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Glock 19 - How do you like yours?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dollar An Hour, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. Dollar An Hour

    Dollar An Hour Participating Member

    Sep 30, 2005
    Mesa, AZ
    I like 9mm's and am thinking of picking up a G19 for range & some carry. Would probably install aftermarket NS on it.

    What are the 19's strong points? Are they reliable, soft-shooting, accurate, easy to maintain?

    It'd be my first Glock, FWIW. Thanks for your input!
  2. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Elder

    Dec 24, 2002
    Glock did it right w/ their 9mm line up and the cream of the crop is the G19. I have owned a few other models but I only have the 19. It lightweight, points easily, goes bang every time you pull the trigger, ultra reliable & durable and a good size for concealed carry....what more do you need?
    Oh yeah, and ugly to spare ;)

  3. Outlaws

    Outlaws Senior Member

    Apr 10, 2006
    Valley of the Sun
    I used to have one. It felt great in my hand, but it had a "whipping" effect that I didn't like. I don't hate plastic guns for the sake of the "metal is better" issue, but I think its just a by-product of the design. To each his own though. My friends Walther P99 also had the same "whipping" that I didn't like.

    So for you question on "soft shooting", I would have to say no. Mine had combat accuracy, so I wouldn't call it a target pistol, but it would drop someone if need be.
  4. possum

    possum Mentor

    Oct 12, 2005
    Concord, N.C.
    this and more, they are reliable, have an outstanding finish (tennifer), very controlable while doing any form of shooting, even with hotter jhp loads, they are accurate enough for range and carry that is for sure. and very easy to maintain and one of the quickest handguns out there to dissassemble. i own a 19 and i like it in every respect, but it dosen't fit me but i sure wish it did. they are great weapons and of they fit you properly, then there is no reason not to have one! i would like to suggest xs 24/7 night sights, they are sweet, though my favorite are three dot night sights the xs sights are very quick on target aquasiotion.

    TOADMAN Active Member

    Aug 5, 2005
    Daytona Beach
    The Glock 19 is very reliable - shoots soft enough and very easy to maintain. For a 9mm - the G19 is tough to beat. IMO, the Glock 9mils are the brightest stars in the entire Glock line-up. I cc a G26 with meprolight night sights, no worries.. The XS 24/7 standard dot night sights are sweet - have them on my G30 and suggest that they favor a self defense role best. Almost forgot - for cc the G19 is easy but the G26 is easier..
  6. Steve C

    Steve C Senior Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    I've had my Glock 19 for close to 20 years and its one of my most carried and shot pistols. Its a great pistol, reliable, compact, accurate. It doesn't scuff up when carried and shoots any 9mm from ball to hollow point, standard to +P+ without problem or worry about it durability. I did add night sights a year ago and find them to be a nice addition. Glock has upgraded parts on it over the years. I've had to rebuild my magazines with new springs and followers but for the most part its very maintenance friendly.
  7. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    Mar 26, 2004
    AL, NC
    All pistols should be 9mms.

    All 9mm pistols should be Glocks.

    All 9mm Glocks should be Glock 19s.

    'Nuff said 8^)

  8. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Senior Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    I owned one for years, but it was just so so for me. Always reliable. But, every Glock I have ever own except for my current Glock 34 has shot low and to the left for me. That is a common issue for people until U adjust to the Glock trigger. But, as the Glocks were not my ONLY gun, I didn't practice with the exclusively, and I never got over it.

    Now, the Glock 34 has a lighter trigger stock. When I rented one in early 2005, I was amazed at how I could shoot it so well.

    But... For around the same size of gun, I'd look at the Walther P99 w/ the A/S trigger. Much better gun in my opinion. I can shoot my P99 better than I can a 1911.

    And, I sold my Glock 26 that I carried for 8 long years and went to a 9mm P99 compact w/ the A/S trigger.

    Sweet guns :)
  9. glockgod

    glockgod Member

    Aug 15, 2006
    Scenic,hysterical Noble county,Ohio
    I've had my G19 for 10 years now. I shoot IDPA,GSSF,and carry it CCW. Of the 17,19,26, or 34 I like the 19 the best. It is all I'll ever need for a carry gun.
  10. tlhelmer

    tlhelmer Active Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Southern Indiana
    The G-19 is my favorite carry CCW weapon! Perfect balance between concealability and capacity.
  11. fineredmist

    fineredmist Active Member

    May 3, 2006
    Wethersfield, Ct.
    Checkout TruGlow TFO combination fiber optic and night sights, they are great. I have them on my 2 Glock 22 and they work better than I had expected.
  12. Geno
    • Contributing Member

    Geno Elder

    Jun 11, 2005
    Sitting here with my G19C

    Buy a Glock 19C. They are awesome. The follow-up shots are fast, controlable and accurate. Besdies, it receives the 15, 17, 19 and 33 rounds magazines.

