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Glock 45 - 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Michael A Ferber, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Michael A Ferber

    Michael A Ferber Member

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    Having owned a few Glocks over the years, I found the new G45 at a local shop. Why not, it even has real night sights! I plan on putting a few boxes of 124G FMJ's. Really feels good in the hand with the G17 grip. 43183286_10213239825693718_2707641653635579904_n.jpg
     
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  2. Pat Riot

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    Color me envious. :D

    Let us know how she shoots.
     
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  3. Michael A Ferber

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    Shot the G45 yesterday at my local indoor range. Two boxes of American Eagle 124g FMJ. No hiccups cycled every round. Bottom line, it's a Glock. Now, on the other hand, I believe it's one of the best in the Glock lineup. The combo of a 19 slide and a 17 grip makes it special for those who prefer a larger grip but not a longer barrel. The ergonomics are just about perfect. Basically, a 19X but doesn't use proprietary magazines, and it's black. Mine came with night sights and I'm well pleased with the overall performance of the gun. Makes a good partner with my 19X. 5YHIPEURCBERHPQMKVDEDGYSNM.jpg
     
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    I have the 19X and really like it. I’ve had a good look at the G45 and like it too. I may buy one on the blue line deal.
     
  5. Michael A Ferber

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    I'm a sucker for Glocks! I do own other brands though. Hard to beat Glock's price point and reliability.
     
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  6. JDR

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    I’ve owned my 19x for a few months now and with 1500 rounds through it so far, it’s the best shooting Glock I own. With the magazines I’ve had for my Gen3 17, I have a total of 9 magazines I can put in rotation to shoot with this 19x, and I can carry it in any one of 4 holsters I already own for my Gen3 17 & 19.
     
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    What is a blue line deal? Am I missing something?
     
  8. GunnyUSMC

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    Glock dealers can buy guns at a discount to sale to LEOs.
     
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    I think that’s “Blue Label”, law enforcement gets their Glocks with special discount deals, and these usually have blue labels on the box
     
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  10. GunnyUSMC

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    Your right. Don’t know what I was thinking when I used the word line.
     
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    Neat. Learned something today.
     
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    Minor quibble, but it's not the 19X that uses the proprietary mags, it's the gen 5 17 that does. My 19x runs all my Gen4 and earlier baseplates fine :)

    Speaking of, since the 45 doesnt have the half moon cutout, does it rock Gen 5 baseplates or the gen 4 ones?
     
  13. Michael A Ferber

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    No half-moon cutout that feels like a razor blade. The first series of Gen 5 guns was a small disaster. The 19X is interesting but the G45 is now the top Glock!
     
  14. Michael A Ferber

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    I really like the 19X because it's a Glock. Unfortunately, it lost the US Army contract because they didn't meet the Army specs at all. The 19X is not modular as was required to be considered. It was also overpriced! Is the Sig P320 a better pistol, in some areas, yes, but in the end, both could be considered based on their own merits!
     
  15. Pat Riot

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    From what I can tell the Gen 5 baseplate can be swapped with a prior generation plate and the mag should work just fine.
     
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    You can make any 17 mag fit the 19x, just sand it down.
     
  17. GunnyUSMC

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    What is the big issue with Gen5 mags that everyone is having. The only gun they don't fit is the 19X. But who has a bunch of Gen5 mags sitting around? I know more people that have the 19X then a Gen5.
     
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  18. JR24

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    Even if I had a gen 5 (I don't) i know i had a pile of 17 mags from gen 3 and 4 before i got the 19X and they all work fine.

    Is it pretty dumb to make a gun or mags that dont fit all generations (as Glock traditionally has)? Yes. Were I to buy a gen 5 17, I would spend the few bucks and swap the base plates to gen 4 ones just so everything fits fine, rather than skipping out on (IMO) Glocks best offering, stock.
     
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    Why would Glock come out with a new 9mm, and put 45 in the name?
    G45, sounds like it ought to be a 45.

    Next, they'll come out with a G9 and chamber it in 45.
     
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  20. Michael A Ferber

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    Because it's Glock's, 45th US Patton. Do you know how the Glock 17 got its numerical designation?
     
  21. GunnyUSMC

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    But does it really matter what they called it?
     
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    Apparently it does. Yet I heard far fewer complaints about the 22 not being in .22 LR or the 40 being in 10mm (apart from the coloquail Glock Fo-Tay)
     
  23. Michael A Ferber

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    Do any of you know how the first Glock was dubbed the Glock 17?
     
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    17th patent acquired by the company.
     
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  25. ATLDave

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    They already crossed that bridge. The Glock 40 is a 10mm. They just number stuff sequentially with introduction.

    And this is hardly special to Glock. For instance, a Smith & Wesson model 357 is an alloy-framed revolver chambered in 41 magnum. Because the Model 57 is a blued steel .41 magnum revolver, and the 3 prefix indicates an alloy frame.
     
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