………its a pretty comforting realization.

          • Gary Kirk

            You don’t live on the eastern seaboard

          • john huscio

            Fortunately no.

          • Joseph Goins

            For all those times that you go to Walmart and think “I guess getting my 235th Glock magazine wouldn’t hurt none”? No. People don’t just randomly shop like that for magazines.

          • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

            Just how many mags do you go through?

          • john huscio

            I have a stockpile of 30 or so, number is constantly rising.

          • KentuckyProud

            Yep, just purchased the Canik TP9 Elite with 15 rounds per mag. It stinks only having two of them and having to order online to purchase a dozen more for it.
            PS: this one unlike its larger siblings it is having a little growing pains… FTE etc…
            Be safe all.

        • john huscio

          Its not so much that as a new administration somewhere down the line going after hi-cap mags………abundance now allows me to scoop up as many as I like for very reasonable prices. Buy cheap, stack deep.

          • Joseph Goins

            And can you not “swoop up as many as you like” from an online vendor?

  • gordon

    Wierd. I was just thinking “how come nobody ever talks about the Glock 19? – I sure wish somebody would try for the 1 millionth video celebration soon.”

    • PersonCommenting

      Oh but that grip angle is just soooooo horrible that it is deserving of a million videos/S Truly the most over used complaint. I would think the size would be a bigger issue than the silly grip angle which can be overcome unlike the size…

      • John

        Remember, it’s not the size of your grip, it’s the angle of your dangle!

        • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

          Well according to most complaints, Glock loses on both. Though for size they do err on the side of too large…

        • John Swinkels

          I thought it was the heat of the meat.

      • iksnilol

        Grip (not only angle, but the blocky shape of it as well), trigger, sights, the price.

        All scream “mediocre” to me.

        • guest

          We’ve been over that. You, by your own admission have muscle memory and have issues handling any gun that has the “wrong” shape. Stop confusing people and laying blame which stems from the gray matter between your ears over on an inanimate object that so many handle just fine without issues.

          • iksnilol

            And we have the know-it-all who doesn’t know about ergonomics back again like the mighty Lazarus himself.

            Thank goodness gracious, I was worried you had died from Glock Leg or sumthin’.

          • guest

            You are about as capable of statements “så hatten passer” as I am capable of classic ballet, but I’ll let that one slide.

            On a more serious note – I use Glock maybe 95% of the time, the remaining time some S&W revolver, and a 1% or below guns I borrowed. Guess what – that “non-ergonomic” grip and especially that “non-user friendly” long 1.5 action trigger pull made me a much better shooter, so much so that I am shocked (on my own, very modest scale of expectations) of how precisely I can shoot ANY single-action gun with ANY grip post-Glock.

            That’s because I shoot and train, while you give up and vent your childish frustration at an inanimate object online. Voks opp, du bortskjemt liten fjert og lær deg å skyte i stedet for å syte.

          • iksnilol

            So you use a Glock 95% of the time and you’re shocked why you’re good with it? Gosh darn it, you’re really dense.

          • guest

            Being dense is your specialty, a trait I can never rob you of or master myself. Let me quote myself in case you missed my point:

            “On a more serious note – I use Glock maybe 95% of the time, the
            remaining time some S&W revolver, and a 1% or below guns I borrowed.
            Guess what – that “non-ergonomic” grip and especially that “non-user
            friendly” long 1.5 action trigger pull made me a much better shooter, so
            much so that I am shocked (on my own, very modest scale of
            expectations) of how precisely I can shoot ANY single-action gun with
            ANY grip post-Glock.”

            Read the last lines over again in case you yet again deliberately “missed” my point.
            I do not know if I can write it more plainly, but the “difficult” trigger pull and the light frame forced me to shoot better with ALL guns. People often times like single-action heavy handguns and I can’t blame them – especially ones with single-stage super sensitive triggers. It makes for easy shooting because the shooter does not have to hold the gun as tight and be as careful with the trigger finger and the rest of the muscles not to twitch and ever so slightly offset the POI. Glock does not forgive such mistakes nor does it pamper the shooter in any way and that makes for a steep learning curve. The result is that the shooter HAS to hold it tight and absolutely HAS to develop keen trigger control. It’s like training with weights that are a tad too heavy: the pay-off comes later when every other single action metal-framed gun starts feeling almost too easy to shoot.

