Discontinuing the GLOCK 19 ?


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boalex207
November 26, 2007, 11:40 PM
I heard or read somewhere that GLOCK was discontinuing the model 19. It seems really hard to believe for a variety of reasons.

Can anybody confirm or refute this information ?

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Autolycus
November 26, 2007, 11:48 PM
I doubt it. I believe the Glock 19 and the Glock 22 are their most popular pistols right now.

rj112275
November 26, 2007, 11:51 PM
haven't heard that. that would be like Honda announcing that they are doing away with the Accord.

10-Ring
November 26, 2007, 11:54 PM
I've heard other rumours re: Glocks but not re: 19

TOADMAN
November 26, 2007, 11:58 PM
I think you will see a single stack 9mm Glock before the G19 goes the way of the buffalo.

Shooters Plus
November 27, 2007, 12:05 AM
I can't imagine The Glock 19 being discontinued. Nah... :)

jeepmor
November 27, 2007, 12:13 AM
Rumours are like butts, everybody has one.

Did you hear that at a gunstore by chance?

kd7nqb
November 27, 2007, 02:33 AM
I heard that Glock was going to stop selling to LEO's but I didnt believe that one either.

dasmi
November 27, 2007, 02:43 AM
Not likely.

cleareyes
November 27, 2007, 03:48 AM
Could it be because of this issue?
http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/phase3.html

Or has this been totally addressed?

possum
November 27, 2007, 04:15 AM
highly doubtful.

brentn
November 27, 2007, 05:04 AM
I can't imagine any changes to any of the models they offer, well all except for a couple.
The 21 full frame, the SF could possibly replace it.
As long as we continue to use center fire cartridges I can't see any of the other models dropping off of the list anytime soon?

Soybomb
November 27, 2007, 05:24 AM
Did you hear that at a gunstore by chance?
:D Exactly what I thought.

Onmilo
November 27, 2007, 09:57 AM
Yeah, I heard a customer say that the new Ruger SR9 pistol will put Glock out of business altogether,,,,,,,,,,:D

Geno
November 27, 2007, 10:08 AM
Glock will not stop manufacturing the 19 anytime soon. No. :)

Doc2005

Silvanus
November 27, 2007, 10:26 AM
LOL (sry:p). But as far as I know, the Glock 19 (along with the 23 and 17) is their most successful model, at least in the US where there is a large market for CC weapons. But perhaps they discontinue it to put all their effort into manufacturing the new Glock-carbine:rolleyes:

KBintheSLC
November 27, 2007, 02:41 PM
It sounds like the "phase 3" problems have been an issue with the model 19. However, I would assume that they would merely work to upgrade the design aspects rather than discontinue the model altogether.

The Lone Haranguer
November 27, 2007, 11:08 PM
Could it be because of this issue?
http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/phase3.html

Or has this been totally addressed?
Interesting reading, but none of those malfunctions of the kind described have ever happened to mine. Ever.

I too seriously doubt - but cannot confirm or deny - that they would discontinue their most versatile (IMO) model.

Caimlas
November 27, 2007, 11:29 PM
In other news, Coca Cola Bottle Company stops making their Coke brand of products...

denfoote
November 27, 2007, 11:57 PM
It sounds like the "phase 3" problems have been an issue with the model 19. However, I would assume that they would merely work to upgrade the design aspects rather than discontinue the model altogether.

As far as the so-called phase III malfunctions go, I'm inclined to believe they came about because the NYPD is composed of morons!!

As for the G19 being discontinued, check to see if it still has a NATO stock number.
That will speak volumes!!! ;)

The Lone Haranguer
November 28, 2007, 12:08 AM
In other news, Coca Cola Bottle Company stops making their Coke brand of products...


:what: :uhoh:

JP from Phoenix
November 28, 2007, 01:08 AM
i doubt it glock 19s are probably one of the top selling guns period.

Ratshooter
November 28, 2007, 01:28 AM
I heard that Glock is releasing their first revolver in 2008. It is a rimmed 10mm that doesn't need moon clips.

Ratshooter
November 28, 2007, 01:30 AM
JUST KIDDING. Ha, Gotcha!!!

I do wish somebody would though.

dhoomonyou
November 28, 2007, 01:41 AM
only when you know where freezes over.

grimjaw
November 28, 2007, 02:50 AM
In other news, Coca Cola Bottle Company stops making their Coke brand of products...

. . . Smith and Wesson discontinues the Model 10, and manufacturers everywhere stop producing 1911-style pistols. Their story?

"It's just not selling."

Gaston Glock ain't no dummy, and it doesn't make business sense (to me) to stop selling such a popular pistol.

This thread seems more like an attempt at starting internet rumor and disinformation, and ought to be treated as such.

jm

deltacharlie
November 28, 2007, 08:44 AM
G19 stopping production...I think not.

