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…….

    • Brian Mumford

      I don’t agree. for us ambi shooters, the slide stop is nice. They’ve also removed the sharp front corners on the mag catch. It’s nice losing those finger grooves. They fit fine in my left hand, but for some reason my right hand doesn’t like them (though I hope they keep them on subcompacts going forward). The finish is supposedly more durable, it comes with the extended slide stop which I always upgrade anyway (so that potentially saves money). I’m also one of those rare individuals that doesn’t care about front slide serrations. I can press check just fine without them and it’s just one more point of friction drawing from concealment wearing heavy clothing. It also looks to me that they’ve slightly beveled the front of the slide. Knowing Glock pistols as well as I do, I’d say there is a lot to be excited about, but I wouldn’t lose any sleep if I couldn’t afford to upgrade; BUT, if they come out with 26M, 27M, and 33M models without the finger grooves, I won’t be interested in buying them.

      • valorius

        Why would you press check a pistol with an LCI?

        • Brian Mumford

          I press check because I believe they can fail. For example, if dirt got in the action it could result in a false positive. Moreover, someone new to guns, or Glocks in particular, might make the false assumption that all of them have the LCI extractors; many don’t, and they still sell them that way for people like me who prefer not to have them. I particularly hate the peep holes. Again, dirt can get in there and in low light, especially with steel casing, it might look devoid of a round when one is chambered. The worst are the flags on top of some of the Rugers. Someone unfamiliar with firearms might assume a friends ruger not having a big honking flag doesn’t have one in the chamber. Other than locking back a slide and ejecting the round, the best way to know if a round is loaded is to open up the action and look inside. A press check doesn’t rely on something that might not be functional or interpreted correctly. Personally I think people like James Yeager who said only amateurs do press checks was mistaken. There are plenty of SEAL and other special forces operators who do press checks. Yeager’s argument in the past has been that you should always know the status of your gun. Well, that’s easy for a firearms instructor who gets up in the morning every day with his particular routine perhaps, but life isn’t always like that (and perhaps rarely so). As long as you abide by the safety rules and tap the back of the slide to ensure it’s back in battery, you’re not risking anything with a press check. In my opinion, and that’s all it can be, I think his real reason has more to do with what he preaches about unloading a firearm. He often makes the point that you are looking and/or feeling for an empty chamber and NOT brass. I think that’s a great idea for UNLOADING A FIREARM, and that’s how I do it; but a press check isn’t part of the unloading process, it’s merely to ensure the gun has a round chambered so you’re not caught with your pants down. Anyway, that’s my opinion about it.

  • 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

  • Brian Mumford

    I sold both my G19’s because I carry a G26 the vast majority of the time so I’m not excited yet. That said, I hope they come out with a 26m/27m/33m, but I DO NOT want them to remove the finger grooves on the subcompacts. For some reason they don’t bother me on the G26 but I don’t like them on the G19. I know, it doesn’t make a lot of sense but having my pinky on a G19 must change the dynamics somewhat. There was a reason Glock added the finger grooves. When they fit, they arguably make the gun more controllable. The G26 is a little lighter than it’s bigger brothers, so I think it could benefit from retaining them to tame muzzle flip. I have been an ambidextrous shooter almost a decade, so I’ve been waiting a long time for ambi slide stops. I’m not disappointed in the mag catch remaining swappable as I don’t like ambi mag releases. It looks like this has changed too. It’s more like the Vickers Tactical version as it gets rid of that front top and bottom corner. Every Time I’d shoot it left hand in the right-handed configuration it bit into my hand (the Vickers doesn’t do that). I always use the extended slide stops, so that’s a welcomed feature as well. I also heard roomers the recoil spring is longer, but I can’t confirm that.