            Now I understand you like to have things easy, to have a gun tailored to your shortcomings in order to avoid such or similar learning curve, and by all means you have every right to do so. But it will never, ever make you a better shooter because instead of fixing the attitude of your gray matter you chose the easy way out.
            I unlike you take Kennedy’s quote to heart: I do not do these things because they are easy, I do them because they are hard.

            So come on, cry some more about how the grip is “wrong”. I feed on your crocodile tears of blame directed at a gun that a lot of people have no issue with. Maybe we should even go as far as arranging a “glock-free safe space” for you, where you and your like-minded weaklings can moan about how that OTHER gun fits you so much better 🙂
            And speaking of such nonsense – I propose that a lot of people convicted of some or other vehicular crimes be set free. You see, the shape of the steering wheel and pedals were wrong. The car made them do it!

          • iksnilol

            Sooo by your logic we should have spiked car pedals, no mirrors and bad seats because that makes you a better and more careful driver?

            No thank you, besides, I never mind a long trigger pull (lord knows a DA revolver has one). I just mind the plastic mushy trigger. I can shoot well with the inconsistent trigger of a Glock, or I can shoot fast but inconsitently with it. Fast and consistently? Not to my full potential.

            But I think it is you who’s missing the point, since you do reach a point where the pistol is holding you back. But you’ll nonetheless blame it on “gray matter”.

        • Bullphrog855

          It really does today. You can buy handguns that have been polished more for cheaper than Glocks. It’s a buyers market for polished handguns.

          My biggest issue with the Glock is that new shooters and first time owners are pressured into owning a mediocre hand gun. They don’t have to deal learning to work with a uncomfortable project gun that doesn’t aim intuitively. They’re just pressured into it by marketing and fandom hype.

          They could get a gun that doesn’t have these issue.

          • iksnilol

            Careful now, pardner, you mention that and you might’a done get harassed by an anonymous guy who will say it’s just a training issue that you’re not super proficent with a gun that handles unlike any other gun (guns that you most likely have practiced a decent amount with).

          • John Mood

            With respect it’s all about training and practice, and following the Cooper rules. And the grip angle sucks. When NASA commissioned a portable battery powered drill that would be useful to men (and/or women) in spacesuits, they directly copied the grip angle of… the Browning designed 1911A1. (Fact). Current descendants of those drills are known as the Black and Decker line.

            Almost every other (other than Glock) handgun and drill copies the Browning grip angle. I say get a GOOD weapon and drill ’em!

          • Zebra Dun

            I knew this would be said!

          • Zebra Dun

            Or a die hard M-1911A1 (pbui) afficiendo.

          • PersonCommenting

            I know I am really late to this but its not that hard to transition between a glock and another gun assuming your hands fit a glock which can be a big problem. Just my thinking. While you probably wont shoot it as fast or as well, people act like they are going to completely miss their target with a glock because of the angle. Just my thinking.

          • John Mood

            Good point about polished weapons, but if it puts lead on target and leaves distinguishable ballistics, that’s what really matters to me. Give me a 92F with mods (that rapid disassembly by an attacker thing scares hell out of me – see Jet Li in the “Lethal Weapon” series.) or a 1911A1 (even a RIA/Armscor one)…

          • iksnilol

            I done reckon that was a movie thing to make the character seem more intimidating/scary.

            I mean, how many folks can disassemble a pistol while it is pointed at them?

          • John Mood

            Actually some convict who wanted better privileges decided to make a deal with his guards and show them that “trick”. Many hundreds of the convicts knew the trick, word got back to Hollywood, and Jet Li, AND the manufacturer, and the mods began. You damn sure can’t do that to a modded 92 and never could on a Colt/Browning 1911A1.

            That’s why they call jail Criminal University.

          • iksnilol

            Well, by “mod” you mean shortening the disassembly lever?

          • John Mood

            NO. I mean, and meant, the factory engineered “fix” for this problem. There wad a retrofit authorized to prevent the near instantaneous diassembly of te model of wrapon under discusssion. DO try and keep up…

        • PersonCommenting

          Agree. I just think the grip angle thing is overplayed. The size and shape are a bigger deal than angle

        • John Mood

          Agreed, but they scream “crap” to me.

          • lukey331

            For me it’s the ugly factor. I don’t like the look. I’ve even owned one as a gift before. My firearm has to be good looking. I’m also all about Smith & Wesson any day. My daily carry is a revolver. I get people telling or asking me that I should carry more rounds. I always laugh and tell them that if you’re confident that you can shoot what you aim at, than you don’t need a lot of rounds.

