Daniel B. got an opportunity to try out a 19M.

I recently had the opportunity to handle and shoot the Glock 19m. I only had about 100 rounds through it. Upon inspection of the frame and slide, I noticed as most would know the trigger is similar to the 43. The 19m I used had extended slide release levers, I was surprised, as I haven’t seen them in any pictures of this platform before. I am super excited about the 19 and or 17m I hope Glock releases them asap.

Fellow TFB writer, Pete, posted about another 19M two weeks ago.


  • Patriot Gunner

    “Neva been dun befo”

  • Harry’s Holsters

    I wonder what glock is doing in terms of inventory control. I just saw the new 19 with the forward cocking serration in my glock shop. With that version the Gen 4, Gen 3 and this one you’re looking at an inventory nightmare. Why not just add forward coking serations to the 19m and nix the current Gen 4 bringing them back to just Gen 3 and Gen 4.

    Maybe they are counting on “glock collectors” wanting one of each. That’s the only reason I can see for bringing on the extra hassle.

    • Furby

      19M with and without front slide serrations. “Classic” Gen 4. Gen 4 with front slide serrations, non-M model. And ditto for all Gen 3s. About six different flavors.
      GOTTA HAVE ‘EM ALL ! 😉

      • Gary Kirk

        Glock should change their slogan from “perfection”.. To pokemon..

    • flyingburgers

      Can’t see how anything Glock can be an “inventory nightmare”, especially when compared to hunting rifles.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        Hunting rifles are probably worse but given the nature of glocks products they could keep things simple and still sell a ton of guns.

    • Gary Kirk

      Ahh.. The notorious Glock collector, still searching for “perfection”..

    • Nick Austen

      Because not everyone wants forward slide serrations.

      • pun&gun

        Not wanting them and wanting to not have them are different things. Why would anyone refuse to buy a Glock because it had them?

    • richard kluesek

      Just bought the Gen 4 ’19 with forward cocking serrations, metal non glo sights, and extended slide stop lever, The finger grooves are more subtle than on a Gen 3. On that gun had those flattened and a slight relief done on the root of the trigger guard. Will do the same on this new gun and that will make it an “M” plus ultra with the additional features. The signature profile hook trigger guard is something many shooters dont use in holding and gets in the way of reholstering, would also be nice to round off the profile (blasphemous apostasy !).

  • Meme

    That gun also has Trijicon night sights. Are those standard on the 19M ? Like the extended slide release ?
    Anything else ? Maybe anti-rotation pins, like an AR-15 ? 😉

    • Josh Vicini

      Ameriglo, actually, not Trijicon. Ameriglo has done many OEM night sights for Glock, but this is the first I’ve seen a high-vis option on a non-limited production run (i.e. Lipsey’s Vicker’s G19, etc.)

  • It looks what would happen if a Glock and a 1911 got drunk and had a one night stand.

    • valorius

      If that happened the Glock would go to jail for date rape.

      • Gary Kirk


      • Joshua

        see, had I went for the joke I wouldn’t have gone for the race joke, I’d call it a statutory rape charge against the 1911

        • Edeco

          The Glock would get a disease from the 1911.

    • mig1nc

      I thought that was the hudson?

  • Josh Vicini

    No front serrations? Same crappy trigger guard design with an inadequate undercut and narrow trigger opening?

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      If you could get all the features you wanted on one Glock, how could they sell you 5 of them?

    • SomeRandomGuy

      Do you realize what you just said? You complained about the inadequate undercut (i.e. I suppose you want it larger, with more of a cutout upward for shooting & support hands) and in the same breath complained about the narrow trigger opening… one directly affects the other.

      If you had a larger, more ample trigger opening your undercut would be even worse than it is now.

      Granted some of the trigger guard wall can be thinned, but there’s a point where you’ll have to compromise one over the other.

  • valorius

    What is new or exciting about this thing at all? Nothing.

    • Twilight sparkle

      New? Nothing. Exciting? I can finally get a glock 19 without finger grooves without having to search for a ridiculously rare gen 2

      • Luis Valdes

        Gen 2 G19s aren’t rare at all. They were in production for 10 years,

      • Or, you know, just have one of the myriad aftermarket smiths that specialize in Glocks remove them and stipple the grip.

        • Sunshine_Shooter

          Cheaper than a whole new Glock, too.

      • George Lee

        AIM Surplus gets them on a regular enough basis…….

  • Hoplopfheil

    This is my dream version of a GLOCK 19.

    Well, I guess the Gen 2 was.

  • Tim

    I saved my favorite GLOCK 19 holster after I sold the firearm just in case the M actually became a reality for average citizens.

    In the meantime I am really warming up to the P320C.

    • ToeStubber

      I was too…until I shot one and threw up in my mouth a little.

      • Tim

        May I ask what are your impressions?

      • Tim

        May I ask what are your impressions?

  • T Edgar

    ‘The 19m I used had extended slide release levers…’

    Ambi slide release levers? super exciting

  • Okay…and? Is it finally OK to start beefing on Glocks and their “new” offerings the way people do every time someone comes up with a “new” 1911? I mean, okay, they took off the finger grooves. Great.

    • DonDrapersAcidTrip

      Clearly there’s a lot of right handers here

      Not everything is for you

      • I have nothing against making lefty-friendly guns, or about updating designs to include it. That doesn’t change the fact that there’s nothing intrinsically revolutionary about this.

  • Adam D.

    Maybe it’s just me, but I’d really appreciate it if Glock did something with that darn stamped slide release and the takedown lever for the Gen 5.

    Alright, I get it, they’re extremely low profile, no-snag controls, you just can’t get them hung up on anything, but they’re also terrible to manipulate in my humble opinion. These are the two attributes of Glocks I just can’t stand.

    A larger, wider slide release like the ones on HK pistols (USP, HK45 etc.) or 1911s and a takedown lever double (or triple) the size of the current one would be nice.

  • Beast45

    I’ll stick with my NYPD Equipment Section Generation 2 thank you very much.

  • I Am Who I Am

    Does the 19M have an ambidextrous slide release for left-handed shooters?

  • PaulWVa

    Only way I’d get excited by a Glock is if they were free….then I could trade it for a Sig or a nice 1911….now that would be exciting….I can do free.

  • Also, is it OK to start snarking on Glock introducing yet another minor variation on the striker design, like we do with 1911s?

  • Richard Lutz

    Gen3 is best as later variants violate the KIS principle with unnecessary features that compromise the simplicity for no good reason like the use of a double recoil spring and lack full parts compatibility with earlier variants, as noted in the PDF about the Glock 19 on the MIS website – http://www.militia.info/action.html