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The Ultimate Guide to the GLOCK 19

With the all the straight lines the Glock 19 balances nicely for photos!

It is 09/19 and Cheaper Than Dirt! is declaring it unofficially GLOCK 19 Day! Now, if only the boss would give us a paid holiday so we can shoot one of America’s most popular pistols.

Introduced in 1988, the GLOCK 19 9mm pistol is the Austrian company’s second pistol produced. First introduced to law enforcement, the GLOCK 19 became just as popular with civilians. The GLOCK 19 has a 4-inch barrel and an overall length of 6.85 inches. It weighs 29.98 ounces loaded with 15 rounds of 9mm.

Today, all hail the GLOCK 19! For more about this popular and classic pistol, The Shooter’s Log has compiled the ultimate guide to the GLOCK 19:

Do you carry a GLOCK 19? Tell us what you love—or hate—about the GLOCK 19 in the comment section.

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Comments (14)

  1. I bought a new GLOCK 19 Gen 4 and shot it for the 1st time. It pulled low and to the left. Can anyone suggest how to fix this? I’m sure it is me and not the firearm. My mechanics need improving. Thanks

  2. I have been carrying my Glock 19 inside the waistband. If you are trying to keep it covered with a T shirt I find myself tugging my shirt down all day and while sitting in the car, I can feel the wide slide pushing in to my back and the end of the grip making a dent in the seat since I carry it around the 4:00 position. For summer carry, I really would want a smaller gun, probably a .380 or micro 9. If I can wear a covering garment and run the glock 19 outside the waistband, it is really comfy and visually disappears.

  3. I have a model 23 and I like it. I would not use it as my carry as I feel its to big to hide. You can tell I’m carrying my 23 as its bulky an shows. I use my 23 at the range an enjoyed shooting it. It never jammed even with reloads. If you look at youtube you’ll see what and how crazy reliable this gun is. It will shoot under water, clogged up with dirt, dropped in to sand, ETC. Good gun, fun to shoot and reliable, what more do you need. Next to a shot gun it makes a good home gun.

  4. I have 5 handguns, and each has a specific purpose. A Glock 17 with CT laser is in the nightstand next to the bed. My wife has shot it, and is comfortable with it. Someone breaks into the house in the middle of the night, we both know that you put the little red dot on center mass and pull the trigger — no thinking, is the safety off? Do I need to cock it?. A Glock 22 with night sights sits in the top drawer of my workbench in my workshop, where I can often be found into the wee small hours. A 1911 .45 calls the drawer of the table next to my recliner in the family room home. It’s sighted in for 10 yards, which is the exact distance from my recliner to the front door. A baby Sig (P938) is my carry weapon. Resting in a woven nylon pocket holster, you’d never know it was in my pocket, and I don’t have to wear my shirt untucked. And last, but not least, an old S&W model 60 is tucked in the center console of my car, and is the weapon I am probably most likely to ever have to use, as my personal opinion is that the most likely scenarios where you will have to defend your life with a handgun are road rage and car-jacking.

  5. I have lots of guns I like that are not Glocks. I like my G27 and my G19 for their ease of use and versatility. The G27 conceals easier and I run/shoot my G27 slightly better than my G19 and I can switch it to a G26 with the swapping of the barrel and magazine. With the Lone Wolf barrel in 9MM it is surprisingly accurate. Surprisingly accurate and quick on target.
    The G19 with its accessory rail allows the use of a laser/light combo and has reduced recoil for faster followup shots with it installed. We’re I to make the choice again I would choose a G23 so I could do the same with it as the G27. With simply a quick parts change the G23 can be a 40 Cal or 9MM without affecting reliability or accuracy and if the results are like my 27/26 the aftermarket barrel will allow the use of lead bullets, reloads and increase accuracy. Almost a two for one deal.

  6. Sorry, wanted to stay out of the Glock lovers forum this time but….Nothing shoots as well as a Glock because you have a Glock.
    Nothing drive as nice as a Ford, hits as well as Ping, Floats as well as Larson, plows like a Deere.
    The fact is lots of guns shoot as well as a Glock some better. It is a good thing to be happy and confident in your gun but Glock is not end all and be all.