    • Jim Slade

      Every time someone buys a Glock, an angel gets their wings and Gaston Glock snorts more coke off of a hooker’s behind.

      • John Mood

        And pays out more alimony to his now rich wife. er, ex-wife…

      • Zebra Dun

        That is nasty but accurate!

    • Nicks87

      What’s weird is all the people in the comments section trashing Glocks but yet they remain one of the most reliable, easy to shoot and accurate handguns available. Not to mention used by an inordinate amount of Law Enforcement/military. It’s like that saying, if you think everyone is an a**hole, maybe it’s not them, it’s you.

      • gordon

        Based on the rest of your comment, I don’t think “inordinate” means quite what you think it means.

        • Nicks87

          Maybe not the right word but you get my meaning. More Glocks are in the hands of people who carry guns for a living than any other pistol. It doesn’t make them the best but obviously they have some redeeming qualities.

          • gordon

            I am ambivalent about Glocks (and 19s) myself but agree that for most people they are a very good choice. Actually, I am not partial to or hatin’ on any brand or model. I have carried five very different handguns since I got my first permit in ’95 and think they were all quite satisfactory. I am about to switch (or more likely rotate) from a Five Seven to a Nighthawk Korth and I still really like the Five Seven but it just doesn’t have that all steel feel that I have come to appreciate as I have gotten older and more nostalgic.

          • rambo jones

            lol, look at the amount of people that buy McDonalds food…. NOT even close to the best of what you can buy in the fast food world. Marketing, marketing… marketing.

      • iksnilol

        Well, everybody uses Apple computers and phones. Doesn’t mean they’re good (or good value for the money paid).

        • guest

          Unfair comparison. Apple products are expensive and fashionable de facto. Glocks are not expensive and are about as fashionable as a averagely priced hammer from a local hardware store. They fill that special niche of “boring and reliable” niche of guns that get s*** done, for people that need to get s*** done and don’t have time for fashion, “custom” features or any other nonsense.

          • iksnilol

            I dunno, I find them expensive considering there are cheaper while better/equal guns.

          • guest

            If you find them expensive then math is the second major problem you have besides “wrong shape grips” that “makes the muzzle point the wrong way”

          • iksnilol

            Okay, a Grand Power new is cheaper than a Glock. A used CZ or Sig is again, cheaper than a new Glock.

            All of those I mentioned have better barrels and triggers. And by “wrong shape grips”, try the following: look at a target, close your eyes, grab the gun and point it at the target, now open your eyes… are you aiming straight at the target?

          • rambo jones

            I would take a CZ hands down any day over a Glock or most other semi auto guns. CZ is one manufacturer that I have never had any issues with and find them a great value for the buck. I noticed also that every CZ I have had someone always tries to buy them from me.

          • iksnilol

            The curse of having a good albeit inexpensive firearm: everybody and their momma will want to buy it off you?

          • rambo jones

            never had ANY issues selling any of my guns… so whats your point?

          • iksnilol

            I dunno, I don’t appreciate much being accosted by folks wantin’ to buy my shootin’ iron.

          • rambo jones

            you make no sense… there is help out there.

          • iksnilol

            Goodness gracious, darlin’

            joke
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            noun
            1.
            a thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter, especially a story with a funny punchline.
            “she was in a mood to tell jokes”
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            I was joking about people constantly bothering you by wanting to buy your gun… like, lighten up, Francis… pls?

          • John Mood

            Apple computers, phones, and other products are made in China, by CHILDREN at slave wages.

            Apple stated they would reverse this trend (trend may not be the right word, they’ve been doing it for over 30 years.) but Apple (in the year or so since their announcement – they got busted in the computer press) has also NOT provided statistics or MOVED any factories to countries with fair wage labor laws. China also puts (in almost all products with an Ethernet connection) Secret Administrator backdoor password/username combinations. Is it any wonder that CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team – an agency of the US Government) reports that over 90% of hacks to US computers are coming from CHINA? I use a Korean built phone, and a Japanese built motherboard in a computer I built myself.

            Who condones child slave labor? Not me, but almost everyone using Apple products DOES, unwittingly.

            Their cost to produce a phone they sell for $695.00 may be as low as $75.00 US.

      • iksnilol

        Easy to shoot and accurate?

        I done reckon you’ve never shot out the X-ring with a Pardini or something?

