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Had a buyer offer me a good price on my Glock 19 gen 3 (made $100) on the deal. I have been carrying my Sig P320 for about 6 months now, and it is a nice pistol. But as far as I am concerned the trigger upgrade made the stock trigger spongier and just not as accurate for me. I have a buyer for the 320, so I started shopping for a gen 5 looking for that too sweet deal. It came along a few weeks ago, I got a new Gen 5 for $498+$20 shipping.
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From the Glock website: The G19 Gen5 features over 20 design modifications from its Gen4 predecessor, including the GLOCK Marksman Barrel, an nDLC finish, ambidextrous slide stop levers, a grip with no finger grooves, and a flared mag-well. I also noticed the internal frame has been stretched a bit and seems beefier. The new Glock came in a standard case with backstraps, manuals, lock etc..oh and 3-15 round magazines.
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What can I say - you've seen this many times - a Glock stripped and ready for cleaning. The new slide finish is much darker and more lustrous that my Gen 3.
The trigger is different enough that you can tell it has been upgraded. My pull comes in at 5lbs and has a nice break and a short reset.
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I installed the large backstrap, which alters my grip enough to keep from getting the dreaded trigger finger pinch. The new cutout in the front of the magwell however felt kinda pinchey. So I ordered Pierce mag extensions with a flange built in to cover that new magwell cutout. Glock says they put that cutout in to assist in stripping jammed mags. Hmmm..I don't like it. Not having finger grooves in the grip is a big plus for me, as I have fat fingers and large hands, I could never get my fingers to line up with the grooves. The Gen 5 grip also has been slightly changed, it feels a bit thinner than the Gen3. What matters is it fit my hand very well.
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So does it still shoot like a Glock, well I am happy to report it still is more accurate than I am. This sticky was shot at 25 yards on a dreary, rainy day. I ran 200 rounds of mixed hollow points and ball ammo, with no failures. With 15 + 1 full mag of 124grn HST this Glock weighs in at 30.7 oz's. Overall the G19 gen 5 is a bit smaller, a bit lighter, and a bit more accurate than my P320 CC. It carries better than the Sig in my Kydex IWB holster. So in my case the Glock is a clear winner, and will be my carry going forward. I also bought an ETS 33 round extended Glock 18 magazine for $14 to use with my new Glock. It ran 64 rounds perfectly, seems built pretty cheesy, but it works well and the price was right. As a former Glock hater, this Gen5 has convinced me, to stop giving Glock guys grief...well for a few days anyway..:eek: Gun Everyday carry Airsoft gun Trigger Starting pistol
Carry on and carry often.
 

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OH MY GOD!!
I am to late , he has already gone over to the DARK SIDE!!!!
 

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Thanks for the review! That Glock 19 looks like a tack driver for sure! I own three Gen 3
Glocks, the 21, 23 and the 26 and all of them have been great guns. I've shot hundreds
of rounds and have had only one misfeed whenever I've shot my Glocks. I'm thinking
about getting another one for concealed carry and I'm interested in the Glock 30 in .45
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Congratulations on your new Glock 19 Gen 5 and may it serve you well! :cool: :smile:

Also, excellent review! :smile:
Your writing of it almost makes me want to go out and buy one! ...............Almost! ;)

One of my cousins has a new G19 Gen 5 and he's been very happy with it, so far.
 
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