Brownells Glock 17 Length Slides for Glock 19 Pistols

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Brownells Glock 17 Length Slides for Glock 19 Pistols (1)

Brownells has released new Glock slides which have the length of Glock 17 slide but are designed to fit Glock 19 frames. By installing these slides on your G19 pistol you will get a full-size pistol length slide with the compact grip.

Brownells Glock 17 Length Slides for Glock 19 Pistols (2)

These new slides have enlarged dust cover portion to fit the shorter Glock 19 frames. The dust cover also has a hole cut under it to make the front sight installation easier. The slides come either in uncut or windowed configuration. The latter features a cutout on top of the slide as shown in the images. There are also front serrations on the slides. The new Brownells slides come either with standard iron sight cuts or with a Trijicon RMR mounting cut. These slides are compatible with Gen3 Glock 19 handguns. They are machined from stainless steel and feature a black nitrided surface treatment/finish.

Brownells Glock 17 Length Slides for Glock 19 Pistols (3)

The main advantage of the longer slide is the longer sight radius which in its turn allows acquiring a more precise sight picture. From the concealed carry standpoint, it is normally easier to conceal the long slide/barrel than the grip. The company also claims the longer slides to aid the recoil control.

Note the hole on the extended dust cover cut for installing the front sight

It is important to know that with these extended slides you will also need to have longer Glock 19 barrels. Because of the different geometry of the locking block and corresponding barrel profile of G17 and G19 pistols, you can’t use Glock 17 barrels in Glock 19s. With these slides, you will need extended Glock 19 barrels which are available through several manufacturers on the market including Brownells.

Brownells Glock 17 Length Slides for Glock 19 Pistols (5)
Brownells Glock 17 Length Slides for Glock 19 Pistols (4)

These new Brownells slides are compatible with standard Gen3 Glock19 slide parts. The slides are available on the Brownells website at an MSRP for the stripped slides ranging from $249.99 to $299.99 depending on the configuration.


UPDATE: Brownells has released a video telling about how to assemble and install these slides.


Images from www.brownells.com

Hrachya H
Hrachya H

Managing Editor Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying the history and design of guns and ammunition. Should you need to contact him, feel free to shoot him a message at Hrachya@TheFirearmBlog.com

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  • John S John S on Feb 25, 2018

    "Because of the different geometry of the locking block and corresponding barrel profile of G17 and G19 pistols, you can’t use Glock 17 barrels in Glock 19s. With these slides, you will need extended Glock 19 barrels which are available through several manufacturers on the market including Brownells."

    Since they moved the locking block on the Gen 5 G17, I wonder if that barrel would work?

  • Skyviking Skyviking on Feb 25, 2018

    Much cheaper to have your G17's grip cut down to G19 dimensions. Ditto for the G19 cut down to G26 grip length. Spending $600+ (new slide, barrel, internals, sights) on a $400 pistol is nuts. Glocks are the Stanley Tool of the handgun industry. One is just like another. If you ever decide to go back to the original configuration, Glock will sell you a frame for $200 or so... You'll still be money ahead.

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