  • A bearded being from beyond ti

    The Black Mesa security guys were issued magical burst firing glock 17s, or maybe that was Counter strike…

    • pithy

      You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. Barney must’ve done some giggle switch work.

    • Brick

      And the famous SPAS-12 that fires out of the barrel and mag tube at the same time!

      • A bearded being from beyond ti

        Now that was something.

    • crackedlenses

      And open-sided magazines no less.

      Yup, there are versions of Counter-Strike that feature a burst-firing Glock 18.

  • Bill

    I think at one time I had 3. They are kind of like the S&W Model 10, ubiquitous and everything you need, nothing you don’t. I’m down to my original Gen 1, one of the first imported after the original DEA contract was let, but haven’t carried it for decades.

    It’s a great gun, but never inspired the fanaticism in me that it seems to in other people.

  • Ed

    Glock 17 is better carries more ammo in mag longer easy to grip frame. Longer barrel.

    • Gary Kirk

      Uhh.. Longer grip only.. Oh, wait we’re talking G19.. Same grip shorter barrel/frame.. Same mags, might be missing something, not sure?

      • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

        G17 is .5″ longer and .5″ taller (roughly) than a G19. G17 holds 17 rounds; G19 holds 15 rounds, but you can use G17 mags in a G19.

  • Uniform223

    Desert Eagle .50cal… that is perfection right there…

    *runs for cover*

    • iksnilol

      They should make a CC Desert Eagle. Shortened grip and barrel. Like a snubnose if you will.

  • Heartbreaker

    I think the correct statement is that the Glock 19 is a Perfectly Adequate handgun. It is most definitely NOT the end-all perfect handgun. My vote goes to the Grand Power K100 which is pretty much awesome right from the factory and doesn’t require any aftermarket parts to work great.

    • Gary Kirk

      Was right there with you, up till the x gun point..

      We all have our favorite, none of which are perfect for everyone..
      But, may be perfect for just us..

    • Bullphrog855

      never even heard of Grand Power, their P11 looks real good to some one who’s been wanting a DASA compact though.

  • Don Ward
  • Renato H M de Oliveira

    Lotsa pistols suggested in the comments. All great guns, no doubt.
    My question is: how do they compare to G19 in a cost/benefit aspect? I guess that when people praise Glocks, they are talking about how effective vs how inexpensive they are.

  • John Worrel

    Bleh, I like 1911s, they’re like G-Locks but for men.

  • Wolfgar

    Been practicing, haven’t you 🙂

  • Glad to see that my Glock 19 isn’t the only one to eject all over the place, including coming back and smacking me in the head.

    • James Young

      So true

    • Marcus D.

      My Kimber Compact Carry likes to do that once in a while. I took to wearing a hat when I shoot it.

  • John

    EXACTLY! The Glock 19 is PERFECT!!!

    After I sent mine back for extraction issues and they replaced the recoil spring, it worked PERFECTLY. I had to replace that awful trigger and now it works PERFECTLY. I had to fix the pig nose but now it’s PERFECT!! I also had to get that “brass to the face” thing fixed but now MY GLOCK IS PERFECT!!!

    Just like they say……”GLOCK…..ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!!!”

    • A bearded being from beyond ti

      Just gonna shave down those finger grooves and add stippling, now it’s perfect!

      • Bullphrog855

        Dollar for dollar, you just can’t dispute it.

        • iksnilol

          Dollar for dollar is exactly where and why I dispute the Glock.

    • john huscio

      I’ve done the grand brand tour of pistols several times and I always end up back at Glock.

      • John

        I agree! Once you spend a grand on a Glock, it’s PERFECT!

        • john huscio

          Strange, stock glocks work great for me. Only things to add are night sights and a gadget.

          • John

            The “gadget” being….a working Glock?

            JK JK

            I kid about Glocks because they are touted as being “perfect” while most people know that NO gun is perfect and it’s a bit annoying. I have had to send several Sigs back to the factory and they came back “perfect” but I paid for them to be “perfect” right out of the box. When humans are involved…nothing is “perfect”.

    • Bullphrog855

      Dollar for dollar, you can’t dispute it.

    • n0truscotsman

      Glock screwed the pooch with the Gen 4, “improving” the design in ways that didn’t need to be improved. They didn’t need to change the recoil spring, and they didn’t need to change the extractor (this was done with later iterations of Gen 3 glocks IIRC).

      • john huscio

        Eh, the circa-2011/12 gen4s were legitimately bad guns………. buy with confidence now.