Glocks product line up is stagnant and unchanged. They seem to neither introduce anything new or discontinue weak sellers (e.g. 45GAPs). They have a lineup of guns that they concentrate on improving, nothing more, nothing less.

Could it be because of this issue?
http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/phase3.html

Or has this been totally addressed?Interesting article. Never happened to me but that doesn't mean the problem doesn't exist.

Also didn't know NYPD carried the G19, thought they carried the G21 or G22. Why would any department issue their officers the G19 as a primary carry weapon?

jaysouth
November 28, 2007, 10:21 AM
New NYPD officers are not issued any firearms. They are allowed to purchase a Glock 19, Smith 5946, or DAO Sig 226. End of list.

The glock is cheaper. Cops vote with their wallets just like everybody else.

Deanimator
November 28, 2007, 10:24 AM
Also didn't know NYPD carried the G19, thought they carried the G21 or G22. Why would any department issue their officers the G19 as a primary carry weapon?
That I know of, NYPD is wedded to the 9x19mm.

The Glock 19 is the perfect law enforcement compromise, at least for those willing to live with 9x19mm.

It's big enough to be a perfectly adequate holster pistol.
It's small enough to be easily concealed, removing the need for specialized concealment guns, except in unusual deep cover situations.
It has light enough recoil that women with no shooting experience beyond police training can adequately use it.

Liko81
November 28, 2007, 11:31 AM
They would only discontinue the Glock 19 if they were about to introduce a new 9mm of similar size. Why bother when the 19 is their top seller?

yayarx7
November 28, 2007, 09:55 PM
Oh, Oh, Oh!

I get it, the Glock 19SF replaces the 19. Therefore no more 19.

What do I win?

FYI some internet reportings of ambidextrous latch like moldings, ala 21SF, appearing on new glock 9mm magazines.

Silvanus
November 29, 2007, 08:40 AM
That I know of, NYPD is wedded to the 9x19mm.

I thought they were issued the new .45 GAP Glocks? Or is that the State Police?

jonboynumba1
November 29, 2007, 07:40 PM
They'll never replace the 19 IMHO. It's one of the best carry guns ever made. DOZENS of the top trainers in this country and others use them daily as workhorse range tools. I know of at least 3 instructors that have gone through several bbls over the years (one guy does a lot of training for the DOE and swaps barrels every 50-100K rounds or so as accuracy dies out) I have personally carried 6 Glocks over the years with thousands of rounds through all of them. Never had one Ka-boom or had a "phase3" and don't know anyone firsthand that has. Have seen a few Glock failures but none caused any injury. 17/22 19/23 G21/30 have to be some of the best most reliable guns out there and you can buy a used one CHEAP if you shop. Think about autoloaders in the 70's and 80's (before you sent them out tho make them feel good and work) and today (sig HK Beretta ect) pricewise. They aint pretty and they aint perfect...but they're as close as $400-500 is ever going to get you. And a LOT better and tougher than many things you could buy for twice that.

Me -I Like 1911's....but I'd trust a Glock in a heartbeat....definately more than the gunzone guy who suffers from a permanent case of..."chip-on-his-shoulder-itis" about as bad as most of the "internet gun-gods" drink the kool-aid while worshipping at the "tennifer temple" of Gaston Glock (one of gunzone guys best euphemisms ever BTW) secure in the knowledge that all GLOCKS are twice as deadly as all other handguns combined :evil:

All guns fail and all guns break...some just seem to do it a lot less than others. Glocks are hard to break and simple to fix (simple parts swaps) as ugly plastic guns go they are tops in my book. They are nearly "COP-PROOF" and that in and of itself is an accomplishment...of course NYers on average probably know about as much about guns as they probably do farm equipment...so forgive me if I don't rethink my expirience ( and perhaps more importantly) that of nearly everyone I know who has been there and done that and got a paycheck for it -based on those two sources?

Besides- Everyone knows all the best shooters come from AL. GA. and Texas (in that order) anyway...why even consider input from some yankee cops from NY? :neener::D

jonboynumba1
November 29, 2007, 07:41 PM
double tap :)

R&J
November 29, 2007, 08:58 PM
The G19 is the most popular Glock sold in America! :D

The G17 is the most popular Glock sold in the world! ;)

We own both--plus a G21--and they are fabulous combat handguns! :)

--Ray

CZF
November 29, 2007, 10:05 PM
I agree about the popular G19. If not a CZ in my holster, it will be a Glock in 9mm.

I've read that the Glock 19 is now outselling the G23. Improved 9mm loads
and I'm sure the recent skyrocketing of ammo pricing contributed to that.

People are looking at the cheapest way to practice. A CZ in 9mm or
Glock in 9mm with the .22 adapter kit is the way a lot of new shooters are
going.

doc2rn
November 30, 2007, 01:26 AM
Maybe they just need to move up to the 9x21 -G32.

mballai
November 30, 2007, 02:46 PM
Finally my 19 is now collectible. :D

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