Glock 19 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol


February 27, 2007, 10:51 PM
Glock 19 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol with 2 ea. 15 round mags
your thoughts /price estimates
do you prefer the classics or poly
i dont mean to start a war im cosidering getting both what are the advantages of both and where can i learn more?

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February 27, 2007, 11:04 PM
I think the G19 is the cream of the Glock crop...Markets vary depending where you are in the country. Here in my neck of the woods, the 15 round mags are a no-no unless you're LE/active military so that part of your equasion is not an issue. As a pistol, I see used 3rd gen Glocks at about $450-ish give or take.
Me, I like polyguns, alloy guns & steel guns...I guess I'm equal opportunity :D

February 27, 2007, 11:06 PM
do you prefer the classics or poly
i dont mean to start a war im cosidering getting both what are the advantages of both and where can i learn more?
If the gun works I don't care what material it's made from. My focus is on gunfit - what fits your hand, what feels best to you. A gun that fits will be easier and more comfortable to shoot. For more info on gun fit see

Where to learn more? Take the NRA basic pistol course. Call your local shops & ranges for info. At the NRA basic pistol course you'll get to handle & shoot different pistols. You'll also get exposed to the different mechanisms like SA, DA, DA/SA, Striker Fired, etc - see the sticky at the top of this subforum. Pax's site Cornered Cat is also full of good info for new handgunners

February 27, 2007, 11:35 PM
+1 for the G19, I just took my new on to the range for the first time.

+2 for trying different guns. I didn't take the NRA course, although maybe I would have if I knew about one in the immediate past, which would have been the immediate future back when I was shopping. The advice I got was to go to a range and rent some guns, which I did. Maybe the NRA course would have more to choose from, as posted above, so maybe that's a great idea. I was looking for top performing full or compact polymer guns, while I didn't get to try everything I wanted to, I tried the (all 9MM) S&W SVE Sigma, S&W M&P full size, XD9, Glock 19, Glock 26, and held several other guns, wish I could have shot the S&W M&P Compact...

Anyway, as described above, I bought the Glock. I was more accurate with it, for whatever reason. After shooting my new one, I think the trigger on the used/demo one must have been broken in, because it was a little harder for me to shoot my new one as well as I did the demo, but I'm sure I'll work that out. I like the amount of stuff that's made for the Glocks, I like my 31rd magazines :evil: and I liked running my first couple hundred roungs of practice and defense ammo w/out one single issue :D BLAM BLAM BLAM!!!!

Prices, $459 standard Fixed Sites online, plus shipping and local FFL, if you order online, have your FFL picked out already, so you can jump on a deal when you see one, get a copy of his certificate to fax to whoever you buy it from, plus lining that up in advance you'll know what the FFL charges for the transfer, I got mine for $20, as opposed to $35-$60 at some places around here. Buying locally, it might be hard to get NIB FS for $459, maybe $479 + tax. Add Night Sights and cost goes up $50-$80 probably, depending where you get it. Last I heard, may still have some used one w/ NS and 1 mag for $399+shipping/FFL.

I got the Homeland Defender pkg that comes with (4) 15 rd mags, Trijicon NS, Glock Tac Light, Extended Slide and Mag Releases - NIB from ImpactGuns for $603 + Shipping / FFL - $640, then I bought (2) 31 rd mags from them too for $25 each. Details & pics here if interested:

Good luck either way.


February 27, 2007, 11:42 PM
I paid $379 OTD for a LNIB 2nd Gen Glock 19 last week, but the prices really vary by location.

Anywhere around $4-450 is a good price for a used 2nd or 3rd Gen Glock 19 here in SW Washington State.

February 27, 2007, 11:45 PM
Great guns. We sell them new in box for $495.

Used $399

Pay no more.

Black Majik
February 28, 2007, 01:08 AM
The G19 is one of the best all around pistols to own. Cheap to feed, durable, reliable and accurate. Just a shame I can't shoot Glocks for beans. But, theres a following of this platform for a reason, because they work, and excel for their purpose. I personally really like the compact Glocks because the fingergrooves fit my hand better than the fullsize and subcompact versions. Since the gun points high for my high thumbs hold, so the shorter radius of the compacts helps me much.

There are many other platforms to try out. You'll have to test them all out. Each and all have their pros and cons. You'll find a platform that feels like "the one." It'll take some time, but boy is it a satisfying feeling.

Good luck.

February 28, 2007, 02:08 AM
I've owned dozens of different handguns and calibers. The G19 for my tastes is the best handgun on the planet. Easy to maintain, easy to fire, and accurate, with the same trigger pull each time.

February 28, 2007, 09:11 AM
Just bought one at my local gun shop for $496. I couldn't be happier with it. One thing you notice if you are used to steel guns, is that as the magazine empties, recoil increases, because you can really feal that 15 round mag emptying. 15 rds of 9mm adds alot of weight. Not that the recoil is bad at all, just my first observation. Accuracy very good, the trigger is like a single action after you pull thru the initial take up.

February 28, 2007, 11:05 AM
Anything under $550 new is a decent price. I paid $546.89 OTD for my G23.(central Florida) And trust me i shopped around. $620 at one place; $586 at another. Mind you i only quote price after tax and fees.

Make sure to buy a factory 30+round magazine from the G18. It's one of those glove box items, in my opinion.

February 28, 2007, 11:56 AM
Superb gun, maybe Glock's single best. For me the G19 is a durable, reliable, high-capacity close-distance self-defense pistol. At ordinary gunfight distances it will get the job done as well or better than any alternative.

Nomad, 2nd
February 28, 2007, 11:59 AM
I much perfer the Steel, preferably in 1911 format.

However I do have a couple gen 3 19's.

Picked up the last one for $412 like new, with night sites and one mag. (Box, paperwork...)

February 28, 2007, 07:42 PM
It's funny, but I've found the recoil in any caliber of Glocks to actually be less. The only 9mm I ever owned that seemed to have less recoil was the Beretta 92FS. And the same model in 96 had way more recoil than a Glock 23. I even had the Glock 36 for awhile, and found it to have less recoil than a full size Colt 1911.

February 28, 2007, 08:25 PM
my lgs is trying to sell them at 550... i was like ha

February 28, 2007, 11:24 PM
The 19 is the Glock to get IMO. I paid $519 for mine but FYI... Academy sells the 19s for $499.

March 1, 2007, 08:46 AM
I really like my G19, its become my daily carry pistol.

Paid $440 for mine, new in box with 2 hi-caps and Trijicon night sights.

....then I sent it off to ZipGraver and polished the barrel.

March 1, 2007, 09:29 AM
I'm not a Glock guy, but the G-19 and G-36 are the only two models I'd ever consider owning. The 19 is probably the strongest all-around performer they've got -- good size for CCW, but big enough for accurate fire and range work, etc.

Price-wise, new, it would run a little under $500 in my neck of the woods ($489 seems to be the local industry standard for non-45/10mm Glocks). Used wouldn't be much cheaper, Glocks tend to hold their value pretty well.

The Lone Haranguer
March 1, 2007, 04:34 PM
I have had one since 1998 and it has been outstanding. Until eclipsed by the newer technology of the S&W M&P it was my "go-to" handgun. Of the GLOCK models I've owned or shot (the others were a 27, a 30 and a 36), it is my favorite and the only one I kept.

IV Troop
March 1, 2007, 11:54 PM
I carry a Glock 19 every day around the clock here in the sandbox. It is a fine gun and has proven to be super reliable in the worst of conditions. I cannot think of a better choice for the role it serves me here.

Stateside I was issued a G21. It was another fine gun and excellent in its role.

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