        • n0truscotsman

          Yep. The ones I’ve seen since then have worked very well.

    • John Mood

      There should NOT have been an extraction problem in the first place. Perfection? I think not.

      And “GLOCK…..ABSOLUTE PERFECTION™!!!” is a trademarked phrase from Glock itself, NOT a statement of fact.

  • Badwolf

    Enjoy it while you can. The cz p10c is coming soon.

  • john huscio

    I like my gen 3 19 fine, but I might switch to a gen 4….my gen 4 17 feels great and the mag release is alot easier to activate.

  • Slim934

    So what sights are you sporting on that thing?

  • Ryan Meyer

    Not really a review. More like random video of a guy shooting a G19. A more solid platform would make sense for gun reviews.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    Im not very interested in the 19. If Im concealing Id rather have a 26 and if its being used as a duty or home defense gun Id rather have a 17.

  • I just cannot understand what in the hell the point was to this video. I really believe you must have been just looking for clicks by doing a “video” on the currently most popular firearm related Google search term. Surprised the video wasn’t titled “Custom Glock 19 Stipple TiN Titanium Nitride Agency Arms”. You have valuable opinions and I appreciate your thoughts on firearms, but this is as pointless a video as it gets. What a waste of time.

  • Kivaari

    It’s about right. The best improvement I make on them is installing a 3.5# connector. The latest generation Glocks seem to have heavier-than-I-am -used-to triggers. It’s hard not to like the things.

  • Marcus D.

    Glocks are not on my “must have” list. In fact, they are not on any list of firearms I might someday buy. Why if it was the last handgun on earth….Well, maybe not that bad. That I have to save for the Jenning.

    • john huscio

      I feel the same way about most 1911s

    • maodeedee

      I used to think that way until I shot a Glock 20SF that had a trigger job. Beauty is as Beauty does.

  • Amplified Heat

    A perfect handgun wouldn’t be so ugly and uncomfortable, and would have a better trigger.

  • Hoplopfheil

    The GLOCK 19 is the perfect handgun, like the Toyota Camry is the perfect car.

  • somedingus

    Wrong. Glock 20 is the correct answer.

    • maodeedee

      Glock 20 SF is better and then you need to file and sand the stupit finger grooves.

  • Machinegunnertim

    More like the toyota echo, only less comfortable.

  • n0truscotsman

    Hell yes it is.

    Versatile (tactical and concealed carry roles) and modern, with an acceptable trigger, inexpensive cost, excellent durability, and excellent reliability.

  • crackedlenses

    Popcorn time!

  • RadicalizedModerate

    While not perfect, the G19 does so much so well that it has become the standard by which all others are judged.

    I resisted the G19 until the GEN4 came along. Now it is with me always.

  • RickH

    For my hand, the Gen 2 pistols were more comfortable, never crazy about finger swells. I can adjust to the grip angle, but after all these decades how about changing that horrible trigger guard?

  • guest

    That “unintended” feature of being able to release the slide if fresh mag gets inserted just the right way… love it. I think this works on all Glock, and if done right is shaves off some milliseconds on each reload. And if Glock really wanted to they could just as well do away with the slide catch all together. As in make it non-accessible by the user. The less buttons and doohickeys the better.

    Though as far as 19 vs 17 is concerned, I don’t see the point. Yes it is smaller, but just barely. Not that I don’t understand why people like it for its “just right” size, but I just fail to see how such a marginally smaller gun is better than the “big” original gun. Also lots of people end up using mag extensions because of the grip length… and that just kills the whole concept IMHO.

    • iksnilol

      I think that works on all guns if you slam the mag in hard enough.

  • Jack Burton

    Well it does strike just about the perfect balance between overall size and barrel length. I’ll give you that.

    But anything else Glocks in general really have going for them at this point can mostly be attributed to a mixture of luck and aggressive marketing. Plenty of durable, reliable service pistols to choose from these days that lack the Glock design’s idiosyncrasies…and its fanatical user base.

  • imtoomuch

    Absolutely not. This gun is extremely reliable, but it has many flaws. Glock needs to learn ergonomics. Every Glock grip feels like a brick. Rectangular grips for round hands doesn’t make sense. Plus, the finger grooves suck and despite what moronic James Yeager says, one size does not fit all. He compares finger grooves to gloves. Well gloves come in different sizes, jackass. The grip angle is odd and not comfortable for a lot of people. Then there’s the fact that the trigger sucks.