    American Owner, American Made…………..

  7. bought my 19 in 1992. I shoot a lot of different weapons, on duty and off, nothing shoots as well as my Glock. Only have two Glocks, but the 19 is by far my favorite.

  8. Sorry… Not a Glock guy here.
    When it first came out it had some significant issues which led to an accidental police shooting in Miami and 3 days of riots. Also made of plastic back then.
    My duty weapons were S&W or Sig P226

    Now I still have S&W Sig…

    Sorry Glock…

  9. I brought my Glock 19 in July 1990. At the time, I had been thru 2 police academies and one special agent academy and many Army and air Force programs. At the time, the Oklahoma City Police Department had just gone to the G17. In their Academy 90% of cadets qualified the very first time. In prior years, only about 70% qualified the first time with a 38 wheel gun…….nuff said? The first two clips from mine, 30 rounds at 25 yards, over a bag I fired as quick as I could see the front site. 26 in the black and 4 within 2 inches of black…..wish I knew how quick they went down range, but you get the idea….I have much more accurate 1911s, Ruger single actions, and dont carry the Glock…..but if I really think I may need a handgun, its the one I dig out……

  10. Glock is not German, it is Austrian and made in Merriata Georgia USA, It was designed almost 30 ago by two machinist at Beretta. They wanted to sell the design to Beretta but Beretta felt the legal liability of selling a’ striker fired pistol’ was too great and rejected it.

    So when Austria put out a bid for replacement to the expensive as Hell to make Steyr GB (I own one a great pistol with fixed bbl called delayed blow back action) the bidders had to be Austrian companies so the Italian machinist sold the deal to Glock .

    There is lot I actually like about the Glock , but the US shooter is not used to the striker fired design and so we have the extraordinary number of negligent shootings with Glocks by cops and citizens and the continuing avalanche of law suits against Glock,

    Consider New York STate suing Glock DECADES AGO and proving glock knew it was dangerous due to the striker system and thus was born the’ NY trigger’ (basically DAO Glock nearly)

    I shoot very well with the GLOCK and they are extraordinarily reliable AND NATURAL POINTERS (except the .45 acp version)

    But these pistols are too dangerous IMO for the average LEO to carry, but good for SWAT entry teamS ABD SO PEOPLE.

    Just look up “Glock Accidental shootings” you can’t read them all in just a few months or so if you also read the lawsuit filings too. iF YOUY KEEP THE CHAMBER EMPTY THEN RACK IT IN ONE MOTION ON THE DRAW THE WEAPON IS SAFE AS ANY STABNDARD AUTO THOUGHG.( sorry caps stick)

  11. Glock is not German, it is Austrian and made in Georgia USA, It was designed almost 30 ago by two machinist at Beretta. They wanted to sell the design to Beretta but Beretta felt the legal liability of selling a striker fired pistol was too great and rejected it.

    So when Austria put out a bid for replacement to the expensive as Hell to make Steyr GB (I own one a great pistol with fixed bbl called delayed blow back action) the bidders had to be Austrian companies so the Italian machinist sold the deal to Glock .

    There is lot I like about the Glock but the US shooter is not used to the strikler fired design and so the extraordinary number of negligent shootings with Glocks by cops and citizens and the continuing avalanche of law suits against Glock,Consider NYS suing Glock and proving they knew it was dangerous due to the striker system and thus was born the NY trigger (basically DAO Glock nearly)
    I shoot very well with them and they are extraordinarily reliable (except the .45 acp version)

    But these pistols are too dangerous for the average LEO to carry, but good for SWAT entry team. Just look up “Glock Accidental shootings” you can’t read them all in just a few months or so if you also read the lawsuit filings too.

  12. @ Mc Ruger.

    Yeah, your right!!! Although, I think Glock pistol sales have slumped. And the companies out their are trying to Unload their Glocks, at just about any price.

  13. No not again.. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

    I am going to try to stay out of the Glock discussion this time. Have fun.

    American owned, American Made.

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