    It has been 100% reliable with all form of ammunition.

  13. DougW

    DougW Senior Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    North Texas
    Loved my new 3rd gen G19 so much that I bought a 2nd gen G19. Along with my G17, all have the XS 24/7 Big Dots. The 17 is my 3 gun pistol, 3rd gen has a Glock Light for things that go bump in the night, and the 2nd gen is my concealed carry weapon (when I don't carry my Bersa Thunder .380:D ).

    Love my Glocks!
  14. BsChoy

    BsChoy Participating Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Upstate NY
    Shipwreck, I just realized in shooting that low left is a less than perfect sight picture, ie front sight is not crisp in your view. I was a very bad "compensating shooter", aimed for the high left shoulder on a B-27 to put them in the kill zone. I was trying to focus on the target and the sights, changed that around and hold for my intended area and they all fall in that zone. Kust my opinion as I do not know what kind of shooter you are obviously.


    That said I carry a G19 off duty and just added the 3.5 trigger connector and can't miss with the darn thing
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2006
  15. SouthpawShootr

    SouthpawShootr Senior Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    Chesapeake, VA
    By far my favorite of the Glock frame sizes is the 19 sized frame. I have 2 G19s (one is a third generation 19C and the other is a second generation plain vanilla G19). Reliable? Absolutely. Soft shooting is more of a perception, but recoil is mild to say the least. Easily maintained? Absolutely. Strong points are the reliability, durability, easy serviceability, and the fact that it's large enough to be an all day shooter, but small enough to easily conceal. Parts and armorers are basically all over the place. Repairs are cheap. Leather, Kydex, whatever you want are common.
  16. cookekdjr

    cookekdjr Participating Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    Love my G19. Low recoil. Very easy to shoot well. Never jams. Holds 15+1. What's not to like?
  17. SAG0282

    SAG0282 Active Member

    Sep 23, 2003
    Pierce Co. WA
    I LOVE mine...with it, I finally found the just-right Goldilocks solution.

  18. GRIZ22

    GRIZ22 Senior Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    The agency I retired from issued Glock 19s so I've seen hundreds of them. Great size for CCW not too big, not too small. 100% reliable. Some minor parts breakage which did not tie up the gun. The only problem I've ever seen was operator induced. People would clean it just by wiping the interior of the slide over the firing pin with solvent which would look pretty but wash all the gunk down around the firing pin. Eventually this would build up and lock up the firing pin (as it would with any gun I've seen this happen to S&Ws and Berettas and only 3-5 times on hundreds of Glocks). Just flush it out with Gunscrubber or Brake Kleen and it'll be fine.

    If you feel the 5 lb trigger is too light don't go to the 12 (horrible). Ours was issued with the 8 which is okay by me (I still haven't taken it out of my Glock since I retired). The 3 1/2 pound is for comp guns only not for a carry gun.

    If required sights can be adjusted by installing different height front sights and drifting the rear.

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2006
  19. Zach S

    Zach S Mentor

    Jun 30, 2003
    Western NC/East TN
    I dont like several things about glocks. I hate the fingergrooves, hate the grip angle, hate the trigger, hate the cheap plastic sights, and hate the slide stop location.

    That said, I own a G19. Its my beater pistol. The one that gets tossed in the door pocket of my truck or the center console of my car, it gets carried when doing outdoor automotive work. Out of all of my handguns, its the one that if it did get stolen, I'd be more ticked off about the losing the money invested rather than the pistol itself.

    The G19 is my third glock. My two previous glocks were second-gen G17s. I like the 19 better simply for its smaller size. It fits into door pockets and consoles better than the G17, even with the M3 hanging on it.
  20. outofbattery

    outofbattery Active Member

    Apr 14, 2004
    The 2nd generation G19 is one of my favorite pistols.For some reason,I manage to shoot the mid-sized Glock better than the full size.I don't have any problem with the grip angle,though I don't like the finger grooves of the later guns and just for aesthetics,kind of funny when you're talking about a Glock with 1/3 the finish worn off the slide,don't care for the rail.I have nightsights and the "New York trigger" on mine, wouldn't call it perfection but for a CCW piece it's danged hard to beat.

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