  • Steven

    Another “watch the shooter pull the trigger and make lots of noise’ video that shows me nothing about the handgun besides it goes bang. Far as I know he was missing a 7 yard target every time.

  • lbeacham

    The Glock 19 and Trump share common themes. Hence the wide appeal and acceptance.

  • Geoff Timm

    Of course the S&W SD9VE has the 9lb NY trigger installed, a better grip angle, comes with two magazines and costs about $289.99 on sale locally in NE FL. It carries one more round in the magazine and is .6 inches taller than the Glock. The Glock Gen 4 is still hovering around $580 locally and I don’t know if they include two magazines. Geoff Who bought the heavier Walther Creed.

  • Hoth

    Semi-auto with no manual safety = defective. Defective =/= Perfect

  • Joe Gamer
  • rambo jones

    While I really like my Glocks. “Perfection” is NEVER a word I would use in description of them. Ever. They are really good utilitarian guns, but nothing coming near perfect. To be fair, in in 45 years of being a gun nut. NOTHING has come close to “perfection” . But to each their own….

    • maodeedee

      The Browning High-power is perfect as far as how it balances in the hand and how naturally it points. But it’s trigger needs work and the older slide safeties are not as easy as those on a 1911 to manipulate when carrying cocked and locked. And overall, the gun is a little large for a 9mm.
      The one thing that puts the Glock closest to perfection is it’s absolute 100 per cent reliability with any ammo that you feed it. Beauty is as beauty does. If the Glock had second strike capability that would put it that much closer to perfection and if it had a grip shaped like a Browning High power or a CZ-75 (same thing) it would be closer still.

      • rambo jones

        and a Glock is not large for a 9MM? LOL. To each their own….

  • Jason

    I agree it is one of best do it all handguns. From concealed carry, to military duty, police duty, competing, nightstand duty. Capacity, size, weight, and concealability are all excellent. It’s very reliable and the magazines are very well made and reliable themselves.

  • maodeedee

    There is no such thing as the perfect handgun. Everything is a compromise or trade-off of some kind. The G19 would be easier to conceal and more comfortable to carry if it were a single stack and about 1/4 inch flatter in profile and weighing about 5 ounces less. But the trade-off would be about 5 rounds of ammo capacity.
    My first Glock was a gen 2 model 19. Then I “up-graded” to 40 caliber and bought a Gen 3 Glock 23 and put the 40 slide and barrel in the gen 2 frame and sold the 23 frame with the 19 slide and got a 9mm conversion barrel so I could use all my 9mm ammo and magazines. and then I got a 357 Sig barrel for it so now I have 3 guns in one. Next, I will get a 22 TCM barrel and slide for it for even more fun and games.
    So do I like my Glock 19? Hell, yes! But is it perfect? No, but it comes closer to true perfection than anything else.

  • Zebra Dun

    I have handled a Glock 19 and it is very well spread out across the handgun spectrum, I’d say it is as close to the perfect as can be had. Then again I am a devoted revolver fan and feel the same about the S&W M-66.

  • Zebra Dun

    My M-14 was a borrowed gun! Borrowed temporary from the USMC LOL

  • Bob Atom

    Glocks are ugly and in need of a real safety! Trigger is funky, and the grip angle is bad. Makes using various firearms a more complicated training issue.
    I consider the hub-bub a case of the “Emperor’s New Clothes”. Fantastic for highly trained people (police are not in the highly trained category). Not so much for the rest of us and new to shooting. The standard answers of ” it teaches the seriousness of weapons safety” or “the safety is between your ears”.

  • scaatylobo

    Its a “horrible” weapon.
    That is OWNED and SHOT by many more than own and actually shoot / carry any other handgun [ INCLUDING the greatest gun in the world [ lol ] the 1911 ].
    Sorry that y’all don’t love it,BUT loving a gun is a weird thing anyway.
    I don’t “love” the Glocks,I just carry one to save my life if required.
    I own LOTS of handguns [ yes even a Kimber 1911 ] but I EDC a Glock.
    Had it for about 20 years and NEVER had a FTF or alibi = N E V E R !!!!.
    Don’t like,or agree with me —– that is just fine by me.

  • Richard Lutz

    The No.1 defence pistol. Simple, reliable, durable, easy to shoot. I prefer the Gen3 variant as adopted by the U.S. Navy SEALs in 2015 as the Gen4 variant violates the KIS principle by having features you don’t need and not having full parts compatibility with the earlier Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3 variants.