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Which generation Glock 19?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, Jul 29, 2012.


Which generation Glock 19 was the best?

Poll closed Apr 12, 2015.
  1. First

    4 vote(s)
  2. Second

    17 vote(s)
  3. Third

    56 vote(s)
  4. Fourth

    22 vote(s)
  5. They are all the same

    12 vote(s)
  6. There is still much to be done. (please explain)

    0 vote(s)
  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Dear THR:
    In your opinion which generation Glock 19 was the best? I have voted for the second gen. I personally think second generation was the best production of glock.

    I do have G19 2nd generation, made in USA. Not a single complaint to date. No parts changed except that i have placed on it night sights.

  2. Robbins290

    Robbins290 Well-Known Member

    i like the third gen with the rail
  3. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    Gen 4. They fit most peoples' hand better, they come with more aggressive grip texture, an extra magazine, and a larger mag release.
  4. JROC

    JROC Well-Known Member

    I vote 3rd Gen. Never heard of any problem with a 3rd Gen G19 that I can remember. I'm sure someones probably had an issue or two with them, but IMHO it is just a great gun.
  5. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Well-Known Member

    I am actually not a Glock fan although I own a G26, G19 and G33.

    Of the 19's I like my 3rd generation best (but I haven't shot a 4th gen).
  6. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    I voted Gen4 but I also own a Gen3; both have been flawless. Approaching 3,000 rounds through the Gen4 and way, way more than that through the Gen3.
  7. Robbins290

    Robbins290 Well-Known Member

    m2. I'm not a fan either. but the reputation can't be ignored. it goes bang everytime. it's my edc. if it gets beaten and a scratched, it can't get any uglier
  8. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine Well-Known Member

    Actually it can.

    A friend gave me a G17. I didn't like it, so I gave it back.

    Later he gave me a G26. I really tried to like it but I gave it back also.

    Later I borrowed his G19 and G26 for some new shooters to try.
    The thing was my friends dog ate the G26. It looks bad but is still shoot-able.

    I returned the G19 but kept the G26 for another new shooter to try.

    When I tried to return the G26 this time, my friend said, Don't you even think of bringing that gun in my house.

    So, I do have a Glock that is even uglier than normal.:D
  9. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    There can't be one that is best.

    According to the Glock adds, they were all Perfection when they were sold.

    So who you gonna believe, Glock, or some poll?

  10. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    Key word "most." They don't fit my hand at all, to the point of being unusable.
  11. boricua9mm

    boricua9mm Well-Known Member

    When you buy a Gen. 2, you don't have to investigate when it left the factory and whether or not there are any ejection problems.

    Gen. 2 feels a bit better in the hand, but Gen. 3 works for fingers too. Edge goes to the Gen. 2 in my book.
  12. threefeathers

    threefeathers Well-Known Member

    I have a third and a fourth, they both always go boom, but the grip on the fourth is more comfortable to me.
  13. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    No it says Georgia USA
  14. Robbins290

    Robbins290 Well-Known Member

    my 30 says georgia too. but above it says "made in Austria"
  15. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    Just to avoid any possible confusion, I'd like to add that there are no Gen1 G19. The first generation of the G19 was made to the G17's Gen2 style
  16. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

  17. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    I had heard Glock had made some for ATF testing, but didn't know any had been released for sale.

    I've seen a couple of reputed Gen1 G19s, but they were all cut down G17s...there was no border around the texture and they had G17 length slides
  18. coolluke01

    coolluke01 Well-Known Member

    I think there were problems with the Gen 3's with lights on the rail. They didn't cycle properly IIRC. I know that was not the G19 with those issues. I'm just showing that the Gen 3 was not always perfect as everyone remembers. They are great now, just as the Gen 4's.

    I believe that most of the Gen's had a issue or two that was taken care of in short order. Gen 4's are no exception. I've had two now for a while and have put 1000's of rounds between them with no issues.

    I like the Gen 4 because of the backstraps and the oversized mag release.

    Any Glock I buy will be a Gen 4 from now on.
  19. DougW

    DougW Well-Known Member

    Gen 2 fits me the best-


  20. shaggy430

    shaggy430 Well-Known Member

    A buddy of mine has one. His dad is a retired DEA agent and gave it to him. It has trouble feeding hollow points. Next time I see him I'll ask if I can take a picture of it. He usually keeps it in his truck.

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